Who else wants to see an epic Bernard Tomic comeback?

Coolio

Professional
I do.
I love his style of tennis and the way he plays, I'd like to see a big run from him in Aus Open and a comeback to the top flight. Fascinating to see how his style of tennis works in the modern game and how he wins points.
 

James P

Hall of Fame
It certainly would be interesting, but I don't think there's any evidence that this will occur. He simply doesn't care. I'm surprised he hasn't just retired already.
 

Bukowski

Professional
I was never even really that impressed by his game. Not a strong mover at all and his ground game was unattractive. Really ugly FH and serve. I agree though, it would be an epic comeback. I think he missed his 2011-2015ish opportunities. He found his way into the 4th round+ of a couple AOs and wimbys.
 

J-Wildcard

Rookie
I saw him when he was in great form at my local in Nottingham, he was playing dudi sela I think on the semi final challenger that year and lost but was playing well and went on to make the Wimbledon QF only beaten by eventual winner Novak. This year he was back at Nottingham so I was gonna go down to see him but the event was ruined by rain and held indoors tho I saw he withdrew with fatigue/injury? Be one to look for, was playing great a few years ago, a really tricky player mixing the pace up.
 
I would like to see an epic comeback from him so his style of play can inspire me to play with as much as effort as possible in all my games!
 

jon70

Semi-Pro
Really ugly FH and serve.
With his height his serve could've been more of a weapon but it was accurate and reliable, and his flat forehand was dangerous. Plus he sort of invented the soft faded inside out forehand drop shot.

Basically I don't find his game unattractive, and unlike Kyrgios, I think Bernie did about as well as his game allowed. Notice I'm using a lot of past tense because I think he's probably done.
 

Bukowski

Professional
With his height his serve could've been more of a weapon but it was accurate and reliable, and his flat forehand was dangerous. Plus he sort of invented the soft faded inside out forehand drop shot.

Basically I don't find his game unattractive, and unlike Kyrgios, I think Bernie did about as well as his game allowed. Notice I'm using a lot of past tense because I think he's probably done.
No doubt his FH was effective on fast surfaces. I think he was an elite grass court player as well. But that stroke just didn’t appeal to me with the strange take back. But giraffe style movement will probably make any stroke look unorthodox. Those drop shots you described were extremely impressive I thought. I guess I’m using pasttense as well.
 

Bender

G.O.A.T.
I have a suspicion that Tomic plays "creative" tennis because he's so ****ing lazy. If he had tried harder during his development he'd probably have a more vanilla game.

Now that he wasted a lot of his development years, he's come out of it lacking consistent, actual weapons.

You just don't win big titles with nothing but a bag of tricks, otherwise Santoro would've won slams.
 

Enga

Hall of Fame
I have a suspicion that Tomic plays "creative" tennis because he's so ****ing lazy. If he had tried harder during his development he'd probably have a more vanilla game.

Now that he wasted a lot of his development years, he's come out of it lacking consistent, actual weapons.

You just don't win big titles with nothing but a bag of tricks, otherwise Santoro would've won slams.
Maybe, but isn't there also a rumor that he has messed up hips or something? A birth defect of some sort. He certainly looks slow out there.
 

EdSWright

Professional
I have a suspicion that Tomic plays "creative" tennis because he's so ****ing lazy. If he had tried harder during his development he'd probably have a more vanilla game.

Now that he wasted a lot of his development years, he's come out of it lacking consistent, actual weapons.

You just don't win big titles with nothing but a bag of tricks, otherwise Santoro would've won slams.
I'd opt for the bag of tricks. Imagine the boredom playing the same shots for 5 hours every day. They may win. They may become machines. But there is a cost.
 

Matheson

Rookie
I believe Tomic to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, even possibly better then Federer and Djokovic, but unfortunately his mind isn't in it.
 
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