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Bernard Tomic is a future No. 1 player

Saw parts of the last AO matches by Bernard, and I'm very impressed. He has an all-court game, and is a bit like Federer and Nadal rolled into one.

He's fearless, and took on Nadal's forehand instead of looking to avoid it.

It will be interesting to see his growth arc within the next year.

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Re: Bernard Tomic is a future No. 1 player

No, he's not. His lack of power will do him in, eventually. And he's relatively slow.

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Re: Bernard Tomic is a future No. 1 player

No way, top 10 is possible, though.
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Re: Bernard Tomic is a future No. 1 player

I know he has had a lot of hype. I have seen only a few matches and I have not yet been overly impressed. He is young though and has a lot of room for improvement. Anxious to see how he does.
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Re: Bernard Tomic is a future No. 1 player

The OP's nickname is Tennis Fool...

I guess this says enough about his prediction. No personal offence meant. It's just foolish to predict something like this for the new Gilles Simon.
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Re: Bernard Tomic is a future No. 1 player

No, he won't.
He's not good enough, is not strong enough and as long as Murray and Nadal are around there's no way he'll be no.1.
Raonic has a better chance of being no.1.

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Re: Bernard Tomic is a future No. 1 player

He's still not grown into himself, so I don't mean No. 1 anytime soon. I'm just very impressed with how he handled Felo and how he gave Nadal fits. There have been a lot of young players who have squelched their talent, but I haven't seen a young player this impressive since, maybe, Nadal.

ETA: I find his game more impressive than Djokovic, Murray or Roddick's.
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Hahahaha, no way.

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The OP's nickname is Tennis Fool...

I guess this says enough about his prediction. No personal offence meant. It's just foolish to predict something like this for the new Gilles Simon.
+1 Tomic is a slow pusher, simon should have a better career than him.

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He's still not grown into himself, so I don't mean No. 1 anytime soon. I'm just very impressed with how he handled Felo and how he gave Nadal fits. There have been a lot of young players who have squelched their talent, but I haven't seen a young player this impressive since, maybe, Nadal.

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He gave nadull trouble because nadull played like crap.

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What a thread

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He's still not grown into himself, so I don't mean No. 1 anytime soon. I'm just very impressed with how he handled Felo and how he gave Nadal fits. There have been a lot of young players who have squelched their talent, but I haven't seen a young player this impressive since, maybe, Nadal.

ETA: I find his game more impressive than Djokovic, Murray or Roddick's.
You can think whatever you want of his game, but at the end of the day, the fact is that Djokovic is faster crawling on hands and knees than Tomic is in a dead sprint.
Tomic doesn't have the athleticism to be at the top of the game

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He's still not grown into himself, so I don't mean No. 1 anytime soon. I'm just very impressed with how he handled Felo and how he gave Nadal fits. There have been a lot of young players who have squelched their talent, but I haven't seen a young player this impressive since, maybe, Nadal.

ETA: I find his game more impressive than Djokovic, Murray or Roddick's.
Tomic's game is much better than Roddick's, true. Roddick is faster and has a much better serve though.

Djokovic is much faster, has a better serve, better backhand and better forehand, better volleys.

Murray is better in every way.

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+1 Tomic is a slow pusher, simon should have a better career than him.
Damn, I hate when I read replies that are from posters on ignore.

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He's still not grown into himself, so I don't mean No. 1 anytime soon. I'm just very impressed with how he handled Felo and how he gave Nadal fits. There have been a lot of young players who have squelched their talent, but I haven't seen a young player this impressive since, maybe, Nadal.

ETA: I find his game more impressive than Djokovic, Murray or Roddick's.
Hard not to. These guys have some of the most boring game styles ever displayed in the history of tennis.
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Well of course.
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