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Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

Will it be Milos Raonic who showed his good form and mental toughness in a close final @ Chennai?

Or will it be homeboy Bernard Tomic with his variety and organizer's blessings?

Or someone else?
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Re: Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

Will be Kravetz with his extraordinary naturally blessed groundstrokes and his never say die attitude.
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Re: Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

Dimitrov who actually destroyed a top 10 player this week.

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Re: Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

Tomic or Dimitrov.
Tomic can win many matches. Outside the top 4, he can beat most players.
Dimitrov is in very good form, he can win a couple of rounds with a good draw.
I think Raonic won't repeat last year's run even though MTF thinks he's gonna reach semis since he won Chennai...
I would love to say Harrison has a chance to reach 2nd round, but most probably he will lose the first match regardless the draw.
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Re: Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

If Milos keeps that fantastic level up next week, it will be him. He also has the experience of having made the 4th round there last year.
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Re: Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

anybody but raonic...
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Re: Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

AO is way too slow for Raonic, his serve will be considerably less effective so I can't see him getting through a decent grinder with an average return and reasonably strong mentality.
Tomic may fail under pressure but realistically he may avail himself of a good draw and reach R16/QF.

Except from those two, I don't expect any other youngster to make some mess in this tournament.
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Re: Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

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AO is way too slow for Raonic, his serve will be considerably less effective so I can't see him getting through a decent grinder with an average return and reasonably strong mentality.
Tomic may fail under pressure but realistically he may avail himself of a good draw and reach R16/QF.

Except from those two, I don't expect any other youngster to make some mess in this tournament.
Faster surfaces don't always suit these kind of players, big servers often have poor movement and need a lot of time to hit their rally shots. If he hits his serve the right way, it's going to be an ace most of the times anyway, no matter how fast the surface is (if they're both hardcourts, just looking at that).

On a faster hardcourt however, he has less time to set his groundstrokes up, so I think the AO suits him better than say, the US Open. Because his serve is still a huge weapon, but he's not a complete non-factor once the rally gets started.

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Re: Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

Grigor Dimitrov. He schooled Fish and carried Bulgaria in the Hopman Cup.

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Re: Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

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Grigor Dimitrov. He schooled Fish and carried Bulgaria in the Hopman Cup.
Hmm but the Hopman cup is an exhibition tournament. I do wish Dimitrov stops mugging around and starts winning, maybe the Hopman cup is the confidence he needs.

I remember the older Dimitrov (i.e. Roger Federer) also played the Hopman cup before his breakout year, that maybe a sign.. :P
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Hmm but the Hopman cup is an exhibition tournament. I do wish Dimitrov stops mugging around and starts winning, maybe the Hopman cup is the confidence he needs.
They took it seriously, though. Berdych, Fish, and Nielsen were not clowning around when they faced Grisha. He really impressed me last week.

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Re: Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

Hopman cup is fast indoor hard. Slow outdoor hard isn't Grigor's best surface though...
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Re: Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

I think Tomic.

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Re: Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

Depends on the draw but probably Tomic.

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Re: Which youngster will have the best run in the Australian Open?

Dimitrov, he has looked good recently, detroyed Fish in Hopman Cup and Fish seemed to take it VERY seriously. the time has come

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