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Has Tomas' game improved since he dumped Lucie?

Do relationships have an effect on the outcome of your career?

Roddick's career has clearly crashed the rocks since he got together with Decker.

Federer's reached GOAT status since he mooed Mirka. I meant woo.

Nadal and Djoker perform consistently because they forged consistent partnerships since a very young age.

What about Tomas? Has his luck changed for good? Will he finally show his full potential, which we've been expecting him to show since 2005?

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Re: Has Tomas' game improved since he dumped Lucie?

One of the better threads of the day without a shadow of a doubt.
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Re: Has Tomas' game improved since he dumped Lucie?

Igor Andreev finally got broken up with by whats her name and looked whats happened to him..... so yes, definitely sometimes...

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Re: Has Tomas' game improved since he dumped Lucie?

As bad as it sounds, yes.

At first it resulted in a horrible performance and loss against Soderling 6-1 6-0 only the day after the breakup (apparently) but since then he's made the QF in Montreal, SF in Cincy, won Beijing, SF in Paris, SF WTF, QF AO, won Montpellier, SF Monte-Carlo and now the final in Madrid as well.

But saying that he does have a new girlfriend, but then at least she's with him most of the time which Lucie couldn't do as a fellow tennis player.
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Re: Has Tomas' game improved since he dumped Lucie?

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As bad as it sounds, yes.

At first it resulted in a horrible performance and loss against Soderling 6-1 6-0 only the day after the breakup (apparently) but since then he's made the QF in Montreal, SF in Cincy, won Beijing, SF in Paris, SF WTF, QF AO, won Montpellier, SF Monte-Carlo and now the final in Madrid as well.

But saying that he does have a new girlfriend, but then at least she's with him most of the time which Lucie couldn't do as a fellow tennis player.
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Re: Has Tomas' game improved since he dumped Lucie?

Whatever the reason, the improvements are clear. Let's hope he keeps it up...

That said, he was always one of the best on very fast surfaces, so his great from this week isn't that surprising.

He is one of the most harmed by this era's generally slow conditions. The tennis he showed today vs Del Potro, he can't show it in slow surfaces because he can't hit through the courts vs top players and tends to get frustrated and start spraying errors. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't even reach Nadal next week in Rome and got routined by Del Potro when they face in a slower court, where he can't finish points off so easily. Berdych's career has been great, especially considering his game is not suited at all to the current conditions.

It is really a shame there's not more variety in surfaces. Tomas would definitely thrive in very fast surfaces, as would for instance Tsonga. First strike tennis is his biggest strength, which gets nullified by most of the current courts. As a fan, I'd just love for him to redline his game for two weeks and get a Slam before he's done, at Wimbledon or USO (who are faster than RG and AO).

For now, would like to see him crack the #5. A player like him deserves to have been in the world top 5 at least once in his career.

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Re: Has Tomas' game improved since he dumped Lucie?

hmmm let me see sampras and roddick declined because they got too much interested in sex.

fed became so less interested in sex that he became goat. kidding

nadal and nole remained consistent because it was all an act anyways. just kidding well for nole.

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Jo and Tomas are going to wreak havoc at the All England Club.
I really hope so.

Especially Jo, it's time for him to achieve his potential. I can't believe how poor he was vs Nole last year in the semis after serving Roger off the court. His game is so well suited for grass courts with his huge serve and great net game: it's time to keep up the high level for an entire tournament.
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Re: Has Tomas' game improved since he dumped Lucie?

If I had a hot chick like Ester sitting in my players' box whilst I'm playing a match, then I really can't do much wrong, especially when you think about "after the match" .



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hmmm let me see sampras and roddick declined because they got too much interested in sex.

fed became so less interested in sex that he became goat. kidding

nadal and nole remained consistent because it was all an act anyways. just kidding well for nole.
Which is not altogether untrue. There was a GOAT once who overindulged in sex. Brought his career down. I think his name was Bjorn something.

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Re: Has Tomas' game improved since he dumped Lucie?

Back on topic: Yes Tomas's game really has improved in the last year, I really hope he keeps this up because I think his aggressive ballstriking is great to watch when he's on song.

Hope he beats Roger and wins Madrid.

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damn it man. she is hotter than a furnace.

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Re: Has Tomas' game improved since he dumped Lucie?

Davydenko's wife had a huge role in reviving his career, if rumours are to be believed and I think he really dotes on her for it.

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I think he matured simply, he was succesfull at beginning of his career playing agressive teniss, - ballbashing sometimes really, won in 2005 indoor Paris - which was quicker that time than nowadays. He was playing great seems like big future is ahead of him than he somehow stagnated - was No.20 2x in row and than 2010 came and he out of nowhere make Miami F, than RG SF and Wimbledon F. He get points made top 10 again- post Wimbledon he was horrible don´t know why, but next season 2011 he was consistent making QF all the time, not making many upsets, but beating guys he was supposed to beat - RG was big upset... but at least he is now defending nothing there and can add a lot of points. I don´t think it has to do something with his GF, i think he just matured - by age, by playing matches, simply 2010 was big year - SF RG and Wimbledon F, than he was in slump and he just matured and started 2011 being more consistent - solid top 10 player.
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Jo and Tomas are going to wreak havoc at the All England Club.
I have the same feeling, i think Wimbledon and Olympics winner will be Jo, Tomas or Roger. Both Jo and Tomas have perfect game for grass, definitely much better than Nadal-Djokovic.
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