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Firstly he is not complaining. He is a 19 year old kid pointing out that he is not used to playing weekly tournaments, travelling between countries each time.
He's 20 (in a month or so), he's well-off, and strong like an ox. If tennis tour is too demanding, nobody is stopping him from finding work in McDonald's, won't even have to travel much.

“There’s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,” he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, “they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don’t succeed in the end. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.”
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poor catatomic

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Horrible attitude from a tennis 'professional' - I don't care how old he is you should always give your best in any match you play, no matter the score.
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tomic should stop obeying the rules and start taking 40 seconds between points. he'd find things easier then.
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He's neither tired nor hurt... more like he's still dreaming of success without pains and sacrifice.
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tomic should stop obeying the rules and start taking 40 seconds between points. he'd find things easier then.
tomic would win grand slams with this tactical change

anyway, disgusting that this tall mug with no serve is seen as the future of tennis

nishikori and raonic are where it is at. they actually beat top players and win tournaments despite being young
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bandwagon post.

tomic is significantly younger than either raonic or nishikori
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bandwagon post.

tomic is significantly younger than either raonic or nishikori
its true that they are a year or two ahead of him, but nonetheless, raonic has actually gone up against top players (murray, federer, nadal when very young) and come out looking respectable, winning occasionally

nishikori deservedly won that second career title the other week, playing superb tennis

tomic meanwhile, seems to be going backwards. he gains a little bit of momentum, then puts his feet up, instead of continuing on with his momentum. then he loses the momentum, and goes into a downward spiral

for that reason, i think those two are a better future for tennis than tomic
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all this crying b/4 he turn 20?

if its hard for u boy u can always stop playing...

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What do you guys think? Do we need to scale back the amount of games these guys are playing? Maybe move to a best of 3 format?

...We don't want these awesome talents too burn out too quickly after all.
Burning himself out is completely Tomic's own fault. You don't have to play every week if it's too much (as it is).

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And now... the fast and furious tour causes another one to bite the dust.

This time it's Tomic. Here's another talented player addressing the grueling intensity and length of the tennis season and how it's been affecting his game.





What do you guys think? Do we need to scale back the amount of games these guys are playing? Maybe move to a best of 3 format?

...We don't want these awesome talents too burn out too quickly after all.
2 things I get from this article.

1. Tomic should have had plenty of time to rest losing in the 1st round everywhere.
2. Mayer is mroe talented than Tomic, if Tomic really put 100% effort in the first set.
3. Why should we change the tour because Tomic wants us to out of all people?
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i would say one quote that bothers me is, "“It's been defending points, defending stuff. I started feeling the pressure. I wasn't prone to pressure growing up, 16, 17."

That will be the question in his career. Will he ever mature to the point of handling adversity the right way since he hasn't properly faced it. It will be the difference between a top 20 player and a journeyman.
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Give the kid a break. This has been his first year defending points and he has clearly felt the pressure. It takes time to get used to these situations and I'm sure he will bounce back next year. He's not perfect but he's nowhere near as bad as people on here make out.
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I say, is this young man aware that he doesn't have to play week in, week out?

Learn from Wiserer: schedule carefully, be selective, and get plenty of rest throughout the year since there is no off season.
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I say, is this young man aware that he doesn't have to play week in, week out?

Learn from Wiserer: schedule carefully, be selective, and get plenty of rest throughout the year since there is no off season.
Actually Wiserer played 69 matches this year, while Tomic played 51.

“There’s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,” he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, “they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don’t succeed in the end. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.”
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