It is no joke, that when i startet to play tennis myself in 1992/1993 i tried to copy Thomas' game. His forehand, his serve, his bad volleys..
. He was my idol for long years! I someone changed my game a little bit, but it all began with him!
I had a lot of fun in watching him, win all the games. In my opinion it is a shame he never won a Grand Slam, it was a pity that he lost to Kafelnikov in that Aussie Final. And even it was his only final. He never really had success in Grand Slams, so it just is. Look at his finals, he played 26 (27?) finals on tour and won 19 of it! That is just amazing! On a good day he could beat everyone sometimes easily, even players like Agassi, Becker, Edberg, Chang, whoever. Only against Pete Sampras he had greater problems, and mostly lost.
So, i say goodbye to one of the greatest players i followed so far!!!
Thank you for all your great games! Goodbye Tompa!!!