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Bernard Tomic Video

Matchu
10-03-2007, 03:24 AM
A video I took of Bernard Tomic playing in Australia

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hVKeK2AgXMo

avinash
10-03-2007, 04:50 AM
what the F... is this waste of time :o :eek: :mad:

lazyman
10-03-2007, 06:26 AM
lol thats supposed to be the future of Australian tennis. It was like watching my neighbour play. my neighbours pretty good hes 14 to and his parents are ex pros and he plays in state tournaments and stuff. maybe it just looked sucky on the camera but the shots looked so weak like it was a warm up or something

trixtah
10-03-2007, 07:39 AM
looks slow because the camera makes the court look shortened...but even still, average tennis....mostly because I can't see shit

found a gem on his website
"Ambition: No.1 in the world" and "Win all Grand Slams"

Now WHERE have we heard that before hmmmm? He has an assload of pics with a bunch of pros though O_O

sodman12
10-03-2007, 03:57 PM
Yeah video yourself playing tennis and it will be a humbling experience.

sodman12
10-03-2007, 09:24 PM
BTW he looks like Frank D. on this video. hehehe

superandy88
10-03-2007, 11:17 PM
Jacky Miccini is the better '92 player, you'll see!;)

NYCtennisfan
10-04-2007, 12:01 AM
Can't tell his exact height from this, but it looks like he is going to be quite tall. I was surprised at how weak the serve was for someone that height even if they are only 14.

lazyman
10-04-2007, 12:50 AM
Yeah video yourself playing tennis and it will be a humbling experience.

i know i suck i only play local comps but even my neighbour who is only at a state level plays better then what was on that vid either the camera was lying or tomic wasnt trying cause noway can someone play like that and be the top level of junior australian tennis

Burrow
10-04-2007, 01:27 AM
Big difference from Junior to Pro, as Pete Sampras said he was focusing on being a great pro not a great junior, and I'm not sure how Tomic will end up.

trixtah
10-04-2007, 03:20 AM
i know i suck i only play local comps but even my neighbour who is only at a state level plays better then what was on that vid either the camera was lying or tomic wasnt trying cause noway can someone play like that and be the top level of junior australian tennis

He's pretty good for a 14 year old just looking at his results from the last year

win Orange Bowl 142/U (USA) 2006
win ITF Int. Adelaide 18/U MAR 2006
win ITF Gosford(Sydney) 18/U MAR 2006
win ITF Int. New Zealand 18/U FEB 2006
win ITF Int. Wellington (NZ) 18/U FEB 2006

but yes, not good enough to make the jump to pro yet. We'll see what happens with him--at this point I'm pretty sure Young could double bagel this kid

Matchu
10-04-2007, 03:27 AM
I should explain a couple of things before anymore of you rip into him, this video was taken when Bernard was suspended and could have been playing in Wimbledon, so I don't think he was the happiest he could have been. Also he didn't play very well he actually lost this match. Since the suspension he has won his last 3 tournaments in 4 appearances, so he would be playing much better than that now.

lazyman
10-04-2007, 03:32 AM
He's pretty good for a 14 year old just looking at his results from the last year



but yes, not good enough to make the jump to pro yet. We'll see what happens with him--at this point I'm pretty sure Young could double bagel this kid

my neibour is 14 and plays better then what i saw on that vid though so age isnt an excuse. If he was unhappy he wouldnt play as good as he should but still its like he wasnt trying at all does anyone know if he was taking that seriously and also i didnt know he got suspended what was that for?

Matchu
10-04-2007, 03:46 AM
my neibour is 14 and plays better then what i saw on that vid though so age isnt an excuse. If he was unhappy he wouldnt play as good as he should but still its like he wasnt trying at all does anyone know if he was taking that seriously and also i didnt know he got suspended what was that for?

Heres the thing he was suspended for not trying in Roland Garros, so theres your answer.

lazyman
10-04-2007, 03:55 AM
can u elaborate on that. is that serious u can be suspended for not trying. is it something to do with betting or something or is there another reason the players have to try?

trixtah
10-04-2007, 03:57 AM
So he's not trying in this video because he was suspended from Wimbledon for not trying in Roland Garros? This kid writes his own jokes...

btw @ lazyman--I've played competitively and have hit with some college ball players who are good enough to be in the top 150 or even the top 100 but when I used a regular camera, it looked pretty shoddy, something like this but with a bit more pace. None of these home video type clips will look remotely what you see on TV

lazyman
10-04-2007, 04:05 AM
So he's not trying in this video because he was suspended from Wimbledon for not trying in Roland Garros? This kid writes his own jokes...

btw @ lazyman--I've played competitively and have hit with some college ball players who are good enough to be in the top 150 or even the top 100 but when I used a regular camera, it looked pretty shoddy, something like this but with a bit more pace. None of these home video type clips will look remotely what you see on TV

really well maybe my neighbour is better then i thought. he did tell me he doesnt play many tournaments cause he doesnt like to travel. But hes little bro is just as good as him he is only 11 and he plans to go pro someday.

Matchu
10-04-2007, 04:08 AM
So he's not trying in this video because he was suspended from Wimbledon for not trying in Roland Garros? This kid writes his own jokes...


I never said thats the reason I was simply giving facts.

Matchu
10-04-2007, 04:09 AM
can u elaborate on that. is that serious u can be suspended for not trying. is it something to do with betting or something or is there another reason the players have to try?

Tennis Australia funds his fees to travel around the world playing and they have a 100% effort rule.

lazyman
10-04-2007, 04:20 AM
Tennis Australia funds his fees to travel around the world playing and they have a 100% effort rule.

oh yeh that makes sense

baghdatis
10-06-2007, 06:23 AM
lazyman, what is ur nighbours Aus Ranking?

lazyman
10-06-2007, 06:27 AM
lazyman, what is ur nighbours Aus Ranking?

lol like i said he doesnt enter many tournaments at all but he does have a ranking from this one tournamnet he did go in hang on one sec and ill find it. he does a few tournaments around the area but not past more then like 3-4 hours drive usually i think and most dont get him rankings. his little bro has a higher ranking though but there about equally good

hes 2085
and the younger one is 1774

baghdatis
10-06-2007, 06:50 AM
ok then, So they are good, but Tomic is 63 with only 3 tournies so yeah...

lazyman
10-06-2007, 06:53 AM
i know tomic is better (duh) just that vid wasnt showing it

baghdatis
10-06-2007, 06:59 AM
ok then.

VolandriFan
10-06-2007, 07:08 AM
Wow, Tomic sounds cocky and arrogant.

He'll be hot when he's older.

lazyman
10-06-2007, 07:11 AM
ok then.

u play big tournaments dont u? u got a rank?

baghdatis
10-06-2007, 08:23 AM
when This Months rankings come out I probably will

I'm playing 2 more ranking tournies for the rest of the year
one level 10 and one level 11. I am playing in 14's tournies.

lazyman
10-06-2007, 08:36 AM
cool good luck

baghdatis
10-06-2007, 08:45 AM
thanks:)

Peoples
10-06-2007, 10:24 AM
If even youtube commenters are saying things like "he's moving like with a piano on his back", so it's not really promising :haha: