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RG Boys' Singles R3: Pella def. Tomic 7-6, 6-3

W!MBLEDON
06-04-2008, 04:52 PM
Tomic is the top seed for this year's junior event. Somewhat of a shock scoreline; the two had a much closer encounter at the Australian Open earlier this year, Tomic beating Brunken 5-7, 6-3, 8-6.

The win lifts Tomic to 9 and 0 at Grand Slams this year.

Tomic plays Guido Pella next, who crushed another Aussie junior, Andrew Thomas, 6-0, 6-4.

Tsung-Hua Yang, who lost to Tomic in the final of the Australian Open, is still in the event. He plays Evgeny Donskoy in the quarterfinals.

The winner of Tomic and Pella plays the winner of Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Polish hope Jerzy Janowicz, seeded fourteenth and twelfth respectively.

In the other half of the draw, the victor of Donskoy and Yang will play the winner of an interesting match-up between Soong-Jae Cho, who defeated ninth seed Ryan Harrison in three sets, and second seed Cesar Ramirez of Mexico, who fell to Tomic in two sets in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, but is undoubtedly a more formidable opponent on clay.

Draw can be found here (http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/bs/r4s1.html).

n3gative
06-04-2008, 04:55 PM
Pella will take out Tomic.

maconick
06-04-2008, 04:56 PM
The winner of Tomic and Pella plays the winner of Belarrussian Grigor Dimitrov and Polish hope Jerzy Janowicz, seeded fourteenth and twelfth respectively.


He's Bulgarian

W!MBLEDON
06-04-2008, 04:58 PM
He is? My mistake. :)

jitterbug
06-04-2008, 05:10 PM
Tomic vs Brunken again? :lol:

Sagiel
06-04-2008, 05:20 PM
Pella will take out Tomic.
he better

Timbo
06-04-2008, 06:39 PM
Tomic is unquestionably the most talented junior around, but I don't think he's gonna win this one. Clay isn't really his surface just yet.

He grew up in Queensland, like me. Thing is, when I was a kid there were heaps of clay-like courts but they started ripping them all up about 10-15 years ago and there's hardly any now. That's why guys like Draper and Rafter did ok at the French...cos they knew how to slide. I fear it'll be an unhapy hunting ground for Queenslanders from now on though.

W!MBLEDON
06-04-2008, 06:43 PM
lmfao my thread title got edited

i'm going to at least give it correct punctuation....

fast_clay
06-05-2008, 02:44 AM
Tomic is unquestionably the most talented junior around, but I don't think he's gonna win this one. Clay isn't really his surface just yet.

He grew up in Queensland, like me. Thing is, when I was a kid there were heaps of clay-like courts but they started ripping them all up about 10-15 years ago and there's hardly any now. That's why guys like Draper and Rafter did ok at the French...cos they knew how to slide. I fear it'll be an unhapy hunting ground for Queenslanders from now on though.

i linesmaned one of drapers match in my hometown in nsw... on fast clay in a sattelite masters final... he went to tokyo n lost to agassi in a qf then made the 4th round of the french... my last year in school i think 95... or maybe 94... he could play on that dry clay so well... i still think my hometown has the 12 clay in town... not sure...

but yeah... like you say... so sad that clay court tennis in oz kinda died... no one wanted to put in the time and expense like they did in other years and the cancer of syngrass spread...

word has it that all the aussies of the golden age had to build their level up on the clay in the country areas... then... only the best would get to the grasscourt events in the city...

seemed a reasonable system to me...

today... just syngrass n hardcourt predominantly...

sorry... every chance i get to have a whinge about that i do...

Tankman
06-05-2008, 03:33 AM
but yeah... like you say... so sad that clay court tennis in oz kinda died... no one wanted to put in the time and expense like they did in other years and the cancer of syngrass spread...

word has it that all the aussies of the golden age had to build their level up on the clay in the country areas... then... only the best would get to the grasscourt events in the city...

seemed a reasonable system to me...

today... just syngrass n hardcourt predominantly...

sorry... every chance i get to have a whinge about that i do...

100% agree with you... it's a disgrace. You wonder what TA hopes to achieve by this :rolleyes:

It's hard enough to find good hardcourts these days too.

Anyways back on topic, here's hoping that Tomic might just overcome that.

W!MBLEDON
06-05-2008, 11:48 AM
Pella defeated Tomic 7-6(2), 6-3, and is through to the semifinals.

FedererSlam
06-05-2008, 11:53 AM
Expected win from Pella still watching sb Tomic had chances to break back in the 2nd set quite alot. This kid has a bright future still only 16 is it? I hope to see him do well in the pros when he's older. From the few youtube videos I've seen he looks good but haven't seen him up at net yet.

scarecrows
06-05-2008, 12:01 PM
expected on clay

maconick
06-05-2008, 12:04 PM
Expected win from Pella still watching sb Tomic had chances to break back in the 2nd set quite alot. This kid has a bright future still only 16 is it? I hope to see him do well in the pros when he's older. From the few youtube videos I've seen he looks good but haven't seen him up at net yet.

Bernard is 15 and he turns 16 in October

Adler
06-05-2008, 12:13 PM
Fine. Now I hope Juek will clinch this one

FedererSlam
06-05-2008, 12:14 PM
Bernard is 15 and he turns 16 in October

Pretty damn impressive. Do they have the rule about playing so many weeks on the proper tour for young kids like they do on wta? I remember Hewitt playing pro at 16 was it but have they changed the rules since anyone know?

baghdatis
06-05-2008, 01:33 PM
He's Bulgarian

just like you!

:)

Chiseller
06-05-2008, 01:46 PM
Is Tomic of Bosnian, Serbian or Croatian origin?

scarecrows
06-05-2008, 01:50 PM
Is Tomic of Bosnian, Serbian or Croatian origin?

croatian i think

Petrovic
06-05-2008, 01:50 PM
Is Tomic of Bosnian, Serbian or Croatian origin?
I have no idea !
What is his first name ?

Blue Heart24
06-05-2008, 01:51 PM
croatian i think

correct

Adler
06-05-2008, 01:52 PM
Jurek Janowicz just entered the SF, he will face this Pella guy

DUN I LOVE
06-05-2008, 01:54 PM
Well done Jurek ;)

Jerzy beat Dimitorv, who defeated Eysseric earlier.

Del_Toro
06-05-2008, 02:06 PM
César Ramírez just crushed his rival and he is already in semis. He is the seed no. 2 and considering clay is one of his fav surfaces, I think he is the one to beat.

¡Vamos Tiburón!

Adler
06-05-2008, 02:18 PM
Jerzy beat Dimitorv, who defeated Eysseric earlier.
From what I saw on the scoreboard, I dare say Jurek was better than Dimitrov in every department, didn't give him much hopes when he was serving, the difficulty was to finally take these BPs. Nevertheless, nice performance, 10 aces on clay is a good thing, even if you know Janowicz is 201 cm tall :)

jitterbug
06-05-2008, 03:39 PM
What is his first name ?

Bernard. He's Croat.

Timbo
06-05-2008, 04:48 PM
Bernard. He's Croat.

Well, his parents are. He was actually born in Germany and the family moved to Oz when he was a baby. He's never actually lived in Croatia.

Merton
06-05-2008, 05:02 PM
Pella does not play junior events, so he had to play qualifiers here, even though his ATP ranking from playing futures in South America is 2nd highest for juniors behind Eysseric.