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AO R1 Tomic Beats Starace 7-6,1-6,7-6,7-6.

octatennis
01-19-2009, 05:19 AM
nice choked at 5-1 poto.:cool:

Alonsofz
01-19-2009, 05:19 AM
First surprise of the AO :D

Knightmace
01-19-2009, 05:20 AM
Nice match.

Not fond of Tomic's outfit though.

TMJordan
01-19-2009, 05:21 AM
Ice in the kids vains.

TOMICGOATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

Grinder
01-19-2009, 05:21 AM
What a win for Tomic. He played excellently, much, much better than the previous times I've seen him play.

Kid's got game, that's for sure, now he's just gotta fix his attitude.

finishingmove
01-19-2009, 05:21 AM
gooch style

bad gambler
01-19-2009, 05:21 AM
Good job Bernie

azza
01-19-2009, 05:21 AM
wtf fuken tomic cost me little fag.

TurtleTennis
01-19-2009, 05:22 AM
Wow some great points from Tomic in the end, dramatic match :)

save ausdecline
01-19-2009, 05:22 AM
youngest male winner in singles draw WOW

The Freak
01-19-2009, 05:23 AM
Impressive stuff from the youngster. :worship:

save ausdecline
01-19-2009, 05:23 AM
what a prodigy

Smoke944
01-19-2009, 05:23 AM
Impressive from Tomic.
But man oh man is Starace just abysmal on hardcourts.

NinaNina19
01-19-2009, 05:23 AM
Wow :eek: !!!

Nathaliia
01-19-2009, 05:24 AM
Congratulations. Nice to see a win in a slam that makes up for unnecessary antics on futures level.

Snowwy
01-19-2009, 05:24 AM
Starace has nothing that can hurt Tomic.

Henry Chinaski
01-19-2009, 05:24 AM
he sure loves that backhand down-the-line.

his movement and 2nd serve both look pretty bad but that's expected at that age.

Johnny Groove
01-19-2009, 05:25 AM
Tomic's backhand is fantastic :yeah: Everything else needs work though

Baghdatis#1
01-19-2009, 05:25 AM
I saw it. He's really good:eek:
Starace kept complaining about the fans:rolleyes:

Nedved Rosicky
01-19-2009, 05:26 AM
genuine champion

finishingmove
01-19-2009, 05:26 AM
now he's even got a good chance of advancing into the 3rd round

brent-o
01-19-2009, 05:26 AM
:scratch: I don't find him that particularly unlikeable. You all sound really harsh on him.

HoistDaColors
01-19-2009, 05:26 AM
potato starch :tape:
tomic :worship:

Smoke944
01-19-2009, 05:26 AM
Starace has nothing that can hurt Tomic.

Starace couldn't hurt a club player on hardcourts :cool:

Running:Free
01-19-2009, 05:26 AM
Starace :ras:

Tomic :yeah:

switz
01-19-2009, 05:27 AM
errr what's going on with Australian tennis today? Tomic wins. Klein, Groth and Dokic are winning :confused: were are all the losers :lol:

rafa_maniac
01-19-2009, 05:30 AM
:woohoo:

octatennis
01-19-2009, 05:31 AM
poo pooo bandwagoon is coming...

Voo de Mar
01-19-2009, 05:31 AM
Fourth 4-setter with three winning tie-breaks by one player in Australian Open history (T.Martin, Mirnyi, Safin, Tomic) :yeah: Tomic is 10-1 in tie-breaks (all levels), good prospect to be No. 1 at some point in the next decade, maybe it will be a consolation for Starace :lol:

Tankman
01-19-2009, 05:32 AM
:rocker2:

That was an intense match. Sure he beat a complete mug :lol: But to get a solid, fairly convincing win in only your 2nd ATP Tour MD match? Apart from a bad lapse in the 2nd set and slow starts in the 3rd and 4th, Tomic played really well with IMO the presence and court brain of a much more experienced player :) His DTL backhands were lethal for much of the match.

As for Starace, he must be the worst World No.73 ever :rolls: And to think he ever made the top 30... he must really be itching to get back to the Euro clay

oranges
01-19-2009, 05:32 AM
Great win for the youngster :yeah:

supertommyhaas
01-19-2009, 05:33 AM
Well done Tomic, great win over Starace. Tomic has a great backhand down the line and definitly got alot of winners on that. Starace showed signs of tiredness in that 4th set, Great win overall!

Tankman
01-19-2009, 05:34 AM
poo pooo bandwagoon is coming...

you bet it is :D

I'm all aboard now :rocker2:

and his 2nd round is very much winnable. I mean Muller and Lopez are still battling it out on court right now :lol:

Rumour
01-19-2009, 05:35 AM
Looks like the early hype may be justified - well done to Tomic :hatoff:
A first round win on a grand slam court is an impressive accomplishment considering his age and ranking, regardless of the opponent.

m9m9m9m9m9
01-19-2009, 05:36 AM
hilarious serve for a guy over 190cm..

Steelq
01-19-2009, 05:37 AM
I havent seen so irritating tennis player for a long time,and he is just 16 year old.

Deivid23
01-19-2009, 05:42 AM
Some player will be this Tomic

peterparker
01-19-2009, 05:52 AM
I havent seen so irritating tennis player for a long time,and he is just 16 year old.

the sunglasses and the bandana! comeooooooooooooon.

Cat9
01-19-2009, 05:52 AM
So, I'm half listening to the commentators talking about Tomic and Darren says how he's never even been to the semis of a future, etc, etc. And, I'm thinking, then why the hell are you all talking about him. Then, finally, I caught that the kid is just 16! Holy hell! 16? I knew he was young but I didn't know how young. I only saw a couple of points but what I saw was impressive. This kid gets some conditioning and muscle on him and watch out.

scarecrows
01-19-2009, 05:55 AM
retire now you POS

ciprianned
01-19-2009, 05:55 AM
Good luck in next round , Bernard ;)

azza
01-19-2009, 06:01 AM
gooch style

who?

Steelq
01-19-2009, 06:04 AM
the sunglasses and the bandana! comeooooooooooooon.

It's more something about his face,and the way he walks that just irritates me.

finishingmove
01-19-2009, 06:05 AM
who?

tomic winning all his sets in tiebreaks

Voo de Mar
01-19-2009, 06:05 AM
He looks like baby Moodie :D

Jelena
01-19-2009, 06:18 AM
Tomic wow!

peterparker
01-19-2009, 06:20 AM
It's more something about his face,and the way he walks that just irritates me.

lol. He is a jittery guy on court. :)

Spes
01-19-2009, 06:20 AM
Those shades. :spit:

My second serve is even better than this guy. But he came up with the goods when he needed it most, well done to him. He and his father especially must be ecstatic.

El Legenda
01-19-2009, 06:40 AM
Good win by the Croat.

rafa_maniac
01-19-2009, 07:02 AM
Oh lord, the Aussie news christening him 'A-tomic' :spit:

osalsyst
01-19-2009, 07:11 AM
Hilariously awesome win for Tomic even if he quite annoying. The extreme muggery of Starace in this match was totally unacceptable. I know he's not great on hard courts but this was just pathetic. I kept waiting for him to start actually playing but it just never happened.

This Tomic is good though. Big time winners under pressure. Good for him!

why,marat,why?
01-19-2009, 07:15 AM
Quite the stroke production on the forehand, Bernard. Good win regardless.

Tsonganator
01-19-2009, 07:46 AM
What exactly do you mean by that ymaraty? I though his forehand looked awesome, very little effort but powerful. Were you being sarcastic?

JimmyV
01-19-2009, 07:49 AM
I know he's only 16, but something about his expression and the way he carries himself makes me want to see him just get punched in the face.

why,marat,why?
01-19-2009, 08:08 AM
What exactly do you mean by that ymaraty? I though his forehand looked awesome, very little effort but powerful. Were you being sarcastic?

You're right he does get pretty effortless power. It is just a bit too snappy and wristy of a shot for me. Not a ton of racquet speed and not very fluid.

Huntress555
01-19-2009, 08:20 AM
Keep it up Tomic :D that was so great to watch!

FairWeatherFan
01-19-2009, 08:21 AM
This kid is hyped to ridiculous heights in the Australian media ATM but that is undeniably a very impressive win.

Hewitt should get Tomic to teach him how to hit a backhand down the line.

Regenbogen
01-19-2009, 08:22 AM
Oh lord, the Aussie news christening him 'A-tomic' :spit:
:haha:

I'm glad he won, it's amusing at least.

Seneca
01-19-2009, 08:45 AM
So this guy's really 16? Seems like he's been in the news for ages.

Like Donald Young, he's got that punchability thing going for him. Unlike Young, who has an interesting game, Tomic is raw and definitely talented, yet ultimatery just another ballbasher. Sometimes he seems to miss even the tennis fundamentals, as shown by the repetitive inability to decide whether to rush the net or stay behind and then electing to miss both oppourtunities by standing a metre inside the baseline on no man's land. On the other hand, he's got a lot of effortless potential on both wings and that was shown in the winners column today.

Fortunately for him, Starace was shoddy, missing a plenty of rally forehands throughout the match.

CooCooCachoo
01-19-2009, 08:50 AM
Wow. Just wow. Both him and Klein stepping it up at the right moment, after their earlier matches in the season on the same surface offered no indication they'd even be able to win a set.

Machiavelli
01-19-2009, 08:52 AM
Starace and hard courts, like a cow on ice, how someone just can't adapt to faster courts is just unreal; I had the honour to see him play indoors, amazing scenes, what a goat of a player....

Nice job Tomic...

L James
01-19-2009, 10:32 AM
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Well done Tomic! :yeah: :yeah:

Great play under pressure in the 4th set TB. Now go and beat Muller :yeah:

L James
01-19-2009, 10:34 AM
Put Tomic under lights on Wednesday I say! :yeah:

(then maybe he can ditch the sunnies :lol:)

chewy
01-19-2009, 11:16 AM
great job from the aussie kid, good to see such a crowd of support for his match.

New Balls Please
01-19-2009, 11:42 AM
He hit some really nice backhand winners but also some stupid shots. Great win for the teenager.

Audacity
01-19-2009, 12:34 PM
gooch style

Haha. Only he made it past the first round. :o

aussie_fan
01-19-2009, 01:00 PM
Hewitt should get Tomic to teach him how to hit a backhand down the line.

:haha: Very true

I didn't think Tomic would be able to win a best of 5 set match like hat. i know Starace is a mug but not that much of a mug, should of been able to grind out but to Bernie's credit, he fought hard, espically to come back in that fourth set.

Love that bachand up the line, his forehand is quite a ncie shot as well. Seems very gangly though and with time that should improve and hopefully his serve. Great moment being MCA when he won.

No doubt he'll be hyped up and put on RLA wedensday night, hope he enjoyes it.

Mateya
01-19-2009, 01:11 PM
Potito, you claymug :haha: :hug:
Incredible, he just cannot play his tennis anywhere else except clay.

Starace and hard courts, like a cow on ice, how someone just can't adapt to faster courts is just unreal,

It really is hillarious. I didn't watch him play indoors yet...and I'm not even interested. :tape:
I wonder what is his indoor and grass record?

Tomic now plays exhausted Muller, he could even make 3rd round here.
:spit:

Frederick16
01-19-2009, 01:23 PM
i dont get it that some players here are burning starace down. ok he isnt great on hardcourts. but he won a set against nadal in bejing. and now a 16 (!!!!!!!) year old player is winning against him. so in stead of whining about how bad potito was, maybe we should all credit this young boy for a very very very outstanding performence! i wish him the best and hope he will have a good career. 16 years and winning a gs md match against a top 100 player wow!!! :eek:

HeretiC
01-19-2009, 01:27 PM
Starace has nothing that can hurt Tomic.

He could have put up a scary face. After all, he was playing against just a kid who is probably still afraid of monsters. :shrug:

shotgun
01-19-2009, 01:43 PM
Impressive win by Tomic, then again there was always a chance because Starace on hardcourts is diabolical.

HattonWBA
01-19-2009, 01:53 PM
whats the big deal i could beat starace on hard courts, either way muller will crush him next round

GlennMirnyi
01-19-2009, 02:38 PM
Time for a career change, mr. Starace.

BaselineSmash
01-19-2009, 03:23 PM
Great match from the Croatian, regardless of whom he played, and he's set to rub people up the wrong way for the next three years as he works out all his hormonal teen issues on live TV.

johnnylad
01-19-2009, 03:31 PM
A case of talent meets a lucky draw meets a partisan crowd. Well done ti him because he still had to pull it off. :)

I wish the same combinations happened for British players :(

W!MBLEDON
01-19-2009, 03:48 PM
i don't understand why everyone (the media in particular) is hyping this win up

as enthralled as i am that he is into the second round, he did nothing to claw his way back into the fourth set, starace just looked tired and irritable and began losing interest in the match and victory completely with the crowd as raucous as they were albeit with good reason he was acting like a complete dick out there

muller will p. take him out in the next round provided he is not completely exhausted ?_? either way if anything this was an expected win... don't hype it up if by the hype tomic has already received he really should have been clear favourite

anyway good luck to bernard :)

Spadea TT
01-19-2009, 05:32 PM
Starace's record in non-clay slams is 1-14. The only win was in UsOpen2004 against Alexander Popp. This says it all...

peterparker
01-19-2009, 06:33 PM
So this guy's really 16? Seems like he's been in the news for ages.

Like Donald Young, he's got that punchability thing going for him. Unlike Young, who has an interesting game, Tomic is raw and definitely talented, yet ultimatery just another ballbasher. Sometimes he seems to miss even the tennis fundamentals, as shown by the repetitive inability to decide whether to rush the net or stay behind and then electing to miss both oppourtunities by standing a metre inside the baseline on no man's land. On the other hand, he's got a lot of effortless potential on both wings and that was shown in the winners column today.

Fortunately for him, Starace was shoddy, missing a plenty of rally forehands throughout the match.

He is definitely not a ballbasher. Far from it, he had potito totally flummoxed.

fast_clay
01-20-2009, 12:50 AM
Congratulations. Nice to see a win in a slam that makes up for unnecessary antics on futures level.

yeah... a massive congrats indeed... dude has got a bit of the x factor, cos he still seems to lack a lot, yet, pulled out something at the right moments...

the tomic camp still have a long way to go to prove to those who have been watching his results/actions over the last half year... a professional match is just that - a pro match... i dont care whether its at futures level or challenger or whatever... its a pro match, treat all conditions the same... good win in a first round, yet i'd love to see his old man pull his kid off the court in front of the eyes of the world...

petar_pan
01-20-2009, 04:50 AM
to tominjo

Mr.Gasquet
01-20-2009, 11:16 AM
Well Done, Bernard!

I think he should lose his coolness because he doesn't look cool at all. Get rid of head band and sunglasses.

petar_pan
01-20-2009, 03:54 PM
keep going.we are very proud on you little boy and in a future big champion.