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Tomic will be the next legend of tennis, his talent is truly atomic

vamosinator
01-20-2010, 03:42 PM
After Federer and Nadal retire, the next player to reach that level will be Tomic. Absolute genius, one of a kind talent.

What do you think of Bernard Tomic's future?

Certinfy
01-20-2010, 03:43 PM
Average.

The Freak
01-20-2010, 03:44 PM
Thread title :spit:

Just another attempt of yours at making a bold prediction that probably won't but may come true..:yawn:

W!MBLEDON
01-20-2010, 03:47 PM
as long as it's not dimitrov

fred perry
01-20-2010, 03:47 PM
I think he has a chance to be the best sunglass wearing player ever. Yes even better than Clement and Tipsy. A legend.

Lugburz
01-20-2010, 03:48 PM
talent for what? pushing things?

Sophocles
01-20-2010, 03:49 PM
Possible Top 10 with a lot of work. Not a Federer.

out_here_grindin
01-20-2010, 03:53 PM
He has certainly surpassed Dimitrov,Bhambri and others of his age level and is much more advanced than them right now. However this may not mean anything for their careers.

KolyaLegend
01-20-2010, 04:10 PM
TOMICwonCYGS

Iván
01-20-2010, 04:19 PM
Gilles Simon Is Better

Ilovetheblues_86
01-20-2010, 04:23 PM
TOMICwonCYGS

TOMICalmostwonJrCYGS

Andi-M
01-20-2010, 04:26 PM
After Federer and Nadal retire, the next player to reach that level will be Tomic. Absolute genius, one of a kind talent.

What do you think of Bernard Tomic's future?

I'm not sure it'll be as special as predicted. He plays similar to Murray did at his age so the next 2-3 years will be crucial in his development he needs to get bigger and stronger, he needs to work on his serve, his groundstrokes need more velocity. He has talent for sure at hs age but guys like Gasquet and Gulbis prove that talent dosent mean all that much in the big bad world.

Speed of Light
01-20-2010, 04:37 PM
Legend of challenger circuit and later on perhaps the senior circuit.

saniapower
01-20-2010, 05:56 PM
Will reach top 100 but may not stay there for long

NyGeL
01-20-2010, 06:01 PM
If he is A-Tomic then he is not Tomic.

FiBeR
01-20-2010, 06:04 PM
bandWAGon THRead

Commander Data
01-20-2010, 06:09 PM
After Federer and Nadal retire, the next player to reach that level will be Tomic. Absolute genius, one of a kind talent.

What do you think of Bernard Tomic's future?

I think he is a great talent. I would think, he might be a future GS winner. More then that is impossible to predict, no?

Now, go and change your username. Nadal is great, but Fanboys like you make it hard for me to support the man.

anutam
01-20-2010, 07:48 PM
Where is another "next legent of tennis" Dimitrov? (not sarcasm; just asking - why he is not playing AO?) :confused:

Vida
01-20-2010, 07:52 PM
his isnt going anywhere special with that forehand. same as cilic.

Collective
01-20-2010, 08:30 PM
Where is another "next legent of tennis" Dimitrov? (not sarcasm; just asking - why he is not playing AO?) :confused:

Lost in the qualies. He needs more qualies, more challengers, and match rythim, instead of all those wild cards he was getting. That's the way they got Young to play half properly.

Everko
01-20-2010, 08:36 PM
If it does happen, then following tennis will be something of my past.

I hate his style of play

scarecrows
01-20-2010, 08:37 PM
in an era of pushers he'll fit

Bargearse
01-20-2010, 08:41 PM
No he won't. He's another junkballing pusher with less power than half of the WTA. Courier kept saying Tomic is a 'work in progress', that he's still growing, and that his movement will improve. Well he is 17 and he's got time, but I don't see it happening. His style of play is excruciatingly dull - even Murray's pushing style is more interesting than his. He is overrated and will not reach the lofty heights in tennis he, his father and Tennis Australia has predicted.

MatchFederer
01-20-2010, 08:44 PM
No he won't. He's another junkballing pusher with less power than half of the WTA. Courier kept saying Tomic is a 'work in progress', that he's still growing, and that his movement will improve. Well he is 17 and he's got time, but I don't see it happening. His style of play is excruciatingly dull - even Murray's pushing style is more interesting than his. He is overrated and will not reach the lofty heights in tennis he, his father and Tennis Australia has predicted.

He will probably develop great mental strength and keep raising his already extremely high tennis IQ. The fact he wins with completely mediocre movement and lack of weapons is already a testament to his savvy.

As an athlete he will improve and frustrate the living crap out of players, as well as probably developing another weapon other than his mind.

Future slam winner.

Nole fan
01-20-2010, 08:48 PM
I think he plays elegant tennis and he has the talent to become a consistent top 10. Wonder why people dimiss him when he's just 17 and already shows a lot of progress... shame on you.

bad gambler
01-20-2010, 08:49 PM
Calendar Slam is inevitable for Tomic

MatchFederer
01-20-2010, 08:50 PM
I think he plays elegant tennis and he has the talent to become a consistent top 10. Wonder why people dimiss him when he's just 17 and already shows a lot of progress... shame on you.

I just love the guys mentality. He conducts himself extremely well in his recent interviews and there seems to be something *there* when you hear him speak. He already exudes the sort of self confidence and sureness that makes me feel even more strongly that he will have successes as a pro tennis player. I get the same vibe from Bhambri but I have hardly seen him play so I shall reserve judgment...


:cool:

oranges
01-20-2010, 08:53 PM
He will probably develop great mental strength and keep raising his already extremely high tennis IQ. The fact he wins with completely mediocre movement and lack of weapons is already a testament to his savvy.

As an athlete he will improve and frustrate the living crap out of players, as well as probably developing another weapon other than his mind.

Future slam winner.

What is it that he is winning? He's not exactly setting the challenger tour on fire. In fact, if it weren't for the hype and the accompanying AO WCs, no one would know he's even playing in the pros. What a hype job, this kid :rolleyes:

MatchFederer
01-20-2010, 08:58 PM
What is it that he is winning? He's not exactly setting the challenger tour on fire. In fact, if it weren't for the hype and the accompanying AO WCs, no one would know he's even playing in the pros. What a hype job, this kid :rolleyes:

Winning anything full stop. He won a slam match last year, almost two this year. Yeah he hasn't won a whole lot but he's shown me enough to formulate this opinion. When you look at him vs Greg Jones in the qualifier in December for the Australian Open, you wonder how the hell anybody who moves that badly could ever win a tennis match. As he develops as an athlete after he stops growing he is probably gonna be a major force. I am calling it now and hey we'll see in 3 or 4 years time how right or wrong we are.

oranges
01-20-2010, 09:05 PM
He won against Starace on hard and Rufin, big deal. Those are basically challenger level wins in best of five format. Pure hype job. At least Young and Dimitrov showed some game to warrant theirs however exaggerated. This one is so empty it will fly into the air all on its own.

MatchFederer
01-20-2010, 09:11 PM
He won against Starace on hard and Rufin, big deal. Those are basically challenger level wins in best of five format. Pure hype job. At least Young and Dimitrov showed some game to warrant theirs however exaggerated. This one is so empty it will fly into the air all on its own.

Hey, you're entitled to your call of course, heh heh.

Tomic clearly hasn't shown a tangible weapon at all yet, unlike say Dimitrov's backhand which might end up being a masterpiece. I see a potential champions mentality in Tomic that I don't see in Dimitrov though and definitely not in Young. I'm really hoping Dimitrov can do some damage, I really like this guys game a lot and has clearly developing weapons. This year could be big for him, relatively speaking.

:cool:

Everko
01-20-2010, 09:11 PM
Cilic wasn't ready for that. If they played again Tomic would get slaughtered.

rjmartin
01-20-2010, 09:14 PM
What a joke. This guy's pushing makes Murray look like Del Potro.

Bargearse
01-20-2010, 09:36 PM
He will probably develop great mental strength and keep raising his already extremely high tennis IQ. The fact he wins with completely mediocre movement and lack of weapons is already a testament to his savvy.

As an athlete he will improve and frustrate the living crap out of players, as well as probably developing another weapon other than his mind.

Future slam winner.

I think the guy has a swagger and arrogance about him that suggests a higher ranking for sure. He's been saying he will be world number one and hold all 4 slams by the age of 18 for years now. Obviously that isn't going to happen and kids say the darndest things, but he definitely has high hopes for himself and isn't afraid to say so. So, I actually think he already has mental toughness and belief. What he doesn't have is speed around the court & heavy enough hitting.

Cilic didn't expect to go out there and play someone with the pace of a girl and it clearly threw him. Tomic may have savvy, but it wouldn't take long IMO for the best players to work him out & just crush him. He has a lot to work on & all the hype surrounding him here in Australia I believe could be his undoing.

dombrfc
01-20-2010, 09:41 PM
Got a laugh out of the topic title, thanks.

MatchFederer
01-20-2010, 10:10 PM
I think the guy has a swagger and arrogance about him that suggests a higher ranking for sure. He's been saying he will be world number one and hold all 4 slams by the age of 18 for years now. Obviously that isn't going to happen and kids say the darndest things, but he definitely has high hopes for himself and isn't afraid to say so. So, I actually think he already has mental toughness and belief. What he doesn't have is speed around the court & heavy enough hitting.

Cilic didn't expect to go out there and play someone with the pace of a girl and it clearly threw him. Tomic may have savvy, but it wouldn't take long IMO for the best players to work him out & just crush him. He has a lot to work on & all the hype surrounding him here in Australia I believe could be his undoing.

Yeah, I agree he already is good mentally. He definitely does have that confidence and swagger about him. His mental toughness and belief as you put it is currently his second biggest strength I reckon, with his tennis IQ coming first. As soon as his speed comes, he will be able to hit WAY more shots and with a lot more power and that's when his more easily measurable, tangible strengths will be revealed. :cool:

Guy Haines
01-20-2010, 10:33 PM
:lol: RAFAwonCYGS, you just might be what this den of tennis Gollums needs.

Demiloy
01-20-2010, 10:37 PM
I think he plays elegant tennis and he has the talent to become a consistent top 10. Wonder why people dimiss him when he's just 17 and already shows a lot of progress... shame on you.

MTF loves to hate...surprise, surprise.

Experimentee
01-20-2010, 10:38 PM
He has the tennis intelligence and mental strength to become good, but will need to develop some better weapons to become more than a top 50 player. Hewitt was #1 with no big weapons, but at least he was fast, something which Tomic isn't.

Gnomey
01-20-2010, 10:40 PM
This sore loser just complained about his match starting so late.
Suck it up, Tomic.

Forehander
01-21-2010, 02:06 AM
lol?

Ibracadabra
01-21-2010, 02:08 AM
If he applys himself fully to the sport and reaches his full potential he could possibily break the top 100.

Ad Wim
01-21-2010, 02:22 AM
Pusher, no top 10.

BaselineSmash
01-21-2010, 02:34 AM
Legend of challenger circuit and later on perhaps the senior circuit.

Tough to become a legend on wild cards, which is what Tomic will need in senior events twenty years down the line if he's to have the inconsequential career you predict.

And I agree with the thread title, there's plenty of atomic nuclei to go around between all the talented players on the globe.

Halba
01-21-2010, 04:23 AM
He has the tennis intelligence and mental strength to become good, but will need to develop some better weapons to become more than a top 50 player. Hewitt was #1 with no big weapons, but at least he was fast, something which Tomic isn't.

actually hewitt at #1 had weapons esp. the backhand. he could smoke any part of the corner at will. he was accurate and serve was decent enough. return game was the killer.

Kolya
01-21-2010, 04:43 AM
A pusher like Tomic will never be world No. 1.

Simple as that.

Audacity
01-21-2010, 05:06 AM
Don't you know Dimitrov is the next GOAT..?

Mimi
01-21-2010, 05:11 AM
his groundstrokes lack of power and his movement is as slow as an old man:wavey:

Huntress555
01-21-2010, 07:08 AM
I think he has a decent future going on what he's shown but it all depends on the next couple of years. He has ALOT of improvement to make.

Forehander
01-21-2010, 07:34 AM
Don't you know Dimitrov is the next GOAT..?

I do

vamosinator
01-21-2010, 08:47 AM
his groundstrokes lack of power and his movement is as slow as an old man:wavey:

So are you :o while Jim Courier marvelled at how Tomic can hit as softly as a 12-year-old and then changing it up without warning BOOM! :yeah: genius outsmarts the dweeb :yeah:

oranges
01-21-2010, 08:51 AM
Haven't you embarrassed yourself enough with predictions (claims really, since it was a given) about your favorite, why add to it on Tomić's account?

vamosinator
01-21-2010, 08:56 AM
Haven't you embarrassed yourself enough with predictions (claims really, since it was a given) about your favorite, why add to it on Tomić's account?

Nothing embarassing about family divorce and tendinitos, and without those 2 factors Nadal will claim the Calendar Year Grand Slam :yeah: unfortunately for you :o

n8
01-21-2010, 08:59 AM
I am impressed by Tomic. People are saying he has no weapon but I don't think many 17 year olds do relative to the pro tour. I think his serve will become quite big, he also seems very collected on court and knows how to construct points which is amazing considering his age. I admit his rally shots are very slow and movement isn't good either but he can pull the trigger off both wings and has a quite a good slice. Give him a couple of years to amp up his serve, improve his movement and put more weight on rally shots and I think you've got a real contender.

oranges
01-21-2010, 09:06 AM
Nothing embarassing about family divorce and tendinitos, and without those 2 factors Nadal will claim the Calendar Year Grand Slam :yeah: unfortunately for you :o

There would be nothing particularly unfortunate in it for me, but these lame excuses why this given USO title hasn't come to pass are very unfortunate for you. The fact that you need to flaunt your conviction that it would before it has actually happened is pathetic beyond belief, yet after cowering in shame and experimenting with double accounts for a month or so after the said USO, what do you do, you flaunt another one. :haha:

You've pretty much jinxed both Nadal and Tomić beyond hope, not that Tomic needed any jinxing, he's already convinced he's the next big thing, though he's unable to string three wins anywhere, which spells doom on its own.

leng jai
01-21-2010, 09:17 AM
That atomic off forehand alone is a grand slam winning shot.

FairWeatherFan
01-21-2010, 10:56 AM
Some clowns in this thread, how hard do they expect a 17-year-old to hit? Tomic is a tall guy and with more muscle is going to have some easy power on his shots. He's technically sound, has good tennis intelligence and can pull the trigger off both wings. As long as he develops physically as he should, he's a future top-tenner IMO.

Too bad he shows all signs of being a huuuuuuge douchebag.

vamosinator
01-21-2010, 10:56 AM
There would be nothing particularly unfortunate in it for me, but these lame excuses why this given USO title hasn't come to pass are very unfortunate for you. The fact that you need to flaunt your conviction that it would before it has actually happened is pathetic beyond belief, yet after cowering in shame and experimenting with double accounts for a month or so after the said USO, what do you do, you flaunt another one. :haha:

You've pretty much jinxed both Nadal and Tomić beyond hope, not that Tomic needed any jinxing, he's already convinced he's the next big thing, though he's unable to string three wins anywhere, which spells doom on its own.

You are very messed up, because I registered as theRAFA, had my name changed by Carlita Administrator to RAFAwon09usopen and again had my name changed by Carlita Administrator to RAFAwonCYGS, because I am a Premium Member and allowed to. No double accounts, sorry to disappoint! :D

oranges
01-21-2010, 11:01 AM
Yeah, right, only every MTF member recognized you in disguise during the shame period :haha:

vamosinator
01-21-2010, 11:10 AM
Yeah, right, only every MTF member recognized you in disguise during the shame period :haha:

Good luck with that theory :yeah:

oranges
01-21-2010, 11:15 AM
It's not a theory, surely you remember who many called you out, but I'll be a nice girl and leave you alone now

Kolya
01-21-2010, 11:24 AM
Tomic having a cry that he lost because he had to play past his bedtime :haha:

Sore loser.

Itachi75
01-21-2010, 12:13 PM
Sore loser indeed!

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=reu-opentomic_pix&prov=reuters&type=lgns

Won't make any friends with these kind of comments.

oranges
01-21-2010, 01:14 PM
He's also claiming he was one or two points away from winning :lol: I assume he's thinking of those BPs at 4:3 IIRC, but sonny A) you need a return if you planned on winning one of those BPs and B) you'd still need to serve it out and you were broken promptly after that

jrm
01-21-2010, 02:06 PM
When i say 'who' it basically anwsers the question ...

latso
01-21-2010, 02:24 PM
Like one Murray is not enough...

Ad Wim
01-21-2010, 04:02 PM
Haha, he won't be anything if he keeps insulting the organization, because these WCs is all he has.

Saying he should have won if he played during the day :haha:

ossie
01-21-2010, 05:39 PM
atomic talent my ass

serveandvolley80
01-21-2010, 05:49 PM
“I have no excuses but I think if I’d have played during the day, which I requested, it could have been all changed.”

I believe that is an excuse Bernie, and you sound full of them, 17 or not, what a bonehead thing to say.

Has this kid always made retarded statements?

LocoPorElTenis
01-21-2010, 05:49 PM
Sore loser indeed!

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=reu-opentomic_pix&prov=reuters&type=lgns

Won't make any friends with these kind of comments.

What a monumentally spoiled brat :rolleyes: