London R1: [WC] Bernard Tomic (AUS) def. [15] Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

London R1: [WC] Bernard Tomic (AUS) def. [15] Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

W!MBLEDON
06-08-2010, 05:47 PM
:cool: too good from bernie

misty1
06-08-2010, 05:49 PM
it doesnt really say much beating someone like andreas seppi, especially how he's been playing lately though

dombrfc
06-08-2010, 05:49 PM
Hate the man.

well..i say man. :rolleyes:

DualMedia
06-08-2010, 05:49 PM
Fuck Ya!

Smoke944
06-08-2010, 05:50 PM
Only Seppi good pull something this muggy off :worship:
Seppi was down a set and a break, came back and had 1-0 in the third, triple break point and a second serve. Wasted all these BPs, got broken to go down 2-*3, broke back immediately, only to never win another game :D

W!MBLEDON
06-08-2010, 05:50 PM
it doesnt really say much beating someone like andreas seppi, especially how he's been playing lately though

says plenty considering as shit as seppi is lately he's a hell of a step up from the scrub tier tomic has been playing at

malisse will put him in his place next round but no reason not to celebrate this win if you're a fan, it's a main draw win and it's not the australian open so

Rafter_forever
06-08-2010, 05:52 PM
Go Bernie!

out_here_grindin
06-08-2010, 05:53 PM
Tomic will beat Federer in 5 in the 4th round this year. Restarting the cycle

rhinooooo
06-08-2010, 05:53 PM
Seppi in shithouse form for two years now. What the fuck happened to the Italian players. I know the death of Luzzi was major for many of them, but nothing really fits with how bad their form has been.

misty1
06-08-2010, 05:53 PM
says plenty considering as shit as seppi is lately he's a hell of a step up from the scrub tier tomic has been playing at

malisse will put him in his place next round but no reason not to celebrate this win if you're a fan, it's a main draw win and it's not the australian open so

it would say much more if he'd beaten seppi on form or someone who's been playing well and given the way seppi has been playing lately i dont think he is any harder to beat then guys playing well in challengers.

Filo V.
06-08-2010, 05:53 PM
Not a surprising result.

Good job Bernard, if he beats X-Man he'll play Nole in the 3rd round, that would be a nice match to see.

Andreas doesn't have the serve or offensive ability to be a real factor on grass.

Smoke944
06-08-2010, 05:54 PM
Tomic will beat Federer in 5 in the 4th round this year. Restarting the cycle

:lol:

Filo V.
06-08-2010, 05:55 PM
Seppi in shithouse form for two years now. What the fuck happened to the Italian players. I know the death of Luzzi was major for many of them, but nothing really fits with how bad their form has been.

Pippo hasn't been bad lately. Also Poto has had results he generally has.

Andreas seemed like he was physically struggling in Madrid, but also he really isn't much more than an OK player to begin with.

madmax
06-08-2010, 05:56 PM
Tomic will beat Federer in 5 in the 4th round this year. Restarting the cycle

:haha: Too funny

Filo V.
06-08-2010, 05:57 PM
Andreas hasn't had back to back wins in an ATP event in almost a year and is in danger of slipping close to if not out of the top 100 if he doesn't start picking up his results.

philosophicalarf
06-08-2010, 05:58 PM
Seppi has never recovered from the blood problem last year, he's weaker in every respect than he was.

FedererBulgaria
06-08-2010, 05:58 PM
ugly tennis wins again

Mateya
06-08-2010, 06:04 PM
:tape: :o

Filo V.
06-08-2010, 06:06 PM
Seppi has never recovered from the blood problem last year, he's weaker in every respect than he was.
Very true, forgot about that but thinking about it now, definitely noticeable. He was never an overly strong player to begin with but he definitely lacks energy and a spark in his game and attitude now.

rhinooooo
06-08-2010, 06:07 PM
Pippo hasn't been bad lately. Also Poto has had results he generally has.

Andreas seemed like he was physically struggling in Madrid, but also he really isn't much more than an OK player to begin with.

Pippo and Starace were at least regulars in the top 70, and were appearing in the ATP clay events. They might have made some small resurgences in the challengers, but done nothing much really. I do remember some major injury problem for Pippo about two years ago, but not quite sure about the details.

Bolelli has been a joke. Seppi can at least perform decently on all surfaces, he will always have a shithouse serve, and choke for sets, but he used to post results decent enough of a top 50 player.

Fognini has always been inconsistent.

They've all had massive dips in form the last 2-3 years.

Filo V.
06-08-2010, 07:14 PM
Pippo and Starace were at least regulars in the top 70, and were appearing in the ATP clay events. They might have made some small resurgences in the challengers, but done nothing much really. I do remember some major injury problem for Pippo about two years ago, but not quite sure about the details.

Bolelli has been a joke. Seppi can at least perform decently on all surfaces, he will always have a shithouse serve, and choke for sets, but he used to post results decent enough of a top 50 player.

Fognini has always been inconsistent.

They've all had massive dips in form the last 2-3 years.

Pippo had a career-threatning knee injury and then he got suspended early last year. He's been dealing with injury issues on and off for basically 2 years until this year. You are right in that he's not gotten back to the level he was pre-2008. I know he was hurt badly by Federico dying, and that quite possibly could be why he was struggling so much in 2008 for a long while, along with his injury issues, because he kept playing instead of taking a break.

Poto, definitely was affected by Luzzi's death, admittedly. His results dropped in '08 and much of last year. However, he's been decent the past 6-8 months, or so. If anyone has been negatively impacted career wise by Luzzi's death, it's him, but he was massively over-ranked in 2007.

Andreas I know was severely affected by Federico, he hasn't really been the same for the last year + either. I do know he's dealt with niggling injuries, so that obviously has had an impact on his results.

I think Simone's problems are internal, not really connected to Luzzi but all in his own head. Also, he can't return serve whatsoever and that plus he plays on pure talent alone has caught up to him.

Fabio is a one-surface playing, immature head case. He was actually pretty good the last bit of the season in Hamburg, Shanghai. This season he's had a wrist injury.

The Italians have definitely all dropped from where they were previously, but the truth is, outside of Simone, none of them are elite talents and none of them are good enough to be top 30 players. Pippo and Poto especially are nothing more than top 60 players at this point.

dave.
06-08-2010, 07:24 PM
I saw this from start to finish and I have to say Andy was just terrible. There is no reason why someone his size with his groundstrokes should be getting overpowered by Tomic. Very weak stuff, it's such a shame. He seems to have no confidence whatsoever atm. :sad:

It's interesting reading all the theories here as to why his results have slipped. I never knew he had a blood problem (?!). Another possible thing is he's been wearing strapping on his knee for a while and from pics in Belgrade had strapping all over the place.

Well done to Tomic though. He served superbly throughout and did well to recoup after the loss of the second set and to survive many threats on his serve early on in the final set before breaking Seppi to go ahead.

born_on_clay
06-08-2010, 08:06 PM
Tomic, hooray :D

Audacity
06-08-2010, 09:48 PM
Seppi has not made it past the second round since July last year.

nole_no1
06-08-2010, 10:19 PM
I give Tomic no chance against the X-man:cool:

Geo
06-09-2010, 02:03 AM
great win for Tomic, but Seppi is always beatable :lol: anytime, anywhere, any surface :spit:

gulzhan
06-09-2010, 02:04 AM
:rocker2:

Happy for Tomic.