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Rome R1: Tomic def. [Q] Giraldo 4-6 6-2 6-4

Filo V.
05-14-2012, 01:00 PM
Pretty bizarre match in general, quality was very up and down. Tomic has the ability to hit winners from seemingly impossible positions off both sides and really uses all dimensions of the court extremely well. The slice, dropshot and BH DTL all worked very well for Bernard, mixed good winners with errors where it seemed he just wanted to eject himself from the point.

Santi played well in the first set but was very average the final two sets.

tennizen
05-14-2012, 01:00 PM
:bowdown: B-Lord never ceases to amaze.

ServeVolley
05-14-2012, 01:01 PM
Djokovic is going down. :devil:

Chase Visa
05-14-2012, 01:01 PM
Good win against a decent claycourter.

Now he'll most likely be seeded for RG and Wimbledon.

sexybeast
05-14-2012, 01:04 PM
Good victory by Tomic. If he pulls up a good match against Djokovic on his worst surface I think he will be dangerous come grass season.

It is time for Tomic to show what he is worth.

FlameOn
05-14-2012, 01:04 PM
Terrible loss for Santi :facepalm:. He's supposed to be good on clay.

Bernard's forehand is ugly.

gulzhan
05-14-2012, 01:04 PM
Very mature from Tomic. I like this guy.

TennisOnWood
05-14-2012, 01:05 PM
In your face haters

ChampionshipPoints
05-14-2012, 01:07 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/25ilox2.jpg

Sombrerero loco
05-14-2012, 01:07 PM
nice bernie :) so sad you lost that match in madrid against stepanek...

Filo V.
05-14-2012, 01:11 PM
Bernie's forehand doesn't look good, but he's got the ability to hit some rocket shots with it. He times it well and he can change direction on it effectively.

Chase Visa
05-14-2012, 01:11 PM
nice bernie :) so sad you lost that match in madrid against stepanek...

It is bizarre that he can't seem to beat the older journeymen on the tour. If he won those matches he could be ranked much higher than he currently is now.

JediFed
05-14-2012, 01:12 PM
Time to KO Djokovic!

Iván
05-14-2012, 01:17 PM
finished the job gulbis should of done a few days ago

J99
05-14-2012, 01:21 PM
Just an errorfest, glad to have it over, Nole has Tomic beat, book it.

TennisOnWood
05-14-2012, 01:21 PM
nice bernie :) so sad you lost that match in madrid against stepanek...

Imagine he won match in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid and Rome :) But this is still great

Iván
05-14-2012, 01:26 PM
tomic can be good player on clay, his game has the patience required for this surface

just needs some fine tuning

Mercury
05-14-2012, 01:52 PM
I watched this match and I have to say it looked sooooooooooo slow after Madrid. It's as if it was slow motion, guess that tells you just how useless Madrid was in preparation for RG...

As for Tomic I was quite surprised he lost that first set as Giraldo didn't seem like much of a threat... Was quite obvious Tomic will take the following sets.

J99
05-14-2012, 01:55 PM
I watched this match and I have to say it looked sooooooooooo slow after Madrid. It's as if it was slow motion, guess that tells you just how useless Madrid was in preparation for RG...

As for Tomic I was quite surprised he lost that first set as Giraldo didn't seem like much of a threat... Was quite obvious Tomic will take the following sets.

The 3rd was close, Tomic had a break lead, then lost it, then got it back, neither player really won the match, Tomic just had a slightly better winners to errors ratio, way too many errors in the match.

fast_clay
05-14-2012, 09:34 PM
too much tour know how this Tomic...

nole_no1
05-14-2012, 09:36 PM
Destroy him Nole :bowdown:

Ashlar77
05-15-2012, 12:32 AM
Well done Bernard :yeah:

Topspindoctor
05-15-2012, 12:36 AM
New RG fav ladies and gents.

SapELee
05-15-2012, 12:48 AM
Great win for him.