Roland Garros R2 : Giraldo def. Tomic 6-4 6-1 6-3 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Roland Garros R2 : Giraldo def. Tomic 6-4 6-1 6-3

Action Jackson
05-31-2012, 11:02 AM
Solid performance from the future RG champ, just exposed the Nard Dog's improving but still poor movement on the clay. Giraldo hit some fine backhands down the line, but some big misses there as well.

Nard Dog time to prepare for the grass.

Filo V.
05-31-2012, 11:03 AM
Good match from Santi.

Johnbert
05-31-2012, 11:03 AM
tomic future-goat :o

asmazif
05-31-2012, 11:03 AM
yeh was saying earlier that this could be Giraldo's year.

romismak
05-31-2012, 11:04 AM
Expected, Tomic on clay is very beatable, he is not top 50 for sure on clay, Giraldo is decent clay-courter so he was clearly favorite for me. But Tomic should have won at least 1 set, this loss in straight-sets is not good resume for him.

n8
05-31-2012, 11:05 AM
Tomic had a decent clay court season. Seven wins at tour level is better than I thought he'd do coming in.

Hewitt =Legend
05-31-2012, 11:07 AM
Now B-Nard can focus on winning Wimbledon.

Santi will have his chances next round, will be interesting to see how he handles himself.

RNW
05-31-2012, 11:07 AM
Giraldo played good, very solid from the baseline.
He could come to the net more often, 80% 1st serve was very convincing.
Giraldo is Top 30 on clay at the moment, but he has to add a bit of variety and increase his net game.

Tomis was gamewise kind of arrogant, he plays without much pace (as always) although he can hit much harder. He was not totally in that match, he could easily win one set but was not able to create pace or variety to win a lot of rallies. He only uses 1 of 11 breakpoints.
He is always waiting what happens (and on opponents faults) but he could create more of his own game to dictate more of the rallies.
Strange performance by him.

Ad Wim
05-31-2012, 11:08 AM
Disappointing year so far for the future GOAT. After Wimbledon he will be where he belongs for now.

Chase Visa
05-31-2012, 11:08 AM
I rate Santi, but still disappointing to see Tomic get beaten that hard.

Grass should be interesting. Hope he does well. Ajde.

FedererBulgaria
05-31-2012, 11:09 AM
All Tomic fans saying Dimitrov vs Young match was a joke...both deserve to go out in 1R...must say both will beat Tomic...what a joke of performance...u can lost this way but to show ur game and so on Tomic just shows nothing!Shame

Action Jackson
05-31-2012, 11:10 AM
http://newballs.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/santiago-giraldo.jpg

duchuy89
05-31-2012, 11:11 AM
I chrees Giraldo.

Slade
05-31-2012, 11:11 AM
Top 4 in a year, just wait. He will do better on grass.

Hewitt =Legend
05-31-2012, 11:13 AM
All Tomic fans saying Dimitrov vs Young match was a joke...both deserve to go out in 1R...must say both will beat Tomic...what a joke of performance...u can lost this way but to show ur game and so on Tomic just shows nothing!Shame

The only reason B-Nard lost was because he was still fuming about being placed on a non-streamed court in his opening round.

You need to brush up on your knowledge of the game mate..

Action Jackson
05-31-2012, 11:15 AM
All Tomic fans saying Dimitrov vs Young match was a joke...both deserve to go out in 1R...must say both will beat Tomic...what a joke of performance...u can lost this way but to show ur game and so on Tomic just shows nothing!Shame

Dimitrov and Young had nothing to do with the Giraldo match, stick to topic please.

n8
05-31-2012, 11:16 AM
1/11 on break points. Tomic seems to be clutch on all surfaces but clay. Well I hope that's the case, and he hasn't slipped generally in this regard.

aussie_fan
05-31-2012, 11:16 AM
Way too many silly errors from Bernard, sure Giraldo exposed Bernie's movement on the clay but if he stops making erros of the first and second shots of the point like he doesn't give a crap then it's going to be a lot closer.

Hope Giraldo gives Murray a good shot.

Nathaliia
05-31-2012, 11:18 AM
conditions were on giraldo's side, anyway good mental toughness here, and we're used to falla doing well in a slam, now we have a different colombian :D nice!

CooCooCachoo
05-31-2012, 11:21 AM
Wow Santi, convincing beating :eek:

Wing Man Frank
05-31-2012, 11:22 AM
Is Tomic now the singularly most overrated youngster in tennis? Abysmal performance.

Chase Visa
05-31-2012, 11:24 AM
1/11 on break points. Tomic seems to be clutch on all surfaces but clay. Well I hope that's the case, and he hasn't slipped generally in this regard.

I wouldn't call him clutch anywhere now tbh.

Filo V.
05-31-2012, 11:27 AM
Giraldo is the better claycourter and has the weapons to expose Tomic's movement on this surface, whereas the slow conditions of today as very poor for Tomic's game. Giraldo played a very solid match.

This doesn't mean anything for Bernard, he isn't a claycourter. He'll be moving onto grass where he'll be licking his chops.

rocketassist
05-31-2012, 11:30 AM
Nard Dog will be hopping on to the next Eurostar to London methinks.

rinnegan
05-31-2012, 11:31 AM
Fantastic result

Alex999
05-31-2012, 11:35 AM
kudos to Giraldo, but all of these youngsters suck (excuse me)... just so stupid that none of them can break through. Tomic behaves as if he is a rock star but when it really matters he simply fails. and all of these comments, wait for the grass season, whatever ... Tomic is clueless on clay.

tripwires
05-31-2012, 11:37 AM
Thanos. :hug:

Hypnotize
05-31-2012, 11:48 AM
I expected Giraldo to win this one easily and he delivered. It will be interesting to see how well he does in his next match.

Tomic may not like clay but he has a lot of points to defend in the next five weeks so I guess we will find out if he is really as good on grass as some on here would like to believe.

BroTree123
05-31-2012, 11:49 AM
:rocker2:

Wing Man Frank
05-31-2012, 11:55 AM
A lot of people forget how bad Tomic has been this year. Apart from a semi-decent run at the AO (when Verdasco should have beaten him anyway), what's he actually achieved this year?

Nr 1 Fan
05-31-2012, 11:58 AM
Disgraceful for Tomic, I know his no claycourter but this is just bad. He only seems to dseliver at the AO en Wimbledon and just suck the rest of the year.

chenx15
05-31-2012, 12:11 PM
I don't like tomic but the inability of new players breaking through is getting a bit frustrating. I am a die hard fed fan but i am sick and tired of the lack of excitement in the first week of tennis. when knowing that only the top 1-5 will reach the final four almost all the time is just too much for the past 10 years

finishingmove
05-31-2012, 12:11 PM
like a boss

Fireballer
05-31-2012, 12:34 PM
All Tomic fans saying Dimitrov vs Young match was a joke...both deserve to go out in 1R...must say both will beat Tomic...what a joke of performance...u can lost this way but to show ur game and so on Tomic just shows nothing!Shame

still a better player than Dimitrov

leng jai
05-31-2012, 12:38 PM
When bnard doesn't try it can only mean one thing - Mickey Mouse tournament.

FlameOn
05-31-2012, 12:55 PM
Yes Giraldo yes! :cheerleader:.

Trash taken out :sport:.

*Jean*
05-31-2012, 01:34 PM
Giraldo :hearts: nicely done! I love the way he lets his pocket fluffing out when there is no tennisballs in there. :lol:

duchuy89
05-31-2012, 01:36 PM
Tomic. Bad.

Nr 1 Fan
05-31-2012, 01:55 PM
I don't like tomic but the inability of new players breaking through is getting a bit frustrating. I am a die hard fed fan but i am sick and tired of the lack of excitement in the first week of tennis. when knowing that only the top 1-5 will reach the final four almost all the time is just too much for the past 10 years

This.

RagingLamb
05-31-2012, 02:01 PM
:worship:

Hian-GOAT
05-31-2012, 04:07 PM
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg633/FORZAPENNETTA/bye-bitch.gif
http://imagemacros.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/lol_bye_bitch.jpg?w=720

MuzzahLovah
05-31-2012, 04:08 PM
Santi doing us a favor and taking out the trash.

Ashlar77
05-31-2012, 10:32 PM
Bernard, not a very competitive scoreline to say the least :sad: :(

allpro
05-31-2012, 11:42 PM
a passive, powerless performance from bernie. he really needs to add some oomph to the forehand and serve.

Looner
05-31-2012, 11:43 PM
What a star this Giraldo. Not only winning the French this year but also being a good housekeeper and taking the trash out.

Hoping to see Tomic do as well at Wimbledon this year :wavey:.

Topspindoctor
06-01-2012, 12:31 AM
Tomug is an utter embarrassment. Another junkballer with no weapons, game and proper attitude it takes to be a champion.

Smoke944
06-01-2012, 12:32 AM
Good. Bernie needs to stop with this terrible surface and start practicing on a real surface, one that suits his game wonderfully :yeah:

clokey34
06-01-2012, 12:34 AM
Good clay season Tomic. A massive improvement over last year! Onward and upward.

J99
06-01-2012, 12:39 AM
Tomic just beat Santi in Rome, what happened today.

VolandriFan
06-01-2012, 01:13 AM
Top 4 in a year, just wait. He will do better on grass.

Santiago prefers clay and slow hard courts. ;)

J99
06-01-2012, 01:37 AM
Top 4 in a year, just wait. He will do better on grass.

If this is for Tomic, he's top 4, top 4 maybe of young players, and at this point that's all he's going to be.

ossie
06-01-2012, 01:40 AM
hard court clown this tomic

Slade
06-01-2012, 02:10 AM
Oh the top 4 in a year thing was a reference to this article made after Federer crushed Tomic mercilessly at the AO: http://www.supersport.com/tennis/australian-open/news/120123/Tomic_eyes_place_in_top_four