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The Bernard Tomic Cheering Thread!

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Matchu
01-18-2007, 06:07 AM
Making a thread on Bernard Tomic as he makes his junior Grand Slam debut at the 2007 aussie open.

Congrats Bernard, he has made major strides in the last two years. Some beleive he is ahead of Lleyton Hewitt at the same age.

I suspect him to turn pro in the next two years and be playing Davis Cup not long after.

Tomic Bio:

Birth Date: 21/10/1992
Birth Place: Stuttgart, Germany
Residence: Gold Coast, Australia
Nationality: Australia
Weight: 55kg
Plays: Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Favourite Surface: Grass
Coach: -
Age Started Tennis: 7
Personal Interests: Soccer, table tennis, basketball

Matchu
01-18-2007, 06:41 AM
Just thought a couple of you might want to know what he looks like so heres some pics

http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/07/11/wbTENNIStomic_narrowweb__300x476,0.jpg

http://aycu34.webshots.com/image/9753/2005371320338625449_rs.jpg

Bernard with fellow Queenslander Pat Rafter
http://aycu18.webshots.com/image/9777/2005354890389153802_rs.jpg

Cindy19
01-18-2007, 01:54 PM
Thanks Matchu for starting this thread, i read an article about Bernard from my local tennis magazine...
:lol: his parents come from Germany

he is cute.

Matchu
01-19-2007, 01:00 AM
Thanks Matchu for starting this thread, i read an article about Bernard from my local tennis magazine...
:lol: his parents come from Germany

he is cute.

lol as does he, he was born in Stuttgart but I don't start thinking he will play for Germany, He wants to play Davis Cup for Australia he has said and wants to be the youngest ever to play for Aussie.

And as I'm aware he also has Croatian roots.

I'm very anxicous to see how he handles a Junior Grand Slam.

OZTENNIS
01-19-2007, 02:40 AM
I once played Bernard when he was 9 and i was 11. I lost 6-2. Even then, Bernard knew exactly what to do with the ball, was extremely consistent and had a great court presence. I tip him to make the ATP Top 10 (at least)!!

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 05:17 AM
lol as does he, he was born in Stuttgart but I don't start thinking he will play for Germany, He wants to play Davis Cup for Australia he has said and wants to be the youngest ever to play for Aussie.

And as I'm aware he also has Croatian roots.

I'm very anxicous to see how he handles a Junior Grand Slam.

Yep, He moved to Australia when he was a little baby, so no doubt he will play for Aussie, and Glad he looks so cute and kind, nicer than Mr.C'mon.
He has Croatian roots?

I am looking forward to see him play in the court and some day against Llyton.:rolleyes:

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 05:21 AM
I once played Bernard when he was 9 and i was 11. I lost 6-2. Even then, Bernard knew exactly what to do with the ball, was extremely consistent and had a great court presence. I tip him to make the ATP Top 10 (at least)!!

What about you? are you still playing tennis?:cool:

Matchu
01-19-2007, 05:40 AM
Bernard played a warm up tournament in Melbourne a couple of days ago,
defeated Peerakit Siributwong of Thailand 6-3 6-3, but was defeated at the hands of the world number 12 Matteo Trevisan of Italy 6-4 6-3.

Thats a good result coming into a Grand Slam against a top 20 player.

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 06:11 AM
Not sure, i heard his parents were teacher.
Is he also good at clay?

Matchu
01-19-2007, 06:19 AM
Not sure, i heard his parents were teacher.
Is he also good at clay?

He has entered four ITF 18/u clay tournaments and gotten into the second round in three and third round in one. He definetly plays better on hard than clay but says his favorite surface is grass.

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 06:28 AM
Hey You know him a lot.

I just read an article about him, i can not find the magainze recently, when i found it i will take a pic for it, but it is in Chinese.

Matchu
01-19-2007, 06:47 AM
Hey You know him a lot.

I just read an article about him, i can not find the magainze recently, when i found it i will take a pic for it, but it is in Chinese.

I've been following his career for a while now about 2 years as we both live in the Gold Coast. I entered a tournament a couple of years ago and Bernard was the number 1 seed and won the final 6-0 6-0.

Anyway that would be great if you could put some pics up of the magazine article, maybe we could get a Chinese person on this forum to translate for us.

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 07:07 AM
Here is the pix
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/DSCN6714.JPG

well, I am Chinese :lol:

Matchu
01-19-2007, 07:14 AM
Here is the pix
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/DSCN6714.JPG

well, I am Chinese :lol:

:lol: sorry I thought you were German from your flag being germany, would you mind translating I would love to know what the chinese think of him it's great to see him getting exposure overseas.

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 07:24 AM
Ok, but you have to stand my English :lol: and it costs time to do that

Matchu
01-19-2007, 07:40 AM
Ok, but you have to stand my English :lol: and it costs time to do that

:lol: it's fine

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 08:09 AM
It is a hard work for me :lol:
but for our new member, I'd like to have a try :hug:

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 08:34 AM
It is a hard job, but I try to do it well
The title is “Another Aussie Rabbit” (coz we call Llyton “Rabbit”, I don’t know why)

“have you seen Tomic played? Tell me something about him, if you have seen him play.” “ I played with him two years ago, 6-0,6-0, the poor guy was me, haha, but it was fine, I thought he would be the world No.1 in the future.”

“What’s his style? Some one said he was the second Llyton.” “ he isn’t the strongest child, but he moves fast. His service isn’t good, but his volley is amazing. Oh Yep, Tomic plays with his brain.”

This comes from an Aussie tennis forums. The Guy they are talking about is called Bernard Tomic, is a new star of Aussie. He is only 14, but he is the best player of the kids who were born after 1992.

For the people who is out of Australia, Tomic is just a kid who came suddenly in 2007. Before this Fab, he wasn’t ranked on ITF. But only in one year, he won 4 titles and ranked 161 on 18-. This Mar. 24th, IMG signed Tomic, they called him The Mozart of Tennis Court.

Bernard was born on 1992, 21th Oct, in Stuttgart. Daddy John was a football coach and his mother was a biologist. 1995, they moved to Australia, his mother spent most of her time on lab, his father became a taxi driver. When he was 7, daddy brought him a tennis racket from a second hand market, it only cost 55 cents. Tomic came into tennis world with his father’s help and this 55 cents racket.

sorry for the mistakes in my English :lol:

Matchu
01-19-2007, 08:54 AM
Friday 19 Janurary 2007
Bernard wants to be No 1
Herald Sun

Much has been written about the 14-year-old Bernard Tomic, and his amazing tennis potential.

The young Aussie is a big prospect and yesterday was awarded $10,000 by Garnier to further his career.

Tomic grew up on the Gold Coast, and seems very mature. "I want to be No 1 in the world, and win all grand slams and play Davis Cup for Australia," he told The Eye at the Garnier Girls Day Out breakfast at Melbourne Park.

For most 14-year-olds getting up in front of a large audience and talking would be very intimidating, but Tomic showed that he was different.

"It's fine, I'm used to it," he said of the attention. The female winner of the award was 15-year-old Isabella Holland.

She looked as much like a Home and Away star as a tennis player, so, like Tomic, is very marketable. Both players will contest the Australian Open juniors title, which starts next week.



Good to see bernard handles the media well.

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 09:10 AM
Thanks for the Quote

Matchu
01-19-2007, 12:11 PM
It is a hard job, but I try to do it well
The title is “Another Aussie Rabbit” (coz we call Llyton “Rabbit”, I don’t know why)

“have you seen Tomic played? Tell me something about him, if you have seen him play.” “ I played with him two years ago, 6-0,6-0, the poor guy was me, haha, but it was fine, I thought he would be the world No.1 in the future.”

“What’s his style? Some one said he was the second Llyton.” “ he isn’t the strongest child, but he moves fast. His service isn’t good, but his volley is amazing. Oh Yep, Tomic plays with his brain.”

This comes from an Aussie tennis forums. The Guy they are talking about is called Bernard Tomic, is a new star of Aussie. He is only 14, but he is the best player of the kids who were born after 1992.

For the people who is out of Australia, Tomic is just a kid who came suddenly in 2007. Before this Fab, he wasn’t ranked on ITF. But only in one year, he won 4 titles and ranked 161 on 18-. This Mar. 24th, IMG signed Tomic, they called him The Mozart of Tennis Court.

Bernard was born on 1992, 21th Oct, in Stuttgart. Daddy John was a football coach and his mother was a biologist. 1995, they moved to Australia, his mother spent most of her time on lab, his father became a taxi driver. When he was 7, daddy brought him a tennis racket from a second hand market, it only cost 55 cents. Tomic came into tennis world with his father’s help and this 55 cents racket.

sorry for the mistakes in my English :lol:

Thanks for trying I can understand it.

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 02:58 PM
Thanks for understanding :hug:

Matchu
01-20-2007, 10:13 AM
Cahill looking at the next aussie star

Darren Cahill has been unemployed as far as coaching goes since the retirement of the legendary Andre Agassi after the 2006 US Open.

Cahill knows what it takes to bring players to the top of professional tennis with the experience of coaching Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi while holding the number 1 spot respectively.

Aussie prodigy Bernard Tomic doesn't lack confidence. Without a smirk, he has in the past declared his ambition is to be world no. 1.

In a recent interveiw with Inside Sport magazine, he said "I still have to find the serve of Ivanisevic and groundstrokes of Federer. I'm halfway there with the mind of Sampras. I've already got the heart of Lleyton."

Well, now the 14-year-old is getting some big-name help as well. He was spotted yesterday hitting up on an outside court with respected coach Darren Cahill, former mentor to Hewitt and Agassi.


Wow Cahill helping out Tomic he could be huge with him.

Matchu
01-21-2007, 01:07 AM
Bernard Tomic has drawn number 6 seed Jose Roberto Velasco of Bolivia scheduled to be played on monday. Bernard's Quarter of the draw looks good if he can get through his first round match the Draw opening up quite nicely for Bernard to make Quarters.

Bernard's Quarter of the draw

Roman Jebavy CZE (3)
vs.
Stephen Donald AUS

Vladimir Zinyakov RUS
vs.
Daniel Cox GBR


Krishananth Balakrishnan AUS
vs.
Hiroki Moriya JPN

Dylan Sessagesimi SUI
vs.
Gastao Elias POR (15)


Ricardas Berankis LTU (10)
vs.
Troy Smith AUS

Soong-Jae Cho KOR
vs.
Mateusz Kecki USA


Kevin Botti FRA
vs.
Rupesh Roy IND

Bernard Tomic AUS
vs.
Jose Roberto Velasco BOL (6)

Matchu
01-21-2007, 03:30 AM
Janurary 21st of 2007
A Tomic weapon is ready to blast off
By Paul Malone

Gold Coast tennis phenomenon Bernard Tomic will make his long-awaited Grand Slam junior debut this week, but his graduation to ATP ranks is some time off.

The wraps come off Tomic, 14, at the highest level of his junior game when he becomes the youngest to play as a direct qualifier in the Australian Open junior boys singles at Melbourne Park, starting today.

Tomic has a raging ambition to win Grand Slam titles and become world no.1 while still a teenager, a goal he set for himself publicly soon after he won the first of his two titles at the prestigious Orange Bowl in Florida in December, 2004.

Junior tennis judges say Tomic exhibits much of the determination and cockiness on court of a young Lleyton Hewitt, with his double-handed backhand and matchplay knowledge at a standard beyond his years.

Bit Tomic's father John, his coaches in Queensland and his International Management Group agent are mindful of the cautionary tale surrounding the much-hype American Donald Young.

Young, now 17, won the 2005 Australian Open junior title as the youngest champion in its history, but did not have the physical maturity to make use of the ATP tour wild cards offered to him by tournament organisers.

Young's tennis has plateaued to the point where his ATP win-loss record is 0-10 and it was only this month that he won his first senior tournament on the futures circuit.

Tomic would be 15 years and four months if he tried to play qualifying for next year's Australian Open men's singles or seek a Tennis Australia wild card for it.

There has also been promise for Australian tennis in the performances in the past year from Sydney 17-year-old Greg Jones and Perth 17-year-old Bryden Klein.And Brisbane 14-year-old Isabella Holland has been rated by TA development cheif Craig Tiley a potential top-20 player.

Jones is ranked No.6 in the world 18-and-under rankings and reached yesterday's final of the Optus Nottinghill International in Melbourne.

Hewitt had been 15 and 11 months when he qualified for the Australian Open and a year older when he won his first ATP title, beating Andre Agassi.

Th interest in Tomic's Grand Slam debut was rated last week by Allan Stone, the former Davis Cup player and seasoned television commentator, as making for the most pressure ever on a young Australian given this country's age of 25 ranked in the top 250.

"What sets Bernard apart is he reads the points with a maturity beyond his years and is a mutlt-dimentional player already," said former Queensland Academy of Sport head coach Geoff Masters, who had been assisting John Tomic and Neil Guiney.

"There's a lot of excitement surronding Bernard, but the people around him have always taken a long-term view. "His dad is a prolific reader of (coaching books) and of sports psychology and he is doing a great job with his tennis and wants the best for Bernard."



Bernard is getting a lot of help.

Cindy19
01-22-2007, 04:07 AM
Good Luck Bernard!

Matchu
01-22-2007, 04:20 AM
Bernard won his first round of the 2007 Junior Australian Open he beat 17 year old and world number 7 Jose-Roberto Velasco 6-2 4-1 ret.

Well done Bernard beating a top 10 player is quite an acheivment. He next faces world number 48 Kevin Botti who got through his first round in three sets.

Good Luck Bernard, perfect start to the tournament.

Cindy19
01-22-2007, 04:24 AM
I hope he can reach the final this year.

Coz all the Aussie are out in AO, so if he wins the Junior title,then he ll become the Hero :lol:

aussie_stars
01-22-2007, 05:59 AM
great start :cool:

Matchu
01-23-2007, 12:33 AM
A-Tomic weathers glare of spotlight
By Courtney Walsh
January 23, 2007

TEENAGE prodigy Bernard Tomic got an insight yesterday into just how desperate Australia is to find a new champion of the courts.

The Gold Coast 14-year-old, long touted as Australia's next baseline star, is no stranger to headlines, but even he seemed surprised at the hype generated by his debut Open appearance in the juniors event.

A crowd of almost 400 people watched him make light work of sixth seed Jose Roberto Velasco of Bolivia. On nearby courts, only a few fans watched former stars Pat Cash and Mark Woodforde creak around in a warm-up for the Legends tournament.

But it was the post-match press conference, a rarity in junior events, that was even more bewildering.

Tomic's five-minute chat was attended by 23 journalists, including a handful of international correspondents.

In contrast, Russian star Svetlana Kuznetsova, a former US Open champion and world No.3 on the senior Tour, was lonely discussing her loss on Sunday to just one reporter.

"I'm kind of (shocked by the interest)," Tomic said. "It is something to get used to. This is the first time I've done (anything) like this (but) I don't mind. It's a good way to express myself."

The spotlight was always going to be on Tomic, regardless of the failure of any of his senior colleagues to reach the second week.

That is what happens when you have your own Wikipedia (online encyclopaedia) entry and have already been signed by a leading sports marketing agency.

IMG pounced on the Nike-sponsored teen when he won his second Junior Orange Bowl in Florida, an event won by some handy players including Roger Federer, Tomic's tennis hero.

That is not to discount Lleyton Hewitt, on whom Tomic modelled his game as a pre-teen.

While the 181cm youngster, who has grown 8cm over the past year, showed many Hewitt traits yesterday, it was hard to glean just how promising he is.

Tomic did not exactly toy with Velasco, but he could have if he wished, such was the standard of the Bolivian's game.

The 17-year-old has played Davis Cup for his country but was obviously out of sorts yesterday, struggling badly before retiring hurt trailing 6-2 4-1.

Tomic, who displayed great touch at the net to go with a smooth baseline game, barely put a foot wrong in disregarding his opponent's malaise, but was not completely satisfied with the effort.

"I would probably say seven out of ten," Tomic said. "I was a bit shaky on my groundstrokes."

Tomic plays Frenchman Kevin Botti today, another opponent of whom he knows little. But he promised one thing.

"It is hard to say, but I am just going to go out there and play it game by game, point by point, hustle for each shot," he said.

"I want to go out there (today) and fight for every ball, like Lleyton does, and hopefully I can win."

With that attitude, he could go far.


There's so much hype behind him, good luck with Kevin Botti today Bernard.

Langers
01-23-2007, 02:07 AM
He's down a break, 4-2 in the first set.

His opponent has 9 winners and only 1 UE. Surely he can't keep that up.

bad gambler
01-23-2007, 02:15 AM
He is an interesting character - he can talk a good talk that's for sure and doesn't lack any confidence

OZTENNIS
01-23-2007, 04:13 AM
Tomic lost 2-6, 6-4, 3-6

Langers
01-23-2007, 04:35 AM
Disappointing.

Matchu
01-23-2007, 04:48 AM
anyone know where bernards ranking will go from here?

OZTENNIS
01-23-2007, 06:43 AM
I don't think it will move much from where it currently is.

Matchu
01-23-2007, 08:07 AM
I beleive ITF rankings include doubles as well and Bernard is still in the doubles. So if he does well in the doubles he's ranking will go up a bit more. Well done Bernard first Grand Slam and you beat the world number 7 that's got to give him lots of confidence to beleive he can play with top ten players. I think he will do well at the Junior Wimbledon Championships

Matchu
01-23-2007, 09:56 AM
Aussie hope bows out
January 23, 2007

A SECOND-round exit from the Australian Open junior championship today failed to dent the confidence of Queensland prodigy Bernard Tomic.

Tomic, at 14 the youngest player ever to directly qualify for the Open's junior event, fell 6-2 4-6 6-3 to 18-year-old French left-hander Kevin Botti.

A veritable who's who of Australian tennis, including champion coach Tony Roche and former world No.1s John Newcombe and Pat Rafter, flocked to court seven at Melbourne Park to watch Tomic in action.

Tipped for superstardom having already won more than 60 tournaments worldwide, Tomic refused to blame the burden of expectation for his defeat.

"I don't even see them out there," he said. "I was just focusing on my game.

"I was a bit unlucky there. I should have broken in the second set at 5-3 – I had a set point – then I could have served first in the third set.

"But I'm happy that I got the second set. He just played better tennis than me in the third set.

"He got a lot of free points on his serve. That's what I've really got to work on – getting free points on my serve.

"He was just aceing me all the time out on my backhand side. I didn't really have the strength to get to the ball.

"But that's life and you learn from that. I've just got to develop my game in the next two or three years. Physically, get stronger and hopefully see what can happen."

Tomic, the Stuttgart-born son of Croatian refugees, will continue studying by correspondence this year as he follows his dream of becoming world No.1 and Australia's youngest-ever Davis Cup player.

He will head to Europe next month to play in a series of clay court events, with the primary aim of raising his ranking from 77th in the 18-and-under division to the top 50 in order to directly qualify for the junior French Open.

"If my ranking's not high enough to get in, I'll just play qualifying," Tomic said.

Initially unnerved by the all attention he was receiving, Tomic said he was now lapping up the publicity.

"It's something to get used to. I try to erase it when I play on the court and just focus on my game," he said.

"It's a good experience for me coming in to (do interviews). It was like, I'm going to be on TV like (Andy) Roddick.

"I got a bit nervous yesterday but I spoke well.

"I've been in the newspapers a lot in the last couple of years so I'm pretty much used it."


Good to see he likes the attention from the media, and is confident he will be playing in the Junior Roland Garros.

Cindy19
01-23-2007, 03:56 PM
He signed IMG or IME?? Sorry, if i Mess up the names. :lol:

Sean.J.S.
03-07-2007, 09:49 AM
Is Bernard playing in any junior tournaments any time soon?

Matchu
03-08-2007, 10:09 AM
I believe Bernard is fulfilling commitments he has with his school TSS (The Southport School) and is next going to play in Italy on clay at the start of April.

Sean.J.S.
03-08-2007, 10:09 AM
Thanks. :)

Matchu
03-08-2007, 10:19 AM
Thanks. :)

He is playing in Italy and others later in the hopes of getting his ranking high enough to get direct entry in the Roland Garros Juniors, I'm already a big fan of Bernard can't wait until he plays ATP (won't be long).

Sean.J.S.
03-10-2007, 10:48 AM
I think Bernard will be playing ATP events by 17. He has already winning big junior tournaments way about his age group.

And some people say Australia has nobody coming up. :rolleyes:

Sean.J.S.
03-10-2007, 10:50 AM
How tall is Bernard?

Matchu
03-10-2007, 12:36 PM
http://aycu10.webshots.com/image/10849/2002934398876731634_rs.jpg
Bernard at the Australian Open

Bernard as I hear is nearing 6 feet tall, but expects to grow to his father's height of 193cms (around 6 foot 3).

Just read that Bernard has a world class double handed backhand according to one of his coaches.

Sean.J.S.
03-12-2007, 01:08 PM
Nice pic. Is Nike Bernard's sponsor, or is he just wearing the clothing?

OZTENNIS
03-14-2007, 11:33 AM
I thought that Bernard would be playing the Asian ITF Junior Circuit but, (along with Isabella Holland) didn't play in Bangkok this week...

eureka
03-18-2007, 03:00 PM
Does anyone know if Bernard has been playing any ITF tournaments anywhere. Can't find him in any draws. He needs to get his ranking back up to make the French qualies and all the wildies will go to the French kids.:confused:

OZTENNIS
03-23-2007, 11:40 AM
i think his playing in manila starting on monday. its a g1 junior tournament

eureka
03-27-2007, 03:29 PM
Bernard Tomic is playing in Manila along with JP Smith No 1 seed, Steve Donald 2, Andrew Thomas 6, and several more aussies. Will be interesting to see how he goes in a group 1 tournament. His other ITF wins were group 3s and 4s and the Orange Bowl was under age. Apart from the Aussie Open this will be the biggest tournament he has competed in.:wavey: ;)

OZTENNIS
03-31-2007, 10:02 PM
Bernard knocked out the No.7 seed en route to the semi final where he was beaten by a player from Croatia 6-3, 7-5. He also reached the Q/F of the boy's doubles with Jared Easton. As a result, Bernard should jump back up to 77 on the ITF Junior Rankings

Matchu
04-01-2007, 03:56 AM
http://aycu20.webshots.com/image/13819/2001386266705079872_rs.jpg
Another picture of Bernard, looks like he's going to be one of those players that wears head bands and it also looks like he's switched from a wilson to head racquet. Another thing I've also noticed in most pictures of him is he wears that necklace, maybe something that means a lot to him, close to his heart??

does anyone know where Bernard is playing next? maybe Japan?

OZTENNIS
04-01-2007, 05:03 AM
http://aycu20.webshots.com/image/13819/2001386266705079872_rs.jpg
Another picture of Bernard, looks like he's going to be one of those players that wears head bands and it also looks like he's switched from a wilson to head racquet. Another thing I've also noticed in most pictures of him is he wears that necklace, maybe something that means a lot to him, close to his heart??

does anyone know where Bernard is playing next? maybe Japan?

Yes, Dunlop Japan Open International Junior Championships. They start on Monday

eureka
04-01-2007, 05:22 AM
That Croation kid must have also beaten Steven Donald in the Quarter as well. He is having a good run! J P Smith was in the top half. Does anyone know how he went as the ITF Junior results are not updated yet?

eureka
04-01-2007, 11:36 AM
JP won the final 4 & 4 He is on fire. Should put him in top 10 with Brydan and Greg. Go Aussie! Oi Oi Oi

OZTENNIS
04-07-2007, 10:09 PM
Tomic lost in the S/F in Nagoya to Stephen Donald (1) 2-6, 3-6. This week the title was won by Victoria's Andrew Thomas who beat Donald 6-2, 7-6(5) in the final. Nevertheless, this should be enough to see Donald join Klein, Jones and Smith in the top 10!

Cindy19
04-15-2007, 03:24 PM
Hey Matchu, where did u get this pix? they are very nice :yeah:

Jimnik
04-15-2007, 03:29 PM
Wow, I just discovered this thread.

I've heard a lot about him but I'm still surprised that he's already got a cheering thread before he's even turned pro. Must be a new MTF record. ;)

Anywho, hope he lives up to his early expectation. :yeah:

Matchu
04-16-2007, 01:29 AM
Hey Matchu, where did u get this pix? they are very nice :yeah:

I get most of them off his website www.bernardtomic21.info and one off tennis.com.au

just incase anyone is interested bernard has myspace his myspace is http://www.myspace.com/162836088.

haha apparently he got into a bit of trouble in Japan. Does anyone know where he is playing next?

Sean.J.S.
04-18-2007, 02:45 AM
Wow I forgot to check this thread for a while. Good to see him make the SF of two tournaments. :yeah:

Cindy19
04-18-2007, 03:41 AM
OMG, your av...:eek:

Cindy19
04-18-2007, 03:49 AM
I get most of them off his website www.bernardtomic21.info and one off tennis.com.au

just incase anyone is interested bernard has myspace his myspace is http://www.myspace.com/162836088.

haha apparently he got into a bit of trouble in Japan. Does anyone know where he is playing next?

Bernard only accepts add requests from people he/she knows. You must enter either Bernard 's last name or email address to send your request
:lol: i can not add him as a friend but thanks for telling me this:rolleyes:

jole
04-19-2007, 01:51 AM
I get most of them off his website www.bernardtomic21.info and one off tennis.com.au

just incase anyone is interested bernard has myspace his myspace is http://www.myspace.com/162836088.

haha apparently he got into a bit of trouble in Japan. Does anyone know where he is playing next?

What happened in Japan?

OZTENNIS
05-04-2007, 08:28 AM
Bernard's currently playing Junior Davis Cup and the Aussies are into the S/F

Cindy19
05-06-2007, 10:31 AM
www.bernardtomic21.info

i am not sure is there anybody mentioned this before.
the official website.

Sean.J.S.
05-07-2007, 10:24 AM
Yay. Bernand won 6-0 6-0 against somebody from (Bangladesh?). In the end the junior Davis Cup team won this tie very easily. :)

Well done to Bernard and the team. :yeah:

Matchu
05-28-2007, 02:06 PM
Bernard A-Tomic is playing Roland Garros qualies soon, hopefully he qualifies and gets a couple of wins so he is guarunteed into WIMBLEDON!. He will be one of the higher seeds so he should get a good draw.

Good Luck Bernard heres your test mate, clay.
Are we going to get a Luczak (plays very well on clay) Hewitt (plays ok on clay) or a Roddick (can't play on clay to save his life) out of Tomic. I predict a Hewitt. By the way incase your wondering A-Tomic is kind of a nickname for him now like an Atomic weapon? get it? it also works as like he's an A class player, so hopefully it sticks.

Matchu
06-03-2007, 02:04 AM
Bernard was able to get through qualifying at the French Open juniors and now faces a French Wildcard in the first round, Nassim Slilam the world number 144. Should be pretty straight forward for Bernard, he has been put in the same quarter as JP Smith and Johnathan Eysseric he faces a potential third round match up with Eysseric.

Here is Bernard's quarter:

John-Patrick Smith AUS (8)
vs.
Silvio Dadic CRO



Jerome Inzerillo FRA
vs.
David Rice GBR



Austin Krajicek USA
vs.
Soong-Jae Cho KOR



Hsien-Yin Peng TPE
vs.
Vladimir Ignatic BLR (12)



Ricardas Berankis LTU (15)
vs.
Rupesh Roy IND



Nassim Slilam FRA
vs.
Bernard Tomic AUS



Danila Arsenov RUS
vs.
Thomas Fabbiano ITA



Lofo Ramiaramanan MAD
vs.
Jonathan Eysseric FRA (2)

I think Bernards got a good chance to get into the third round, can't see him getting much further but you never know.

OZTENNIS
06-07-2007, 08:48 AM
1st Round
Bernard Tomic (AUS) def. Nassim Slilam (FRA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

2nd Round
Bernard Tomic (AUS) lt. (15) Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 6-2, 6-3

OZTENNIS
06-07-2007, 08:49 AM
Not very surprising really if you consider Ricardas Berankis went on to upset the 2nd seed Johnathan Eysseric in the third round.

Grenouille
06-10-2007, 08:02 AM
Bernard is still learning!

the_natural
06-15-2007, 12:29 AM
Bernard is still learning!

Did U guys read the article about him on the Sunday morning herald website... or the telegraph... or something well in any case it was 5 web pages long and quite interesting to read, apparently he hits the forehand close to his body so theres a bit of slice on his average forehand making it hard to play against... umm I think they said somethin about movement, hes not quite there yet but he reads the game (better than anyone according to scott draper), i think thats a great positive cos he thinks hes gonna win all 4 majors and be numb er 1 by age 17 18 (they ask Bernard and thts wat he said), If he really is that driven then learning to become a better mover with better court speed and footwork is nothing (compared to trying to develop court sense and awareness for the game, apparently he also has great shot selection Just a great mind for the game) I actually think that the movement problem is probably due to the fact that hes entering peak growth years Plus hes a croat (arent his parents) :D 6'1 is midget country for them, hes probably gonna be at least 6'3 -6'5 if hes short-average in croatian terms :p I expect him to develop that ivanesevic serve he talks about, just hope he doesnt get lazy with improving his speed like all the big tall guys do, if he becomes at least as fast as a Djokovic, he will probably be nigh on unstoppable.

Grenouille
07-03-2007, 12:04 PM
He sin't playing Wimbledon...

Matchu
07-04-2007, 12:24 AM
He sin't playing Wimbledon...

Yes, Bernard was sent home by Tennis Australia by a lack of commitment in his last match at Roland Garros Juniors.

Heres the article:



Rising star sent home before Wimbledon begins
By Leo Schlink
June 16, 2007

BERNARD Tomic, the Gold Coast 14-year-old widely regarded as Australia's brightest tennis prospect, has abandoned hopes of Wimbledon junior glory and returned home after being disciplined at the French Open.

A dual winner of the Orange Bowl, the unofficial junior world titles, Tomic was reported by coaches to Tennis Australia for lack of effort in the second set of a match in Paris.

Tomic, the world's No 1 player in the 14-and-under category, was censured after losing 6-2, 6-3 in the second round at Roland Garros to Lithuanian 15th seed Ricardo Berankis.

Queenslander Tomic, signed by International Management Group for a record six-figure fee last year, won only 14 points in what is described as a uninterested second-set display.

TA director of player development Craig Tiley confirmed funding for Tomic's European tour had been withdrawn.

Tomic was given the option of staying on tour but would have had to meet the costs of travel, accommodation and food himself.

The Gold Coast rising star opted to return to Australia after discussing the matter with his father, John.

Mr Tiley said TA's hardline approach to junior management - which has yielded two junior Grand Slam singles finalists this season alone - was non-negotiable.

"We have a policy of 100 per cent effort on and off the court," he said.

"Anything less than 100 per cent is non-negotiable.

"Anything short of 100 per cent effort on their part and we will withdraw that support for a determined period of time."

Tomic is ranked 56th in 18-and-under company, despite conceding most of his rivals up to four years in experience and strength.

OZTENNIS
07-05-2007, 11:06 PM
:tape: :tape: :lol: :lol:

I suppose this is an important learning curve in his development

Sean.J.S.
07-09-2007, 12:50 PM
Why are they being so harsh on him? He is just 14 years old and they are complaining about his performance against one of the best juniors (18s and under) in the world. :rolleyes:

Matchu
07-26-2007, 02:20 AM
Latest news on Bernard, he has been entering local tournaments in the Gold Coast and reached the final of the University Open (opens) where he lost to John James. He continues his quest to win the BMW Rosebowl at his home club of Queens Park, Southport. Making the final last year he will be wanting to go one step further and write his name in the history books of past winners of the Rosebowl such as Rod Laver, Geoff Masters, Scott Draper, Paul Hanley just to name a few. Well it begins this Saturday at Queens Park (July the 28 2007) so if your a Gold Coast local you may want to check him out.

sizzlesport
07-26-2007, 02:45 AM
Yes I watched Bernard play in the University Open. In early rounds, he looked disinterested but breezed through until he met Michael Look.. a current UCLA player, former No 1 Junior in Australia. He was lucky to get through this match. It was a pity that there wasn't linespeople for this match as Bernard made some very questionable calls that were not appreciated by his opponent (who midway through the 2nd set called for the tournament referee) or interested spectators. Bernard managed to win and despite the poor sportsmanship, it was a gutsy win. He has great defensive skills on the run, always gets the ball down low to the incoming volleyer.

In the final, against John James, who happens to have won this title 5 times, has a ton of professional experience and years on Tomic, dominated proceedings. His crafty net play put pressure on the inexperienced Tomic and Bernard simply had no answers. Convincing 6-2, 6-2 win.

This had been the 2nd time I'd watched Bernard. First time for a while. He has a very effortless backhand, generates power seemingly with ease, with great hand eye coordination leading to superb timing. He has a very unusual return of serve. Even on 2nd serves he actually takes steps back as the serve is hit. Unusual for a top player, usually returners are looking to move forward. This type of returning style is evident in claycourters. His serve is effective against lesser players, but his second serve needs development, which will come with a growth spurt. I'd also like to see him take a little more time between points, he's a very quick player.

Tomic is seeded 6th at Rosebowl with a decent draw. Be interesting to see how he goes there.

the_natural
07-27-2007, 07:10 AM
Yes I watched Bernard play in the University Open. In early rounds, he looked disinterested but breezed through until he met Michael Look.. a current UCLA player, former No 1 Junior in Australia. He was lucky to get through this match. It was a pity that there wasn't linespeople for this match as Bernard made some very questionable calls that were not appreciated by his opponent (who midway through the 2nd set called for the tournament referee) or interested spectators. Bernard managed to win and despite the poor sportsmanship, it was a gutsy win. He has great defensive skills on the run, always gets the ball down low to the incoming volleyer.

In the final, against John James, who happens to have won this title 5 times, has a ton of professional experience and years on Tomic, dominated proceedings. His crafty net play put pressure on the inexperienced Tomic and Bernard simply had no answers. Convincing 6-2, 6-2 win.

This had been the 2nd time I'd watched Bernard. First time for a while. He has a very effortless backhand, generates power seemingly with ease, with great hand eye coordination leading to superb timing. He has a very unusual return of serve. Even on 2nd serves he actually takes steps back as the serve is hit. Unusual for a top player, usually returners are looking to move forward. This type of returning style is evident in claycourters. His serve is effective against lesser players, but his second serve needs development, which will come with a growth spurt. I'd also like to see him take a little more time between points, he's a very quick player.

Tomic is seeded 6th at Rosebowl with a decent draw. Be interesting to see how he goes there.

Is it possible his return was like this cos his last match was at the french? or did he also return this way when u saw him the first time?

Did u notice the "unique" backhand, apparently he imparts some slice/side spin on his regular forehand, like its "unique" because of that i dunno what they meant when they said that but they said he took it close to his body thats why it had sidespin on it. Ur right about the return of serve, he probably gets more into play by doing that kinda return but its better to be like agassi, he missed a few but nobody was anywhere near as aggressive and got as many winners against big servers, it also makes big servers, or any servers, second guess themselves so he gets to play against slower first serves or more second serves, that would serve him well on the tour right now.

From what youve said it sounds like he can become more aggressive cos of his H/E co-ordination and his backhand could really kill the serve. And u said great defensive skills, thats great hes got that down pat now is the time to stop worrying about wins and start working on playing WINNERS tennis, going out and dictacting all his matches even if it means winning in two tiebreakers rather than winning 6-0 6-0, cos otherwise hes not gonna win the Grandslam when hes 18 as he says and he wont last long.

About that FO win, Clay has that effect on you, especially if ur playing one of the best in the world, ESPECIALLY IF YOU WERE BROUGHT UP IN AUSTRALIA ON HARD COURTS, sheesh, when u try really hard and u cant make a dent and ur goin all out it becomes demoralising and he may have been mentally and physically spent by the time he made it to the 2nd set. :rolleyes: OH well he wanted to have the heart of hewitt, so itll do him some good.

Matchu
07-28-2007, 03:14 AM
Just found this in the Gold Coast Bulletin this morning.



At 14, Tomic is our tennis future

Nick Smart

28th of July 2007

BEFORE conquering the world, Gold Coast rising star Bernard Tomic is looking to avenge last year's defeat and become the youngest winner in history when he takes to the court in this year's Rosebowl.

The annual championship begins at Queens Park and the Hope Island Tennis Club today, and Tomic -- the No.1 ranked 14-year-old in the world -- is out to rewrite the record books.

He came close last year but lost in the men's open final to 27-year-old Sean Fyfe.

This time he is a year older, faster, stronger and is confident of winning his first Gold Coast Rosebowl title.

"I really want to win at the youngest age and I will try my best. To win it would be great and last year I came second -- I gave it a good shot," he said.

"This year there are a lot of good players and I need to stay focused and just see what happens."

Tomic, who signed with International Management Group for a record six-figure fee last year and is already sponsored by Nike, said he felt like he had the form to win.

"I am serving well and I am hitting a lot of good volleys but as I said there are a lot of good players and anything can happen," he said.

"I will just try to concentrate during the tournament.

"I would have loved to win it last year but this year is good, too."

Tomic is the sixth seed and will face tough opposition from top seed Lachlan Reed and reigning champion Fyfe.

Tomic had his first taste of grand slam tennis this year by playing in the Australian Open and French Open juniors. He said it had been a great learning curve and believes it had helped his development as a player.

"It is a good learning experience for me with the Australian Open juniors and that experience to get up to a big level is what helps you improve," he said.

"I have improved since the start of 2007.

"I have gone up in speed and I am a bit stronger and I'm moving well on the court.

"But there are a lot more years in me to develop my game and that is what I am really looking forward to."

The 14-year-old, who has been labelled the future of tennis in Australia, is a dual winner of the Orange Bowl -- the unofficial junior world titles which is held annually in Florida.

He won his second crown last December, which he said gave him a big confidence boost.

"The fact you are No.1 in an age group makes you work even harder," he said.

"Knowing that you could be there one day is a good feeling.

"And a lot of great players have won the Orange Bowl -- I think (Roger) Federer, (Andre) Agassi and (Jim) Courier have won it."

Tomic, who is coached by father John and veteran Australian coach Neil Guiney, will head to Fiji after the Rosebowl championships for a tournament to prepare him for the US Open juniors in September.

There is also another Tomic coming through the ranks with Bernard's youngster sister Sara, 9, already looking like a player of the future.

In the women's draw, Gold Coaster Shannon Golds is the No.1 seed and will be hard to beat.



Him and sister may play Hopman Cup one day.

eureka
07-28-2007, 01:11 PM
Yes, Bernard was sent home by Tennis Australia by a lack of commitment in his last match at Roland Garros Juniors.

Heres the article:

I believe he only had his TA sponsorship money withheld. He could have stayed on tour funding himself as so many other junior tennis players from Aust. and other country's have had to do. His sponsorship money should have allowed him to do this. It's a pity he missed his first Wimbledon but he has several more years as a junior to compete.

Matchu
07-29-2007, 01:49 PM
Bernard has made his way into the semi-finals of the BMW Rosebowl, beating the number 3 seed on his way. He now faces the number 1 seed Lachlan Reed for a spot in the final.

Good Luck Bernard I think he can go all the way.

sizzlesport
08-05-2007, 01:56 AM
Bernard won the semi against Lachlan Reed, 6-0, 6-4. He now plays Mark Draper (brother of Scott) who has breezed through the tournament without the loss of a set. In fact, didn't lose a game till the 2nd set of the semi finals. Should be a good match.

the_natural
08-07-2007, 03:38 AM
Bernard won the semi against Lachlan Reed, 6-0, 6-4. He now plays Mark Draper (brother of Scott) who has breezed through the tournament without the loss of a set. In fact, didn't lose a game till the 2nd set of the semi finals. Should be a good match.

How can u go a whole tournament without losing a game until the semis and only the second set, damn. These must be juniors right? Still hope he wins

sizzlesport
08-07-2007, 09:24 AM
MARK Draper has joined younger brother Scott as a three-time winner of the Bruce Lynton BMW Rosebowl with a convincing straight sets victory over rising star Bernard Tomic yesterday.

The all-Gold Coast final was a battle of age and experience versus youth and exuberance in front of a big crowd at Queens Park, Southport. Tomic, 14, tried valiantly but was troubled by the 35-year-old's powerful serve and prowess at the net.

Draper was in sensational touch and prevailed 6-4, 7-6 in what was a high quality match.

The pair practice together at Queens Park during the week and Draper said they knew what to expect from each other.

"We hit that many balls together. I have been working with him for two or three years now and we know each other's game backwards," he said.

"I have a lot of respect for him and I know he is a fantastic young player and he knows my weaknesses.

"Basically I came in with the attitude of playing to my strengths, which is coming in."

Draper won the first set and was cruising at 4-1 up in the second before Tomic made his move. He broke back and fought his way to a tiebreak, but Draper was too good when it counted and was able to clinch the title.

Draper said he was relieved it did not go to a deciding third set.

"I felt like I was on top at 6-4, 4-1 but I felt like I was beginning to lose my legs a little bit and I was ever so slightly beginning to tire -- and he capitalised on it," he said.

Tomic, the No.1 ranked 14-year-old in the world, is already sponsored by Nike and has been touted as the future of Australian tennis. It is a big burden for a teenager and Draper said it was important there was not too much pressure placed on the young man's shoulders.

"There is a lot of pressure on him and that is something that is being addressed," he said.

"I know there are people doing some work with him who are trying to ease that pressure so that he can just go out there and play his tennis and enjoy it.

"Because at the end of the day you can only play your best tennis if you are enjoying it and not too stressed about producing results."

*Yes in answer to above, Mark played mostly juniors in his matches up to semis.

the_natural
08-11-2007, 08:53 AM
MARK Draper has joined younger brother Scott as a three-time winner of the Bruce Lynton BMW Rosebowl with a convincing straight sets victory over rising star Bernard Tomic yesterday.

The all-Gold Coast final was a battle of age and experience versus youth and exuberance in front of a big crowd at Queens Park, Southport. Tomic, 14, tried valiantly but was troubled by the 35-year-old's powerful serve and prowess at the net.

Draper was in sensational touch and prevailed 6-4, 7-6 in what was a high quality match.

The pair practice together at Queens Park during the week and Draper said they knew what to expect from each other.

"We hit that many balls together. I have been working with him for two or three years now and we know each other's game backwards," he said.

"I have a lot of respect for him and I know he is a fantastic young player and he knows my weaknesses.

"Basically I came in with the attitude of playing to my strengths, which is coming in."

Draper won the first set and was cruising at 4-1 up in the second before Tomic made his move. He broke back and fought his way to a tiebreak, but Draper was too good when it counted and was able to clinch the title.

Draper said he was relieved it did not go to a deciding third set.

"I felt like I was on top at 6-4, 4-1 but I felt like I was beginning to lose my legs a little bit and I was ever so slightly beginning to tire -- and he capitalised on it," he said.

Tomic, the No.1 ranked 14-year-old in the world, is already sponsored by Nike and has been touted as the future of Australian tennis. It is a big burden for a teenager and Draper said it was important there was not too much pressure placed on the young man's shoulders.

"There is a lot of pressure on him and that is something that is being addressed," he said.

"I know there are people doing some work with him who are trying to ease that pressure so that he can just go out there and play his tennis and enjoy it.

"Because at the end of the day you can only play your best tennis if you are enjoying it and not too stressed about producing results."

*Yes in answer to above, Mark played mostly juniors in his matches up to semis.

Ok, its cos he was an old man playing inexperienced kids. What a great loss, he almost won the secon,d he was able to break serve, he was able to hold serve till the tie break against a senior who has been playing all his life, is much bigger and stronger than him and has a wealth of experience, and bernard has barely hit puberty. Safe to say that he is in fine form and probably is gonna make that dream of becoming the youngest dc player ever (I mean the guy didnt lose a game all week till the second set of his semi final, so he had to have been good).

OZTENNIS
08-11-2007, 10:45 PM
Mark Draper lost 3 games in his quarter final and was stretched to '6 and 5' in the semi, so he didn't 'not lose a game until the second set of his semi'

Stensland
08-18-2007, 03:07 AM
seems like little bernie got the same problems as klein. i'm posting this article in the klein-thread as well. your kids need apparently have some problems with their anger on court... ;) :D

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http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22263461-5010361,00.html

"...It follows TA's decision to send home 14-year-old Bernard Tomic of Queensland after he lost in the second round of the junior boys singles at Roland Garros, therefore denying him the chance of playing at Wimbledon.

Tomic's punishment was for his apathetic display in matches and for not putting in the effort..."

OZTENNIS
08-18-2007, 08:58 AM
seems like little bernie got the same problems as klein. i'm posting this article in the klein-thread as well. your kids need apparently have some problems with their anger on court... ;) :D

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http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22263461-5010361,00.html

"...It follows TA's decision to send home 14-year-old Bernard Tomic of Queensland after he lost in the second round of the junior boys singles at Roland Garros, therefore denying him the chance of playing at Wimbledon.

Tomic's punishment was for his apathetic display in matches and for not putting in the effort..."

Or is it just that we have tougher sanctions on bad behaviour than ur country :)

TA :yeah: good decision

OZTENNIS
08-24-2007, 01:38 AM
Bernard won the Oceania Closed in Fiji without dropping a set. He should now jump to about 41 on the ITF Junior Rankings :)

Matchu
08-24-2007, 01:56 PM
Bernard won the Oceania Closed in Fiji without dropping a set. He should now jump to about 41 on the ITF Junior Rankings :)

Cutting Bernard's funds is quite possibly the best thing thats happened to Bernard, he returns to win a big tournament. Does this mean he should get into US Open directly or will he be number 1 seed in qualification?

Either way Bernard is ready now, maybe the decision will have the same affect on Klein.

OZTENNIS
08-24-2007, 10:58 PM
I think it means he should be No.1 seed in quallies :)

OZTENNIS
09-03-2007, 08:13 AM
Bernard won his first match in US Open quallies 6-3, 7-6, but lost his status as the World's Top 1992-born player to an Italian, Miccini, after losing in the final round of quallies, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Bernard rebounded and made the main draw as a LL and upset the World No.4 and No.4 seed from Brazil 6-0, 6-7(7), 6-4 in the first round. I think this is the best win of his junior career :)

Lisbeth
09-04-2007, 04:57 AM
:yeah: good win for Tomic!

Timbo
09-05-2007, 04:52 PM
Another young Aussie (although he's listed as a Cypriot but the US open) doing well is Andrew Thomas. Knocked out the no.4 seed Jonathan Eysseric in the second round. Thomas was very highly-rated when he was 12/13 and won the Orange Bowl. Perhaps he's starting to come through now....pity he seems to have chosen Cyprus over Oz.

Matchu
09-05-2007, 10:15 PM
Bernard has made the third round of the US Open with a straight sets victory, he does not have a seeded player in the next round so I'd say he's a big chance to make the quarters where he will play Greg Jones.

Bernard's ranking is going to go to around 35 if he loses third round if he wins the third round he'll go to around 28!

Vamos Bernard.

OZTENNIS
09-06-2007, 07:39 AM
Good luck...Love to see an all-Aussie quarter final

Matchu
09-17-2007, 10:20 PM
Well bernard has continued his good run in the US with a G1 tournament win at the Kentucky International Junior Tennis Derby, this was no push over tournament the world number 1 was playing in it. Bernard's ranking is now at 19! this means next year he is the sixth best player not born in 1989. This is also means there are 5 aussies in the top 20, and if you include Andrew Thomas (the cypriot, bernard beat him) there are 6 aussie in the top 25. Keep it going Bernard!

OZTENNIS
09-21-2007, 10:44 PM
Great result for Bernard, looks like the Aussies could be firming as favourites for the Junior Davis Cup event this coming week in Italy - Bernard is spearheading the charge...It would be awesome for Australian tennis if the Junior Davis Cup team joined the World Junior Tennis Comp. team as titleholders.

OZTENNIS
10-03-2007, 11:03 PM
Can't beleieve no one has posted it yet, but Australia won the Junior Davis Cup beating Argentina 2-0 in the final. It's the first time Australia has won the event in 7 years. Bernard was unbeaten all week and gained revenge on Giacomo Miccini 6-2, 5-7, 13-11 in a match that lasted almost 4 hours.

The Aussie girls, led by Isabella Holland also won, first the first time in 14 years

Sean.J.S.
10-04-2007, 04:41 AM
Yay for Bernard and the team. :)

Sean.J.S.
11-03-2007, 06:15 AM
Asia/Oceania Closed Championships, India, October 29 to November 3

1R: def. Phaninthon Pakpoomkamol(THA) 6-0 6-0 :eek:
2R: def. Yen-Hsiang Lo (TPE) 6-2 6-4
3R. lt. Di Wu (CHN) 3-6 6-3 7-6(6) :sad:

:shrug: At least he won a few matches I guess...

OZTENNIS
11-07-2007, 06:26 AM
Yeah, pretty disappointing loss :sad:

Still top 20 in ITF Juniors :)

OZTENNIS
11-07-2007, 06:27 AM
I would have liked to see Bernard play some Futures tournaments though, to get an ATP Ranking

OZTENNIS
11-07-2007, 06:28 AM
Bernard's on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVKeK2AgXMo

Sean.J.S.
11-17-2007, 07:44 AM
Do you guys think Bernard will get any QWC into any of the Australian Open ATP lead-up events?

eureka
11-17-2007, 11:08 AM
Bernard is yet to play in a mens futures, let alone a Challenger or ATP qualifying. If he plays the National 18s and wins he gets a wildcard into the AO wildcard playoff and may get a run in the AO quallies. He will have a good chance as most of the big guns turning 18 won't bother playing this year. He really needs to focus on the AO juniors and see if aussie boys can go back to back. Then there are five futures in Aust where he can get his feet wet! I just hope the media keep off him.

Haile Selassie
11-27-2007, 12:46 PM
Do you guys think Bernard will get any QWC into any of the Australian Open ATP lead-up events?

If does well in Eddie Herr tournament, he should get wildcard for qualys

bad gambler
12-04-2007, 01:39 AM
The little Bomber going for 3 Orange Bowls in a row but this time in the U 16's. He started off his campaign yesterday by winning is first round match against Adam Bernstein 6-2 6-1.

He plays France's Thomas Fabre next round.

Good luck Bernie.

Sean.J.S.
12-05-2007, 07:52 AM
:bounce:

Matchu
12-07-2007, 06:04 AM
http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/News.aspx?id=4&pageId=11478&HandlerId=2&archive=false&newsid=3626

Tomic reaches Orange Bowl semis


Florida, 07 December 2007
Tennis Australia

Queensland’s Bernard Tomic remains on track for a third consecutive Orange Bowl title, reaching the semifinals of the 16/u event in Florida with a convincing 6-1 6-3 win over American Matthew Kandath.

In the semis tonight Tomic, the top seed, meets unseeded Georgian Nikolos Basilashvili who has already dispatched two seeded players – No.3 seed Denis Kudla (USA), and No.15 seed Yasutaka Uchiyama (Japan).

Bernard Tomic, the world's highest ranked 15-year-old tennis player (ITF ranked 20), won the 12/u Orange Bowl title in 2004, and claimed the 14/u crown in 2006.

A third Orange Bowl title would cap a stellar year for Tomic, which started in January when he was awarded the Garnier Rising Star $10,000 tennis scholarship. He was a member of the gold-medal winning Optus Australian Junior Davis Cup team (with Mark Verryth and Alex Sanders) in Italy in September, and won the ITF Grade 1 event in Kentucky, USA, and the ITF Grade B2 in Fiji.

After the Orange Bowl, Tomic will return to Australia to prepare for the Australian Open Junior Championships, where he will be one of the youngest players in the competition.

Tomic is working full-time with coach Sean Fyfe at Tennis Australia’s National Academy in Brisbane. On his return from the United States final decisions will be made on his schedule for the summer.



I don't think Bernard is even going to attempt to get into the Australian Open seniors event he isn't on the Wildcard playoff list either. I think Bernard has a really big chance to win the Australian Open Juniors next year which would be really good for him and Australia.

Hewitt =Legend
12-10-2007, 02:16 AM
Queensland's Bernard Tomic has hoisted his third prestigious international Orange Bowl title, winning the final 6-2 7-5 over Brazilian Jose Pereira in Florida overnight.

It is believed to be the first time a player has won three consecutive Orange Bowl titles, a feat Tomic accomplished with a win in the 12/u event in 2004, and the 14/u in 2006.

“It feels great (to win all three events), I can't believe it, it is a dream come true for me,” Tomic said. “I don't ever think about the age – winning is winning. I'm so lucky to have had this opportunity.”

On coming back to compete in the 18s event in 2009, Tomic said, “I will definitely be back. I love to compete against the best, and I can't wait to try and do the Orange Bowl grand slam of all 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s. I can only try.”

With an international junior ranking of 20, Tomic would have been seeded in the 18/u event, but he maintains it is important to him to win at all levels. “My development is very important to me – my career is not a sprint, but a marathon.

“I am now looking forward to going home to relax for a week or so and enjoy Christmas with my family. I'll go fishing and then start training hard. For me the Australian Open Juniors is the most important of all the grand slams. In preparation for the Australian Open I will play the ITF Optus Nottinghill International,” Tomic continued.

Tennis Australia's Director of Tennis, Craig Tiley, congratulated Tomic on his excellent performance. “Bernard has again proven that for his age he is the best in the world, and we look forward to his ongoing development and eventual transition onto the professional tour.”[/B]



Congrats to Bernard. Here's to a successful junior aussie open.

OZTENNIS
12-13-2007, 10:51 PM
Great win for Bernard at the Orange Bowl, although I would have preferred it if he played the 18s.

The entry lists are out for the Junior Circuit in January...Bernard is playing Nottinghill and the Aussie Open (where he is the fourth direct entrant)...

OZTENNIS
01-04-2008, 10:03 PM
BERNARD TOMIC might have grown in height in the past 12 months but he has pulled his head in.

The talented Australian teenager was reprimanded by Tennis Australia last June for not putting in the required effort on the court, especially since TA was paying for him to travel the northern hemisphere junior circuit.

Tomic's funds were withdrawn. After the junior French Open singles, without the resources to contest junior Wimbledon, Tomic came home.

It didn't surprise too many in the tennis world, since Tomic, at 14, had boasted he would win a Grand Slam by 18 and be world No1 not long after.

But things have changed. The public humiliation combined with counselling has penetrated deep into the 190cm frame of Tomic, who turned 15 just two months ago.

"If I want to be a champion, that's not the way to do it. I've got to work hard and do the right things," Tomic said.

"I was 14 then, but I'm 15 now and I've definitely matured a lot.

"I know I have to make sacrifices even now and it will all come good one day, hopefully if I stay healthy and fit."

His perception has changed, and so have his physical attributes. He is 5kg heavier and 7cm taller -- and he is still growing.

"Last year was totally different. I was weaker, younger, but I've now picked up my game because I'm stronger," he said.

Rated by the governing body for the sport, the International Tennis Federation, as the best 15-year-old in the world, Tomic displayed some of his new inner-strengths last month when he won his third Orange Bowl, the virtual world age-group championship in Florida.

Tomic also led Australia's junior Davis Cup team to victory over Argentina in Italy last September.

Yesterday, the Gold Coast local provided a bright spot under dull and showery skies at the Australian women's hardcourts by playing an exhibition set against Mark Draper, older brother of Scott, who is a regular hitting partner when Tomic is at home. Draper won 7-5.

"I was nervous today getting out there when I hadn't hit for six days and I wasn't sure what the crowd would think," Tomic said. "But after a couple of games it got easier and I actually won a couple of games.

"I want to prepare myself as much as I can mentally and physically for the Australian Open."

With reigning junior Australian Open winner Brydan Klein (WA) and French Open runner-up Greg Jones (NSW) now too old for juniors, Tomic at No12 is the highest-ranked Australian -- and the youngest by at least two years -- in the ITF's junior top 20.

He believes he will be seeded as high as No4 for the Australian Open junior event and does not mind the pressure that brings.

The only thing bugging him at the moment has been the relentless rain and wind on the Gold Coast for 10 days due to a complex low-pressure system.

"The weather has been shocking up here so I have to get out," he said. "The past week to eight days I basically have had one hit in the rain for 10 minutes.

"It was good to get on court today and have a hit and I'll move to Melbourne on Monday earlier than planned."

His plan for this year is to get an ATP ranking by playing futures tournaments -- two levels down from the ATP main tour -- and to do "really well" in a junior Grand Slam.

"I want to have a good result in a slam ... to get my ranking up to 600 or 700 in the ATP."

He no longer boasts of winning a Grand Slam by 18. "I'm 15 now and not many people want to win slams at 15."

Slicevolley26
01-05-2008, 06:03 AM
He looks to have a bright future, good to see he is maturing, and good luck to him.

Timbo
01-05-2008, 09:54 AM
eek...losing against Mark Draper is nothing to be happy about...even if it was an exhibition. He's been retired for 5 years and only plays the local Qld tournaments. Still, good to hear Bernard is growing...I was worried he wouldn't.

Sean.J.S.
01-09-2008, 03:38 AM
(WC) Bernard Tomic defeated Yeu-Tzuoo Wang 4-6 7-6(13) 7-5 in Australian Open Qualifying 1R!

Next up is Prakash Amritraj...

Well done and good luck in 2R! :D

Grenouille
01-09-2008, 10:06 AM
the gallery of his official website doesn't work anymore ?

baghdatis
01-10-2008, 06:28 AM
1st set= 6-3 down

Come on Mate get something on your return games!!

baghdatis
01-10-2008, 07:11 AM
Lost 6-3 6-2

Good Performance From Tomic In the 1st round!

Bingerz
01-22-2008, 07:13 AM
Looking good so far in the early rounds, both straight sets wins. He now comes up against Jaan Frederik Brunken who is the 11th seed, will be interesting to see the result. Go Tomic!!!!!

cameron
01-23-2008, 07:30 AM
Tomic won in 3 sets 8-6 in the third.

Will now face the number one seed first up tomorrow morning.

scotthongkong
01-25-2008, 01:19 PM
Great work to reach the final! Well done and let's make this an Australia Day to rememeber with double success in the boys and girls singles!

Ivanatis
01-25-2008, 09:32 PM
how will he continue after Melbourne?

as far as I know there are no age regulations in ATP as they are in WTA

will he ask for wildcards in challengers/futures or will he keep playing the junior's tour?

Matchu
01-26-2008, 03:32 AM
how will he continue after Melbourne?

as far as I know there are no age regulations in ATP as they are in WTA

will he ask for wildcards in challengers/futures or will he keep playing the junior's tour?

Bernard's first round qualy win has given him a ranking of around 1000 ATP, He has also said he's going to play the upcoming Australian future tournaments around Feb/Mar. I'm going to predict that he will go to europe after the Australian futures to play junior roland garros and wimbledon while playing a couple of euro futures then go to the us open and play a couple of futures there too along with the junior US Open, then come back to Australia play the Australian challengers, then I believe he will get a wildcard into Brisbane ATP event espically if he wins junior Aus Open today.

Rae777
01-26-2008, 04:29 AM
Good luck in the final

Grenouille
01-26-2008, 04:42 AM
good luck

azza
01-26-2008, 05:54 AM
Ugh hes so young :o lol

scotthongkong
01-26-2008, 07:38 AM
Go for it Bernard. Avenge it for us!

the_natural
01-26-2008, 08:20 AM
Hope he wins

Sean.J.S.
01-26-2008, 09:29 AM
4-6 7-6(5) *1-0 now...up a break in the third! :banana:

C'mon Bernard!!!!!!!111 :bowdown:

cindygermanier
01-26-2008, 09:45 AM
win 4/6 7/6 6/0:worship::)

Sean.J.S.
01-26-2008, 09:47 AM
GSM Tomic 4-6 7-6(5) 6-0! :banana: :rocker2: :worship:

Congratulations Bernard! :D To win the tournament at just 15 years of age is incredible. :eek:

smit101
01-26-2008, 09:55 AM
Great stuff Bernard!! Back to back aussie champions in the boys singles!! Great win, hope he can have a good year!

Grenouille
01-26-2008, 10:06 AM
any videos of the match ?

cindygermanier
01-26-2008, 10:20 AM
pic on getty image

Rae777
01-26-2008, 10:28 AM
Congratulations Bernard. Great comeback

azza
01-26-2008, 11:09 AM
Now kick ass at the Australian Futures

scotthongkong
01-26-2008, 11:48 AM
Great work!! Youngest ever. Stick him in the Davis Cup squad now with 33 yers old Joe!

Bingerz
01-26-2008, 12:40 PM
Awesome work, the young Aussies need to push each other to another level. This could be the start of something big in Aussie tennis

Scotso
01-26-2008, 07:21 PM
congrats Bernard! :worship:

awesome win.

aussie_fan
01-27-2008, 03:18 AM
Well Done Bernard on the win

Lisbeth
01-27-2008, 03:51 AM
Great win :D Good luck for the rest of the year!

scotthongkong
01-27-2008, 06:42 AM
He will be competing against the big boys before we know it!

Matchu
01-27-2008, 07:46 AM
Well now that Bernard has won the Aussie Open, his official website has been updated.

http://bernardtomic21.info/

the_natural
01-27-2008, 09:28 PM
Hope he fulfills the dreams and goals he set of winning the Grandslam of tennis in the pros, and youngest player to play davis cup

Sean.J.S.
01-28-2008, 07:35 AM
So his next event is ITF Perth?

bad gambler
01-28-2008, 09:38 AM
Great stuff from Bernie and he becomes the youngest player to win a slam surpassing Donald Young's effort a couple of years ago in the Aussie Open.

Mr.Gasquet
01-28-2008, 10:36 AM
Is Bernard allows to play in Davis Cup at 15?

Sean.J.S.
01-28-2008, 02:51 PM
I think so, yes. ;)

Bingerz
01-28-2008, 10:56 PM
And now he gets his first ATP ranking with the qualifying win...1194, cmon haha

baghdatis
01-29-2008, 07:15 AM
So his next event is ITF Perth?

Yes he's playin 2 in Perth sometime in March.

There were 2 others In Feb (1 in Vic and the other In S.A. But I don't think he's playing those.

eureka
02-20-2008, 10:15 AM
Is Bernard playing in Perth cos he has withdrawn from all the other furures. He said he was playing Berri,Mildura and also NZ but he has withdrawn from them. Someeone said he had a wildcard into Croatian tournaments> Is this true.Interesting to see if he plays to see how he goes cos he hasn't played a senior tournament.

Grenouille
03-13-2008, 10:33 AM
any news ?

Timbo
03-13-2008, 10:02 PM
There was an article on the Tennis Australia website this week saying he was currently in a training block before playing futures events in Perth and Japan before joining up with the Davis Cup squad as a hitting partner. He's entered into next week's Futures event in Sorrento according to the ITF site, but he'll need a wildcard or get through qualifying to get in. The same deal with the Japanese event starting March 24...he's on the entry list but won't get direct entry. Should be interesting.

Timbo
03-17-2008, 08:28 AM
Bernard plays Brit Tom Rushby in the first round at Sorrento. Rushby has lost 12 of his last 15 matches. Tear him a new one BT!

Timbo
03-18-2008, 11:05 AM
Bernard won his first round 7-5 7-6. Not bad considering he hasn't played since winning the Aus Open juniors. He's likely to play Feeney in the 2nd round. That'll really give us a good indication of where his game is at right now. Feeney's in form and match fit.

chris.hello92
03-19-2008, 05:39 AM
Hope he can really kickstart his pro career with a couple of wins on the trot.

Timbo
03-20-2008, 04:57 PM
Feeney beat him 6-3 6-4 in the 2nd round.

Ivanatis
03-24-2008, 06:35 PM
well atleast he's playing finally :)

scotthongkong
03-29-2008, 09:31 AM
Lost first round in Japan this week to the second seed in the first round.

Matchu
04-01-2008, 12:26 PM
Bernard has won his first round in Japan beating the number one seed Ti Chen 6-3 4-6 6-4. Could be a good run ahead here.

scotthongkong
04-01-2008, 12:47 PM
That is a very impressive win there for Bernard!

Grenouille
04-02-2008, 07:31 PM
what happened next ?

TankingTheSet
04-05-2008, 02:21 AM
ISHII, Yaoki won 6-2 6-2 in the second round.

scotthongkong
04-05-2008, 11:58 AM
The next step is to win two matches continuously. Good first up win though.

Sean.J.S.
04-12-2008, 09:51 AM
Where does Bernard play next?

scotthongkong
04-12-2008, 11:09 AM
Did Bernard get a start in the Davis Cup after we won 3/0?

FSRteam
04-19-2008, 01:11 PM
Hopefully ryan harrison's performance in Houston will motivate tomic to try and play atp tournaments as well... I am sure he'll want to show he's the best 1992 player! I must admit I was suprised with ryan's performance as I expected more tomic to break through first...

Matchu
04-19-2008, 01:25 PM
Hopefully ryan harrison's performance in Houston will motivate tomic to try and play atp tournaments as well... I am sure he'll want to show he's the best 1992 player! I must admit I was suprised with ryan's performance as I expected more tomic to break through first...

As much as I agree with you and would love to see it happen I just really doubt it will. Unlike USA we dont have ATP tournaments almost every second month and unless Bernard wins junior Wimbledon or another Country is nice to Bernard and give him a wildcard (doubt it, the kid doesnt have the best reputation going around) then its just not going to happen. But believe me when I say this next year watch Bernard he will be playing ATP next year I guaruntee it.

Bernard's upcoming schedule:

Rijeka, Croatia Challenger
Junior Roland Garros
Junior Wimbledon

FSRteam
04-19-2008, 01:42 PM
As much as I agree with you and would love to see it happen I just really doubt it will. Unlike USA we dont have ATP tournaments almost every second month and unless Bernard wins junior Wimbledon or another Country is nice to Bernard and give him a wildcard (doubt it, the kid doesnt have the best reputation going around) then its just not going to happen. But believe me when I say this next year watch Bernard he will be playing ATP next year I guaruntee it.

Bernard's upcoming schedule:

Rijeka, Croatia Challenger
Junior Roland Garros
Junior Wimbledon

Really, why doesn't he have a good reputation? The few interviews I saw with him, he seemed a nice kid...

Thanks for his schedule! :)

Timbo
04-19-2008, 05:05 PM
Really, why doesn't he have a good reputation? The few interviews I saw with him, he seemed a nice kid...

Thanks for his schedule! :)

He got some stick last year for throwing in the towel during his Junior French Open loss. Tennis Oz withdrew his funding and he had to miss Wimbledon...but he WAS 14 at the time. He's a bright kid and many people thought he was cocky when he first started getting media attention. I think he's matured a lot in the past six months. I'm happy that he's playing Futures for now...wouldn't want to see a Donald Young type situation again.

FSRteam
04-20-2008, 11:30 AM
He got some stick last year for throwing in the towel during his Junior French Open loss. Tennis Oz withdrew his funding and he had to miss Wimbledon...but he WAS 14 at the time. He's a bright kid and many people thought he was cocky when he first started getting media attention. I think he's matured a lot in the past six months. I'm happy that he's playing Futures for now...wouldn't want to see a Donald Young type situation again.

Well, in the french he lost to the eventual year 2007 world number 1 so I guess he cannot really be accused of throwing the towel, can?!?

I agree, it is better for him to play a few futures for now. I've just seen that harrison has received a wc to play the 50,000 challenger in Baton Rouge. I guess it is only the beginning, as soon as there will be an atp tournament in the US again, he will get another wc, and so on... And then, as you said, another donald young story may begin...

Sean.J.S.
04-24-2008, 02:03 PM
Rijeka starts a week on Monday.

Good luck to Bernard.

Timbo
04-24-2008, 06:43 PM
Well, in the french he lost to the eventual year 2007 world number 1 so I guess he cannot really be accused of throwing the towel, can?!?

I agree, it is better for him to play a few futures for now. I've just seen that harrison has received a wc to play the 50,000 challenger in Baton Rouge. I guess it is only the beginning, as soon as there will be an atp tournament in the US again, he will get another wc, and so on... And then, as you said, another donald young story may begin...

I wasn't there, but his minders said he didn't try hard enough in the 2nd set...it's something that he's admitted to and holds no grudges about. Here's an article from the time...

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21913509-662,00.html

FSRteam
04-28-2008, 08:37 PM
I wasn't there, but his minders said he didn't try hard enough in the 2nd set...it's something that he's admitted to and holds no grudges about. Here's an article from the time...

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21913509-662,00.html


Thank you. Interesting! :)

aussie_fan
04-29-2008, 05:34 AM
I wasn't there, but his minders said he didn't try hard enough in the 2nd set...it's something that he's admitted to and holds no grudges about. Here's an article from the time...

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21913509-662,00.html

yeah, it seemed like what TA did then was a good choice, it held him in good stead

Ivanatis
05-04-2008, 10:32 AM
Rijeka Challenger

R32
Jaroslav Pospisil CZE vs. Bernard Tomic AUS [WC]

BaggyGreen92
05-04-2008, 12:56 PM
Cmon Tomic

au_sports_opinion
05-04-2008, 04:21 PM
Go on son.

Sean.J.S.
05-12-2008, 09:39 AM
Lost 1R to the #314 in the world, 7-6(7) 6-2. Good effort, nevertheless.

Matchu
05-14-2008, 01:16 AM
A first round victory for Bernard in an Italian future tournament this week, 6-3 7-5. Hopefully he can make a bit of a run but even if he doesn't he still is guarunteed a spot in the top 1000. So exciting that hes only 15!

scotthongkong
05-15-2008, 02:29 AM
I reckon it is great that he is playing these mens tournaments as a youngster! Keep up the great work Bernard!

OZTENNIS
05-20-2008, 10:56 PM
Tennis: Australia’s hottest talent Bernard Tomic heading for Liverpool International




TEENAGE trailblazer Bernard Tomic, one of Australia’s hottest young tennis talents, has signed a two-year deal to play in the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament next month.

Tomic, 15, is the youngest boy to win the Australian Junior Open and the media are already comparing him to a young Rafael Nadal.

Tournament director Anders Borg said: “Bernard is exactly the kind of player we want to highlight in Liverpool. He is a star of the future and he will get the opportunity to play against established ATP players here.

“It is valuable experience that we hope will help his development, and could help him during Junior Wimbledon in June.

azza
06-01-2008, 07:26 AM
Liverpool is such a hole i hate the west side liverpool mount druitt blacktown paramatta yuk

BaggyGreen92
06-01-2008, 09:22 AM
Liverpool is such a hole i hate the west side liverpool mount druitt blacktown paramatta yuk

Sorry I think the article is referring to the nicer Liverpool in England. But lol at ur comment i agree. I live in the northern suburbs.

Langers
06-03-2008, 12:44 PM
In the 2R of the Boys' Singles. Won the first set 6-4.

OZTENNIS
06-04-2008, 12:55 AM
Won that one 6-4 4-6 6-0 and is into the third round

Hope he does better than poor Jessica Moore :sad:

scotthongkong
06-04-2008, 01:04 PM
Won that one 6-4 4-6 6-0 and is into the third round

Hope he does better than poor Jessica Moore :sad:

He really could not possibly do any worse!

Langers
06-04-2008, 03:35 PM
6-0 6-3. Wow! :)

scotthongkong
07-01-2008, 10:58 AM
Good luck tonight Bernard! What a great tournament our kids are having!

Lisbeth
07-03-2008, 12:35 PM
Keep it up :yippee:

I just wish they'd televise juniors ;)

Maco_Andrej
07-03-2008, 01:53 PM
Hes done it again 4-6 6-4 6-3

au_sports_opinion
07-03-2008, 03:58 PM
Keep it up :yippee:

I just wish they'd televise juniors ;)

They showed a few games of his match yesterday on fox sports.

Matchu
07-04-2008, 12:31 AM
Hes done it again 4-6 6-4 6-3

Yeh and the best part about him reaching the semi final is that he is guartuneed to be the new world number 1 junior if he doesn't win another match. Hopefully he wins wimbledon and gets a wildcard into the seniors next year.

Timbo
07-04-2008, 02:17 PM
He lost to a kid called Kontinen who serve/volleyed out of his skin...watched it on BBC interactive...the other kid just played a better, well-rounded game and was much more positive. bernard didn't seem to have an answer to his opponent coming in off everything - there aren't many 17/18 year-olds who do that.

Grenouille
07-05-2008, 12:59 PM
Bernard is still young, he will have another opportunity to win the tournament next year :D

Guccionefan
07-06-2008, 02:42 AM
Tomic is the new Junior World No.1

Grenouille
08-02-2008, 11:15 AM
What's up Bernard ?
Does anyone know what he is doing ?

Matchu
08-02-2008, 01:49 PM
What's up Bernard ?
Does anyone know what he is doing ?

well he was suposed to play in a futures event in Indonesia this week but wasnt in the draw. He also entered Indonesian futures for the next two weeks so I guess suspect him to be there. Then he'll head to the US and play junior US Open. Then more than likely play a couple of futures in the US and then come back and play future tournaments in Australia and play the challengers as well. Then he'll have to decide if he wants to contest the Australian Open wildcard playoff or attempt to win the 18/u Orange Bowl which would mean he wins every age division. He will not play any junior tournaments after this year.

au_sports_opinion
08-08-2008, 04:15 AM
Bernard won through to the quarters at Indonesia futures, in the process bringing up his first back to back wins on the professional tour :)

scotthongkong
08-08-2008, 11:01 AM
Bernard won through to the quarters at Indonesia futures, in the process bringing up his first back to back wins on the professional tour :)

We are having a good week. Hopefully it continues in Beijing as well!

Audacity
08-08-2008, 02:32 PM
Wow; Bernard is into the Semifinals!

scotthongkong
08-09-2008, 12:50 AM
Keep it going Bernard!

Rae777
08-09-2008, 01:14 PM
Bernard is in the final!

Audacity
08-09-2008, 02:06 PM
Very convincing win for Bernard.

Bernard TOMIC (AUS) defeated Kento TAKEUCHI (JPN) (2) 6-3 6-1

He has a great chance of winning the final. If he is the R/U he will move to around 850 in the world. If he wins it, he will more up to around 790.

Great tournament here for Tomic, keep up the good results; you have a bright future. :)

scotthongkong
08-09-2008, 03:00 PM
Fantastic work from Bernard! Good luck in the final! This will be the strat of big things I am sure!

maconick
08-18-2008, 06:04 AM
Bernard now Ranked #846

scotthongkong
08-18-2008, 10:51 AM
Good work. Let's see him rise quickly now.

bad gambler
08-21-2008, 12:07 AM
Tomic on cusp of Davis Cup debut

Lleyton Hewitt's season-ending injury is expected to see teenage sensation Bernard Tomic introduced to the Australian Davis Cup team.

The Australian newspaper has reported that Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald is closely considering playing 15-year-old Tomic and also has his eye on other rising stars, Brydan Klein and Carsten Ball for the September tie against Chile.

Fitzgerald would not confirm the squad yet but indicated he had been looking outside his regular range of options.

"My first priority is to win every Davis Cup tie and if Lleyton was fit he would obviously be there," Fitzgerald said.

"It is going to be a potential step up for someone ... it has been something that has been coming for a while.

"Who knows what could happen and how they will react."

Hewitt will have surgery on his hip, his unavailability leaving Australia with seemingly little chance to win the September 19-21 tie in Antofagasta.

Tomic is ranked 846th in the world, but is regarded as a star of the future.

If he played in Chile he would replace John Alexander as Australia's youngest ever Davis Cup representative

http://news.smh.com.au/sport/tomic-on-cusp-of-davis-cup-debut-report-20080821-3z0m.html

OZTENNIS
08-21-2008, 03:43 AM
Thanks for posting :)
Good, they should finally start to blood some new players.

scotthongkong
08-22-2008, 05:49 AM
I agree with Zac. I think we may as well blood all these young ones and start building in this way. I would put Guccione in and then all the young ones.

bad gambler
08-22-2008, 06:02 AM
To be honest I would rather see him make his debut in a home tie, making a DC debut in Sth America is extremely daunting especially for a 15 year old.

aussie_fan
08-22-2008, 10:16 AM
To be honest I would rather see him make his debut in a home tie, making a DC debut in Sth America is extremely daunting especially for a 15 year old.

Yeah, i agree, he's only 15, it's too much to expect him to play best of 5 set matches in that sort of atmosphere, i don't think it will benefit that greatly yet.

eureka
09-02-2008, 02:02 PM
Yeah, i agree, he's only 15, it's too much to expect him to play best of 5 set matches in that sort of atmosphere, i don't think it will benefit that greatly yet.

I agree fully. He has only played a handfull of 10k futures. He needs at least another 12 months of tour events. The other guys are all playing at the Challenger level. Seeing the work ethos of the full time tour players and Davis Cup players as orange boy though will be a real learning experience. Bit of a disappointing first round exit in the US juniors to a wildcard(129). Hopefully he will produce more consistent performances as he matures.

Sean.J.S.
09-04-2008, 11:44 PM
US Open Boys' Singles, New York, New York, USA, Grand Slam, Hard, August/September 2008

1R: (2) Bernard Tomic (AUS) lt. (Q) Devin Britton (USA) 3-6 6-3 6-2

Tal256
10-01-2008, 02:53 PM
bernard's schedule for the next 3 weeks ; futures in australia

Matchu
10-04-2008, 07:16 AM
http://www.bernardtomic21.info/schedule

Yeah Bernards schedule here, They have completely changed his website too.

Thanos
10-04-2008, 11:38 PM
nice, he playing three future tournaments back to back for the next 3 weeks.

goodluck to him

scotthongkong
10-07-2008, 01:23 PM
Lost in the first round in Traralgon to Clifford Marsalnd today in three sets.

OZTENNIS
10-11-2008, 02:03 AM
Obviously Bernard has lost some form. Doesn't help when you play a minimal amount of tournaments.

Hopefully he will pick up in the next few weeks. The more matches he gets, the better for his game, his ranking and his confidence

scotthongkong
10-11-2008, 03:39 AM
There is no shame in losing to Clifford Marsland. he is going to be very very good!

eureka
10-12-2008, 12:42 PM
Bernard has drawn Nick Lindahl in the first round of Sale. Be interesting to see how he stacks up against one of Australia's more established tour players! scratch:

Congratulations to John Millman on his first tour title (very convincingly d Coelho 6-2 6-3) :worship:

Venle
10-15-2008, 09:13 AM
Bernard is my fav junior player! :)

Can I join you? :wavey:

azza
10-16-2008, 03:43 AM
lindahl def tomic 7-5 6-2 i think

scotthongkong
10-22-2008, 12:59 PM
He beat someone today somewhere in the second round at some 15k in the desert. WWoo hoo!

Matchu
10-22-2008, 02:37 PM
He beat someone today somewhere in the second round at some 15k in the desert. WWoo hoo!

haha your good with the specifics aye. He beat no.7 seed Jurek Stasiak 7-6(2) 7-6(5) in Happy Valley, South Australia. Plays Joel Lindner in the second round and is ranked higher that Lindner, so should be the favorite coming into the match.

By the way he turned 16 yesterday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERNARD!

arctic penguin
10-23-2008, 03:11 AM
Yeah Bernard won a match.:)First match he's won since beginning of August in juniors or seniors.Lets hope his racket does the talking from now on. He should do well against Lindner. Lets Go:wavey:

Matchu
10-23-2008, 08:45 AM
Bernard has won another match, taking out Lindner in straights 6-2 7-5 plays Marinko Matosevic in quarters. Lets hope he can take make semis. Dane Propoggia and Matt Reid have both made quarters, Aussie tennis isn't looking too bad when we've got about 5 players between the age of 15-18 ranked high enough to make direct entry into futures and before this year didnt even have a ranking.

Venle
10-23-2008, 04:09 PM
C'moon Bernard :wavey:

Oh yeah, and happy belated birthday to him

Dmitry Verdasco
12-06-2008, 02:56 AM
Tomic's dad loses his temper as his son quits mid-match
By Nikki Tugwell
December 06, 2008

AUSTRALIAN tennis fans will be forgiven for having a sense of deja vu after the great white hope of the sport Bernard Tomic was hauled off the court in Perth by his father.

Echoing the sentiments of notorious tennis dad Damir Dokic, John Tomic has accused organisers of the Sorrento tournament in Perth of conspiring against his 16-year-old son.

Tomic snr accused match officials of scheming against Bernard and organisers of "fixing draws" before pulling his son out of the tennis event.

Australian Open boss Craig Tiley conceded Tomic's latest indiscretion could affect his chances of making an Australian Open senior debut in January.

Tomic was sent home from a European tour by Tennis Australia last year when their coaches deemed he had not tried his best in a loss at the French Open juniors.

The junior world No.3 was competing against fellow Australian Marinko Matisevic in round two of the Sorrento Men's International on Thursday when his father complained that foot faults were not being called.

"He was serving about 10-15cm inside the court and I said to the umpire, 'can you please watch the foot faults'," said Tomic snr, who coaches his son.

Tennis Australia has called for a report from tournament organisers into the circumstances surrounding Tomic's actions in walking off the court.

Open boss Tiley said it was "possible" the ITF's disciplinary ruling could prevent Tomic from playing at the Australian Open. He is scheduled to contest the Australian Open wildcard play-off in a fortnight in Melbourne.

"There are rules and regulations ... Bernard defaulted himself and there will be disciplinary action taken by the ITF," Tiley said last night.

"They take those steps and we wait for their judgement and we act upon them.

"It could be anything from a fine to a suspension ... suspension could be time, could be matches, could be events."

In what was an extraordinary outburst, Tomic snr later said "seven or eight" foot faults were not called in the first set.

When Tomic senior complained in the second set, the umpire issued Bernard a court violation after the outburst and handed Matisevic - who was seeded fifth in the ITF-sanctioned event - the game to make it 3-1, which brought the second round clash to an abrupt end.

"In the second set, same story," he said, referring to the uncalled foot faults.

"So I said to the umpire again, please can you watch for foot faults and he gave the game straight to the opponent.

"He said 'the top guy of umpires' who was present at the game 'was laughing at me'. There were 15 umpires sitting there just eating and drinking so they should have put more umpires on the court but they didn't. How can Bernard play when he does not have protection from the umpires?"

With no Australian player currently in the top 50, Tomic is the future hope for Australia.

The youngest boy ever to win the Australian Open junior title has previously said he wants to be No.1 by age 18. He quit school at the end of year 10 to concentrate on tennis.

"Bernard is the best prospect in the world and for Australia," his father said. "He's working very hard. He could be Australia's best player. He could play Davis Cup. But they (umpires) don't want to do honest things by him on the court."

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,24758009-23216,00.html

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Damir v2?

Dmitry Verdasco
12-06-2008, 02:59 AM
Young gun Bernard Tomic walks off court during match in WA
December 05, 2008

TENNIS Australia has called for a report from tournament organisers into the circumstances surrounding Queensland's top junior tennis champion Bernard Tomic's actions in quitting a match in Western Australia on Thursday.

Tomic, who became the second youngest winner of the Australian Open junior title last January, walked off court soon after his father John spoke with an umpire.

The Gold Coast player, who is the world's No.3 junior, was trailing Marinko Matosevic 2-6, 1-3 in their second round match at the Sorrento International when he quit the match court.

The umpire ordered a code violation against Tomic in the second set after John Tomic, who is also coaching his son, complained about what he saw as footfaults by Matosevic which were not called.

Tomic, 16, hopes to become Australia's youngest Davis Cup player by making his debut in the next two years.

He has been hoping to receive a wildcard into January's Brisbane International and Australian Open from Tennis Australia, but his claims could now hinge on whether TA believes he has lived up to code of conduct requirements.

Tomic was sent home from a European tour by Tennis Australia in June 2007 when coaches decided he had not tried his best in a tournament at the French Open.

The Gold Coast player was publicly repentant for that behaviour, saying it was part of his learning to become a top tennis professional.

Tomic has played two Futures tournaments against men in WA this month as part of his bid to become tour-toughened and eventually become a Grand Slam champion. He lost last week to Sydney's Todd Reid.

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,24756002-23216,00.html

scotthongkong
12-06-2008, 09:26 AM
He was defaulted yesterday while playing Marinko Matosevic. Needs to work on his attitude hugely.

au_sports_opinion
12-06-2008, 10:09 AM
The tennis authorities need to attempt measure to stop this ugly parent syndrome from continuing to perpetuate. My idea is that when they sign TV deals they stipulate the camera is not permitted to show anybody in the players corner. These tennis parents see themselves as celebrities and play the matches themselves, some even purposely act up for media attention like Sharapov. I for one am sick of the camera showing these people a million times during a match, parents wives, dog-walkers. I'm not sure anybody is interested in that, lets just watch the tennis.

aussie_fan
12-07-2008, 06:54 AM
His dad sounds like an absolute moron.

Dmitry Verdasco
12-11-2008, 12:04 AM
Damir John Tomic. :mad:


There's also news coming out now that Bernard insulted Peter Luczak after he beat Bernard in the 'playoff' for the final Davis Cup rubber.
He's acting like one of the kids on My Super Sweet 16. :rolleyes:



No Brisbane MDWC for you, Mr Tomic.

scotthongkong
12-11-2008, 01:18 PM
Marinko was not foot fauting which Mr Tomic accused him of as well........... and if Bernard insulted the gracious and kind Peter Luczak then we have real problems.

jmf07
12-11-2008, 03:20 PM
I have lost alot of respect for him.

save ausdecline
12-12-2008, 06:32 AM
His only 16 guys. The mentality of tennis is pretty tough to handle at that age and he will end up maturing and fixing that poor attitude of his in a couple of year's time. But his Ao chances look pretty bleak now.

OZTENNIS
12-12-2008, 06:42 AM
You guys have a lot to learn.

This is GOOD behaviour from Tomics. All the Aussie junior guys know that a lot more has happened in the local junior events than this.

Surprised it took this long for something to happen

jmf07
12-12-2008, 03:27 PM
You guys have a lot to learn.

This is GOOD behaviour from Tomics. All the Aussie junior guys know that a lot more has happened in the local junior events than this.

Surprised it took this long for something to happen


Yeah I was sort of hoping that he had matured since his junior days and I gave him a second chance but this latest incident and then the stuff that happened when he was a part of the Davis Cup team was pathetic.

eureka
12-12-2008, 10:12 PM
He was defaulted yesterday while playing Marinko Matosevic. Needs to work on his attitude hugely.

I heard Tomic himself didn't actually do anything wrong and that the old man and the court ref. engaged in a loud slanging match across the court which disturbed other matches! Besides whenever I've seen Marinko play in Vic. he goes nuts! If you were there what actually happened?

scotthongkong
12-12-2008, 11:51 PM
I was not there but from my understanding I agree with you Eureka that the dad was mostly to blame.....criticising the umpire loudly and also accusing Marinko of foot faulting. so perhaps I should have posted his Dad need s to work on his attitude !

eureka
12-13-2008, 01:28 AM
I was not there but from my understanding I agree with you Eureka that the dad was mostly to blame.....criticising the umpire loudly and also accusing Marinko of foot faulting. so perhaps I should have posted his Dad need s to work on his attitude !

Time to cut the string dad! Good job so far but John T has probably taken him as far as he can. Now an experienced qualified coach needs to take over and TA need to tell dad to but out...or he gets nothing! I actually think he has retrogressed since winning the Aussie juniors a year ago in a weakish field that didn't include Berankis, Ignatic, Eysseric and several of the other top juniors. Now McKemzie, Proppogia, Kelly, Verryth, Thomas and Duckworth (also 1992 birthday) are closing the gap. A solid bunch with younger ones to follow! We can't put all the eggs in the one basket!

Bingerz
12-16-2008, 01:37 AM
Tomic won a tight one today against Propoggia... 6-7, 6-4, 3-0ret

eureka
12-16-2008, 09:36 AM
Tomic won a tight one today against Propoggia... 6-7, 6-4, 3-0ret

Tomic was lucky Propoggia injured himself late in the second set! A year ago Tomic was streets ahead! It's good though. The more competition the better they will all get. The bigger the base of the pyramid......! I'd like to see a McKenzie-Tomic matchup.

Bingerz
12-17-2008, 11:45 AM
I'd like to see a McKenzie-Tomic matchup.


Yeh id like to see that too, i was at the Wollongong AMT that McKenzie won (I coach at the centre) and he looked very solid. I love his backhand...anything mid-court was dispatched. Not sure whether he has the weapons to make it on tour but he is a very good player

au_sports_opinion
12-18-2008, 12:29 AM
one hand two hand?

Bingerz
12-18-2008, 04:25 AM
Double hander