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AO 1R: [WC]Tomic def. [Q]Rufin 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Mario Sharapov
01-18-2010, 10:07 AM
Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi :cool:

orangehat
01-18-2010, 10:07 AM
Boring match from what I saw. Rufin doesn't accelerate through his shots at all... Tomic was pretty average as well

Huntress555
01-18-2010, 10:15 AM
Well done Tomic :)

Albop
01-18-2010, 10:17 AM
Ruffn was an complete embarrasment in this match.

bad gambler
01-18-2010, 10:17 AM
No stopping the Atomic Bomb all the way to AO glory

Ad Wim
01-18-2010, 10:27 AM
They're doing everything to give this guy the best possible draw, pathetic.

tjohansson
01-18-2010, 10:27 AM
I watched all of this game and Rufin shown absolutely nothing during the match, He couldn't handle Tomic's change of pace and Rufin just looked flat.

Tomic wasn't anywhere near his best, although showed flashes of it early third set, But he lost something like three games in a row just through unforced errors or leaving the court wide open from bad positioal play, Luckily he was able to close it out.

The game was never in doubt, But I will agree the match didn't reach any fantastic heights either.

tjohansson
01-18-2010, 10:28 AM
They're doing everything to give this guy the best possible draw, pathetic.

He has the 13th seed in the next round if all goes to plan and Cilic beats Santoro.. best possible draw my ass.

leng jai
01-18-2010, 10:28 AM
Tomic's style of play is unbearably terrible.

tjohansson
01-18-2010, 10:31 AM
Tomic's style of play is unbearably terrible.

Your just saying that because his style of play is boring to the viewer, but it is what works for him, and his style of play beat Stepanek, Djokovic, Simon & Ginepri all in one week, even if they were playing at 60 or 70%, 293rd in the world shouldnt be number 3 or number 12 in the world if the player wasn't playing above his ranking.

leng jai
01-18-2010, 10:35 AM
Your just saying that because his style of play is boring to the viewer, but it is what works for him, and his style of play beat Stepanek, Djokovic, Simon & Ginepri all in one week, even if they were playing at 60 or 70%, 293rd in the world shouldnt be number 3 or number 12 in the world if the player wasn't playing above his ranking.

No I'm saying that because he plays like Murray in defensive mode only 10 times worse. Against any decent player those no pace shots he hits every 2 seconds will be gone for winners every time.

Ad Wim
01-18-2010, 10:36 AM
He has the 13th seed in the next round if all goes to plan and Cilic beats Santoro.. best possible draw my ass.

Only the 1st round matters for this guy, because he can thrive some time on 45 points. And Rufin, a clay guy, is probably one of the best match-ups for anyone.

FairWeatherFan
01-18-2010, 10:40 AM
Solid pusher tennis from Tomic, more than enough to beat this clay clown Rufin.

ossie
01-18-2010, 10:54 AM
will lose hopelessly to cilic

L James
01-18-2010, 11:14 AM
The future is now.

paseo
01-18-2010, 12:24 PM
Can't wait to see Cilic blast him off the court.

aussie_fan
01-18-2010, 01:09 PM
I was at the match, I swear Tomic was more aggressive last year than this year and what happened to his backhand down the line he would hit, was pretty non-existant. Lucky that Rufin was not very good at all.

Andi-M
01-18-2010, 01:18 PM
Good performance by futrue GOAT :yeah:

jmf07
01-18-2010, 01:38 PM
Rufin wasn't that impressive. Needed to be playing someone who could put a bit of pace on the ball.

Tomic will be happy that he won and defends the points from last year but he won't get anywhere playing like that against Cilic.

gulzhan
01-18-2010, 03:36 PM
Solid win by Tomic :yeah:

fred perry
01-18-2010, 04:26 PM
See this just proves Tennis is fixed...

Certinfy
01-18-2010, 04:28 PM
Don't mind Tomic, but still Rufin :sad:

Goldenoldie
01-18-2010, 04:38 PM
Wild Card beats Qualifier - woww!

Kraxths
01-18-2010, 04:58 PM
awful performace by Rufin, every shot was an unforced error

out_here_grindin
01-18-2010, 05:03 PM
How did Rufin get through qualifying?

Frederick16
01-18-2010, 10:26 PM
i think it is really great for a 17 year old boy to have won back to back years a first round!

baghdatis
01-18-2010, 10:57 PM
this tomic.. plays so shit it is not funny,
i no hes seventeen, but he has the most dogiest strokes and serve.. hes lucky hes tall

and as to what aussie_fan said.. i was also there, and i realised that his game was way more aggressive last year