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Bernard's Grasscourt Season 2012

Gallace..
06-02-2012, 11:59 AM
Week off in Monte-Carlo then goes as follows:

Halle
Eastbourne
Wimbledon

Lets hope he can get some points in the first two tourneys to help defend some of those Wimbledon points from last year :)

Givenchy
06-03-2012, 09:07 PM
Not sure what to expect of him on the grass this year. Will be interesting to see what happens, especially at Wimbledon. Halle has a strong entry list at the moment, so it is a tough tournament to start off with.

Givenchy
06-09-2012, 02:11 PM
Halle draw

Berdych v Bye
Becker v Troicki
Tomic v Haas
Granollers v Qualifier

Bayyyy
06-10-2012, 04:03 AM
It will be a tough ask to beat Haas in Germany and on grass.

Givenchy
06-10-2012, 05:37 AM
I agree that it is a tricky 1st round. At least since he is playing Haas the match should be streamed I think...

Givenchy
06-11-2012, 05:25 PM
He plays last on Centre court tomorrow.

Gallace..
06-11-2012, 08:11 PM
Gah, always the inconvenient time to play. Hopefully someone puts up the match on YouTube cuz I ain't gonna stay up that late to watch it :sad:

Givenchy
06-12-2012, 04:11 PM
Just went down a break 2-4 in the first set

Won just 3 points on return, 5-2 Haas

Givenchy
06-12-2012, 04:13 PM
He just retired down 2-5, wtf?

The_Aussie17
06-12-2012, 04:59 PM
I hate how everyone just assumed Bernard retired because he was getting smashed, im also annoyed and cant see how people dislike him so much, Bernard is a gun, in my mind no doubt a future Wimbledon winner, but i doubt he will ever reach number 1 in the world simply because he's not good enough on clay!

Givenchy
06-12-2012, 05:52 PM
I read that Bernard said he's been ill for the past 10 days. :scratch:

im also annoyed and cant see how people dislike him so much

Well, I think he's built himself quite the reputation from things done and said throughout his career, which do him no favors. Then there's his dad who doesn't help things either I guess. Also, some people simply don't like his playing style. But whatever, I don't really let it bother me much...

Anyway, yet another disappointing tournament :(

The_Aussie17
06-12-2012, 06:05 PM
I read that Bernard said he's been ill for the past 10 days. :scratch:



Well, I think he's built himself quite the reputation from things done and said throughout his career, which do him no favors. Then there's his dad who doesn't help things either I guess. Also, some people simply don't like his playing style. But whatever, I don't really let it bother me much...

Anyway, yet another disappointing tournament :(

Yeah i know all of that but still his great, his style he so good, i love it personally, and yeah his dad is a bit of a tosser!

Givenchy
06-12-2012, 11:13 PM
The draw says his retirement was due to an "Abdominal Disorder."

Gallace..
06-12-2012, 11:34 PM
The draw says his retirement was due to an "Abdominal Disorder."

Hmm. Food poisoning?

Givenchy
06-15-2012, 06:33 AM
The update from TA said it was stomach cramps and that he should be fine for the upcoming tournaments.

Speaking of the upcoming tournament, at Eastbourne it looks like Bernard will be the 4th seed and get a bye in the first round. So that means one less match. Hopefully he can do something next week to make up and get some matches under his belt going into Wimbledon. :shrug:

wallaby73
06-15-2012, 10:08 AM
At Eastbourne it looks like Bernard will be the 4th seed and get a bye in the first round.

I just checked tournament website and it looks like he's fifth seed? Does he still get a bye for that or not... :confused:(source (http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/LTA-summer-grass-court-events/AEGON-International/Players/Mens-Singles/))

Givenchy
06-15-2012, 06:59 PM
I just checked tournament website and it looks like he's fifth seed? Does he still get a bye for that or not... :confused:(source (http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/LTA-summer-grass-court-events/AEGON-International/Players/Mens-Singles/))

Tournament entry lists come out 6 weeks in advance and use the rankings then for entries, but they use the current ranks before the draw for the seeding. So, Eastbourne will use the June 11th rankings for the seeds.

Givenchy
06-16-2012, 12:43 PM
Eastbourne draw

(4) Tomic v Bye
Fognini v Ramos
Qualifier v Chardy
Querrey v Roddick (6)

Gallace..
06-16-2012, 12:58 PM
pretty good draw :)

dwarf shortage
06-17-2012, 12:26 PM
Anything less that a SF, I would regard as dissapointing, providing that his not sick.

ogre
06-18-2012, 01:42 AM
Anything less that a SF, I would regard as dissapointing, providing that his not sick.

If you are seeded 4, you should make the semis (final four).

Otherwise your ranking should be dropping.

Hopefully Tomic's ranking can instead rise further and he can show that by going further than the SFs

He could even face another Aussie in the semis yet!

Givenchy
06-18-2012, 05:18 PM
He will play Fognini on Wednesday.

wallaby73
06-19-2012, 09:17 AM
Does anyone have an estimate for what his seeding will be for Wimbledon? Or has anyone calculated the points.. I know the system is different at Wimbledon.

Ausie
06-19-2012, 11:16 AM
Does anyone have an estimate for what his seeding will be for Wimbledon? Or has anyone calculated the points.. I know the system is different at Wimbledon.Bernie will be seeded #20.

Gallace..
06-19-2012, 11:37 AM
Did you figure it out yourself? If so can u please show the workings?
Or source of where u found?

Ausie
06-19-2012, 11:40 AM
Did you figure it out yourself? If so can u please show the workings?
Or source of where u found?source, our site MTF. http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=180522&page=160

Gallace..
06-19-2012, 01:53 PM
source, our site MTF. http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=180522&page=160

Cheers for the source. The person that posted it don't really explain it very well lol not even sure how he got those seeds

Givenchy
06-19-2012, 07:34 PM
He plays third on Centre court tomorrow

Gallace..
06-19-2012, 07:45 PM
Bernard's draw is opening up nicely with matosevic beating top seed gasquet :)

Givenchy
06-19-2012, 10:09 PM
Yeah, I saw that Gasquet lost. It would be great if Bernard could go far here, but I have a feeling the Roddick match (should they play) will be tough for him to win. I know Andy has been in awful form lately, but I think Bernard would really struggle against Roddick's serve...

ogre
06-20-2012, 01:35 AM
Bernard's draw is opening up nicely with matosevic beating top seed gasquet :)

Yes, he is now the top seed remaining in his half of the draw. If he performs to ranking, he should make the final.

In fact, if he performs to Wimbledon style grass court ranking, he should now be favourite to win the tournament.

Givenchy
06-20-2012, 02:25 PM
Bernard breaks to go up 3-2

Holds for 4-2

Back on serve 4-4 :(

DF from Fognini gives Bernard the break 5-4

Saves a BP and takes the 1st set 6-4

On serve 1-2 in the 2nd set, Bernard 0/5 on BPs this set so far

Fognini breaks for 4-2

5-2 Fognini, Bernard 0/7 on BPs

6-3 Fognini 2nd set

Bernard breaks for 2-0 in the third

Love hold 3-0

4-1

5-2

Bernard broken while serving for the match, back on serve 5-4

Fognini holds 5-5

Fognini breaks for 6-5

Fognini wins 4-6 6-3 7-5

Givenchy
06-20-2012, 04:04 PM
Unbelievable, losing another match after serving for it!

What a disaster....

wallaby73
06-20-2012, 05:17 PM
I have to say this is really a disappointment. He could have wo his first title here! And I think we al know now that's a major thot he needs to work on. It's happened too many times now.

On the bright side, though, he's for sure seeded 20 at Wimbledon!

Givenchy
06-20-2012, 06:21 PM
I don't know what's going on with him, but this season continues to be one big disappointment since the AO.

He said after Roland Garros that he was looking forward to the grass tournaments yet his results so far have been a retirement and a loss after being up 5-2 in the third. :rolleyes:

It is hard to be hopeful for any type of good result next week. Yeah he's seeded 20th, but depending on the draw he could face one of the dangerous unseeded players and go out first or second round with this type of play. If he somehow manages to get to the third round, I think most of the 9-16 seeds would beat him. So I see a 3rd round result at best for him at Wimbledon...

Gallace..
06-20-2012, 07:37 PM
Very dissapointing...so many lost chances to get points and wins that just keep slipping away, starting to get over it

Langers
06-21-2012, 02:27 AM
What an absolute joke. A serious farce. Get serious dude.

RustyOz
06-21-2012, 04:38 AM
On the back of this result I can see why Phillipousis says Tomic needs to bulk up his serve. He needed it to serve out that match.
I think Tomic also has the "second season" wobbles, with the weight of expectation now weighing heavily on him.
Hopefully Wimbledon will bring some wins and not more wobbles.

Givenchy
06-21-2012, 07:12 AM
I think you're right about the expectations and pressure likely getting to him. After the loss he was asked about defending the Wimbledon points and said it is going to be tough. Also, I think the amount of press and attention from the Aussie media is at times too much. I know he's currently the #1 ranked player, but I think that for example, the articles and interviews from former players about his slam chances and future only makes things worse.

It is just frustrating to watch him lose in this way, which has happened several times now this year. I agree that he needs to get more serious and start winning these type of matches. It has been discussed before, but I really think some changes should be made in his team and with Bernard himself. This may sound bad, but a part of me really wouldn't be too upset if he went out early next week, because I think it would perhaps be a wake-up call that he needs to work harder/care more.

I guess we'll see what kind of draw he gets on Friday....

wallaby73
06-21-2012, 05:39 PM
As much as I would hate to see that (be eliminated first week) I agree that it would be a much needed wake up call. I don't think these small tournaments really affect him because even his poor results give him a boost in points. But this is the first time he must defend a lot of points, so maybe a significant drop in points - and ranking - would be the wake up call he needs.

Givenchy
06-22-2012, 10:21 AM
Wimbledon first round vs Goffin

Section of the draw:

[5]Tsonga v Hewitt
Roger-Vasselin v Garcia-Lopez
Lacko v Ungur
Melzer v [25]Wawrinka

[20]Tomic v Goffin
Levine v K.Beck
Ward v Andujar
Ramirez-Hidalgo v [10]Fish

n8
06-22-2012, 10:45 AM
This is a great draw for Tomic. A wildcard (who is very suspect on grass), 2nd round are low rank entries and 3rd round has a hugely out of form Fish, some clay courters and a wildcard. And then in the 4th he doesn't even have a top 4, couldn't have hoped for better really.

The_Aussie17
06-22-2012, 11:00 AM
Heaps unlikely but Hewitt vs Tomic 4th round?? I say yes, if Lleyton beats Tsonga then that meeting should happen!

Givenchy
06-22-2012, 11:28 AM
I agree that the draw isn't that bad to make the 4th round considering Fish has been out and there were tougher 9-16 seeds he could have drawn. But one match at a time given Bernard's recent form/results...

Dmitry Verdasco
06-22-2012, 12:24 PM
This is a great draw for Tomic. A wildcard (who is very suspect on grass), 2nd round are low rank entries and 3rd round has a hugely out of form Fish, some clay courters and a wildcard. And then in the 4th he doesn't even have a top 4, couldn't have hoped for better really.

I agree I don't think it could have gone much better.

And by the time R4 rolls around who knows if Tsonga will even be waiting there.

Asadinator
06-22-2012, 01:44 PM
Isn't Goffin the "wunderkid" who almost beat Fed at RG :scared:

The_Aussie17
06-22-2012, 01:45 PM
Yeah the only reason i think Tomic will make 4th round so easy is because of his first round match, he should win easily and that will give him some confidence coming into the next few matches!

RustyOz
06-23-2012, 01:55 AM
Yeah, Goffin had a wonder run at RG, qualifying and then bowing out to Federer. Hardly "almost" beat RF though, but he did get a set off Roger on the clay. Not sure of his grass court credentials.
IMO Tomic has got a very friendly, winnable draw. He could hardly have asked for better. He should get through to the 3rd round without much fuss and then has a real chance against an ageing Fish, who has not had much match play lately.
Will be good to watch.

dwarf shortage
06-23-2012, 02:13 AM
As Wimbledon starts, Bernie's live ranking has dropped to 44. Through Australian Open and lots of 2nd rounds and a few Quarters, he has given himself a good foundation in the ranking I would say.

Givenchy
06-23-2012, 02:52 AM
Goffin lost to Paire 1 and 4 in 's-Hertogenbosch this week and last year he lost in the final round of Wimbledon qualies...

Dmitry Verdasco
06-23-2012, 07:14 AM
44 isn't bad at all :)

RustyOz
06-24-2012, 03:39 AM
44 isn't bad at all :)

Agreed - 44 isn't bad at all :)

Gallace..
06-24-2012, 03:53 AM
If tomic does find his form he has a great opportunity to go far again in Wimbledon. Fish coming back from illness and poor form, tsonga is a bad match up but he has an apparent finger injury lately. And out of all top 4 to vs...I think he has a better chance against nadal compared to Murray or federer, especially on grass. Fingers crossed he finds his form :)

ogre
06-24-2012, 06:29 AM
The failure to close out services breaks and matches suggests it could actually the right mental space or mindset that he needs to 'find' rather than 'form'. A positive first match may be critical.

Chris.
06-24-2012, 07:44 AM
I'm actually worried with this match up.

wallaby73
06-24-2012, 08:43 AM
I actually am a bit too... More on the mental side like said above. But I think it's good because there's a little pressure, and we've seen he tends to have more difficulty with those lower ranked players he's expected to beat.

Givenchy
06-25-2012, 02:01 AM
Back during the April DC tie there were quotes from Bernard (and Rafter) about needing to play better against players he's expected to beat, yet he comes into Wimbledon with his last 4 losses being to lower ranked players. In two of those matches he was up and failed to close out the match. So, we'll see if this sort of play continues.

I saw that several of the tennis news sites/blogs have this match as one of the first round matches to watch.

Sombrerero loco
06-25-2012, 09:34 AM
vamos bernie
i want 1st match to start soon :)

Givenchy
06-25-2012, 06:27 PM
He plays first on Court 2 tomorrow

Givenchy
06-26-2012, 11:56 AM
Match started

Bernard holds for 1-0, breaks 2-0, now 3-0

Goffin holds then breaks back, back on serve 3-2

4-2 Tomic, 5-2

First set Tomic 6-3

Second set

Goffin up a break 2-0, back on serve 2-1

Bernard saves several BPs to hold 2-2

Goffin breaks 4-2

5-2 Goffin

Second set Goffin 6-3 :(

Third set

Goffin breaks 1-0

2-0

Bernard holds, Goffin 2-1

3-1 Goffin

Goffin holds from 0-30, 4-2

5-3 Goffin

Goffin holds at love for the third set 6-4 :help:

Fourth set

1-0 Tomic holds

Goffin breaks 2-1

3-1

4-2 Goffin

5-3

6-4 Goffin, he wins 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4

Asadinator
06-26-2012, 11:57 AM
He plays so much better at GS, compared to Eastboure where he was making mistake every 2nd point.

RustyOz
06-26-2012, 01:25 PM
Bernie not playing with much conviction. Needs to concentrate more on the "easy" points when Goffin just makes him play one more point.
Who to watch - Ebden or Tomic - that is the question.

Both in trouble in their respective fourth sets.
Ebden saves three bp's to get to 2-4, still 2 sets and a break down
whilst
Tomic gets broken in the 3rd game of the fourth set by Goffin to trial a break at 1-2.
Can Tomic play his way out of this hole? Nope - that is a bummer.
Ebden went down as well, joining Tomic & Matosevic as a 1st round casualty.

Givenchy
06-26-2012, 02:19 PM
Way to go Bernard :rolleyes:

wallaby73
06-26-2012, 02:25 PM
Quite disappointed, and that ranking will plummet now.

Time for that wake up call, I'd say.

Rafallucci.
06-26-2012, 03:55 PM
Terrible. :( He can do so much better than this.

Sombrerero loco
06-26-2012, 10:14 PM
ugly ugly loss. what will be his ranking after wimbledon?

Dmitry Verdasco
06-26-2012, 10:50 PM
44.

I don't know how he lost this. I only saw the first set and Goffin had very little to hurt him with on the grass. :shrug: Oh well.. to the next. Btw, I find it hilare how all the TA commentators (Masur, Woodforde, Woodbridge, Newcombe, Rafter) all bag the shit out of Tomic with everything he does wrong - don't get me wrong most of it is 100% true and valid, but they NEVER EVER say a bad word about Lley Lley :lol: REGARDLESS of what he's doing.

If Tomic doesn't want to apply himself more, and is happy being some TOP 50 journeyman than fair enough. I don't think he will forever, he'll get sick of not winning shit.

Givenchy
06-26-2012, 11:39 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/28aup7n.gif

He went from making the QF at Wimbledon to not winning a match on grass this year.:o

His presser wasn't that surprising (admitting not working hard enough). Like it has been said before, Bernard needs to make some changes if he wants to be something more.

This loss and ranking fall hurts in a number of ways. Looking ahead, I don't see him gaining the points needed to be seeded come USO.

Gallace..
06-27-2012, 12:31 AM
Anyone find an interview for after match ?

Givenchy
06-27-2012, 01:12 AM
Anyone find an interview for after match ?

The transcript was posted in the news thread http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=12140074&postcount=26

Gallace..
06-27-2012, 02:05 AM
Atleast he's aware of the things wrong. Wake up call, more effort and footwork and mental side...and aggressiveness lol Glad he's learning...

Chris.
06-27-2012, 03:29 AM
Said it was a danger match and it proved to be.

Asadinator
06-27-2012, 03:37 AM
http://i49.tinypic.com/28aup7n.gif

He suddenly became the new Djokovic :eek:

Seriously where did you get the gif from?

wallaby73
06-27-2012, 06:33 AM
Yes, I'd also like that gif :)

But I hadn't realized he's not in a seeding position anymore. What was his ranking before AO this year?

wallaby73
06-27-2012, 08:59 AM
I've been reading many many pages of old posts (I started reading around Wimbledon 2010) on the cheering thread and came across this post, June 30, 2011:
will be interesting to see if he can defend these points next year.

No. The answer is no, he cannot. Hmph. :no:

ogre
06-27-2012, 10:16 AM
ugly ugly loss. what will be his ranking after wimbledon?

He will probably end up at 46, but he could easily drop close to the 50 mark depending on how others perform in Wimbledon. Harrison has turned 20 so he will keep the highest ranked 19yr old title regardless.

Pity. He will now be unseeded in slams again. Hopefully he will increase efforts and not simply fade back down the rankings.

Chris.
06-27-2012, 12:55 PM
Time for a real coach me thinks.

Givenchy
06-27-2012, 09:07 PM
I made the GIF from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOOrJv9m3vo :)

What was his ranking before AO this year?

I think he was #42 for Brisbane and then #38 for the AO...

Time for a real coach me thinks.

Unfortunately it doesn't sound like it'll happen anytime soon judging from his post match comments. :(

Givenchy
07-23-2012, 02:54 AM
He'll be back on the grass for the Olympics which begins on Saturday. The draw comes out on Thursday.

The AOC site has an article (http://london2012.olympics.com.au/news/olympic-opportunity-for-tomic-and-hewitt) where he mentions making some changes to his equipment following the Wimbledon loss.

On another note, Bernard is down to #49 in the new rankings...

Givenchy
07-26-2012, 11:42 AM
Olympics draw

R1: Tomic v Nishikori

Gallace..
07-26-2012, 12:01 PM
Olympics draw

R1: Tomic v Nishikori

Could of been alot worse. I'm happy with that :)

wallaby73
07-26-2012, 12:08 PM
Could of been alot worse. I'm happy with that :)

could have... but still not preferable :\

wallaby73
07-26-2012, 12:12 PM
Olympics Draw:

Ferrer [4] vs Pospisil

Kohlschreiber vs Kavcic

Stepanek vs Davydenko

Tomic vs Nishikori [15]

https://p.twimg.com/AyuVkkpCUAA0-Df.jpg:large

Sombrerero loco
07-26-2012, 12:47 PM
he will take a medal in london. i see it :drool:

wallaby73
07-26-2012, 01:52 PM
The full draw can be found here:
http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/results/men's-singles.aspx

Givenchy
07-26-2012, 08:30 PM
He'll play first round on Sunday.

Gallace..
07-27-2012, 12:29 AM
He'll play first round on Sunday.

Awesome :) perfect viewing time

Sombrerero loco
07-27-2012, 02:49 PM
please win some matches bernie...

Givenchy
07-28-2012, 04:16 PM
He is first up (11:30) on Court 18 tomorrow.

Gallace..
07-29-2012, 03:37 AM
Is this match going to be stremed from anything? I cant find anythign so far at all? :/

Chris.
07-29-2012, 04:38 AM
Not expecting much to be honest. I think Nishikori will beat him.

Asadinator
07-29-2012, 07:41 AM
Tomic should win this, Kei has a weak serve so he'll have plenty of chances.

Givenchy
07-29-2012, 09:59 AM
Is this match going to be stremed from anything? I cant find anythign so far at all? :/

I don't know of any links for other viewers, but here in the US the match will be streamed on the NBC Olympics website.

Gallace..
07-29-2012, 10:20 AM
I don't know of any links for other viewers, but here in the US the match will be streamed on the NBC Olympics website.

Do you have a link that you can please share at all J.W?

Gallace..
07-29-2012, 10:24 AM
I think i found it. Is this the one you was on about JW?



11:30a Men's Singles - 1st Round
Alert Me
11:30a
Match 9
FERRER David
POSPISIL Vasek
Scheduled
Alert Me
11:30a
Match 11
STEPANEK Radek
DAVYDENKO Nikolay
Scheduled
Alert Me
11:30a
Match 12
TOMIC Bernard
NISHIKORI Kei
Scheduled
Alert Me
11:30a
Match 22
SOEDA Go
BAGHDATIS Marcos
Scheduled
Alert Me
11:30a
Match 23
DEVVARMAN Somdev
NIEMINEN Jarkko
Scheduled
Alert Me
12:00p
Match 32
FOGNINI Fabio
Novak Djokovic
Scheduled

Gallace..
07-29-2012, 10:27 AM
Get fucked....found the proper bit on the website in order to watch and it says people outside of us not allowed blah blah blah....fuck off :mad:

Givenchy
07-29-2012, 11:34 AM
yeah, it is only for US viewers. I don't know of any other link, sorry...

Anyway, courts are covered because of rain at the moment.

Gallace..
07-29-2012, 11:38 AM
yeah, it is only for US viewers. I don't know of any other link, sorry...

Anyway, courts are covered because of rain at the moment.

It's k, frustrating as hell.
Olympics is such a massive thing and they show live coverage of all of the important things on tv, then why on earth cant we watch all of the other things :(

ogre
07-29-2012, 12:31 PM
Well....nothing being watched by anyone at this point

Givenchy
07-29-2012, 12:44 PM
Current picture...
http://i46.tinypic.com/awa5k.png

Givenchy
07-29-2012, 02:10 PM
Players on court

Givenchy
07-29-2012, 02:27 PM
First set

Bernard serving, holds 1-0
Nishikori holds 1-1
2-1 Tomic
3-2 Tomic on serve
Nishikori breaks w/ a good return, 4-3
Back on serve 4-4
5-4 Tomic
6-5 Bernard saves a BP to hold
6-6 Nishikori saves 3 setpoints :(
7-6 first set Nishikori

Givenchy
07-29-2012, 03:12 PM
Rain delay

Asadinator
07-29-2012, 03:29 PM
:mad:

Sombrerero loco
07-29-2012, 03:48 PM
bernie :hysteric:

Ausie
07-29-2012, 07:35 PM
6-6 in 2nd set.

Ausie
07-29-2012, 07:39 PM
Bernie lost 6-7(4) 6-7(4)

Givenchy
07-29-2012, 07:43 PM
7th loss in a row and 0 wins on grass this year...great!

Match stats
http://i47.tinypic.com/30m0g9y.png

Gallace..
07-29-2012, 08:28 PM
Poor break point conversion as always :( next tourney?

Jovard
07-29-2012, 09:21 PM
That sucks, this is really disappointing. He better end that bad streak in his next tournament :o

Sombrerero loco
07-29-2012, 10:27 PM
no words :o

Givenchy
07-29-2012, 11:12 PM
Post match quote:

“I feel like I played well but he played better,” said Tomic. “I am not disappointed with my performance, I got a lot of good things out of this match.

next tourney?

Toronto on Aug. 6. Things won't get any easier with the next tourneys being 2 masters and a slam...what a disaster of a season this turned into...

Hypnotize
07-29-2012, 11:19 PM
I was at his match today and he showed some flashes of good play but he was far too passive and he looked a bit lost on court. I've never been a fan of Bernards but he won me over a little bit today. I was watching him practice in the morning and he was really good with the fans who wanted to take pictures. He even stopped to pose with a few later in the day after his defeat. I used to think he was an annoying brat but he seems to have grown up a bit recently and I do feel bad about his losing streak. He clearly has talent and I'm sure he'll turn things around soon. He just seems to be low on confidence at the moment.

Hypnotize
07-29-2012, 11:21 PM
It's k, frustrating as hell.
Olympics is such a massive thing and they show live coverage of all of the important things on tv, then why on earth cant we watch all of the other things :(
It's too late now but in the future, you can use Hotspot Shield or HideMyAss to mask your IP Address which will allow you to watch these streams.

wallaby73
07-30-2012, 12:51 AM
I was at his match today and he showed some flashes of good play but he was far too passive and he looked a bit lost on court. I've never been a fan of Bernards but he won me over a little bit today. I was watching him practice in the morning and he was really good with the fans who wanted to take pictures. He even stopped to pose with a few later in the day after his defeat. I used to think he was an annoying brat but he seems to have grown up a bit recently and I do feel bad about his losing streak. He clearly has talent and I'm sure he'll turn things around soon. He just seems to be low on confidence at the moment.

That's actually really nice to hear! I've heard many things about his behavior toward fans but I'm glad it made you feel differently about him. :) but yep, loss of confidence seems to be the current problem...

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Sombrerero loco
07-30-2012, 09:46 AM
yeah, he is GREAT with his fans indeed :)

Gallace..
07-30-2012, 10:05 AM
Atleast we all know he's getting back on the right track. I'm just glad he's gone through this wakeup call about working hard early in his career

wallaby73
07-30-2012, 10:27 AM
Very true. He has time, I think a lot of people keep forgetting he's not even 20 yet! Whereas the other "newcomers" are already 22, 23.

Gallace..
07-30-2012, 11:04 AM
Very true. He has time, I think a lot of people keep forgetting he's not even 20 yet! Whereas the other "newcomers" are already 22, 23.

Yeah, definately has time. Like commentators and what not compare him to raonic for example, he's atleast 2 years older I'm pretty sure. In two years time (providing that Tomic has his head on straight throughout) I reckon he might be top 10 and have a very complete game.

Dmitry Verdasco
07-30-2012, 11:43 AM
Bad luck Bernie. I just can't get angry at him for some reason :lol: Probably because deep down I like seeing Tennis Australia flop through the fact that they invested everything possible into this kid.

yeah, he is GREAT with his fans indeed :)

Did something happen between you two?

wallaby73
07-30-2012, 07:18 PM
Yeah, definately has time. Like commentators and what not compare him to raonic for example, he's atleast 2 years older I'm pretty sure. In two years time (providing that Tomic has his head on straight throughout) I reckon he might be top 10 and have a very complete game.

Yep, I always think the same when they compare him to Raonic (and Dolgopolov and Nishikori and Dimitrov), they are all older. He does have time to mature his attitude and game it is just cuz he had his breakthrough really early that they do it. The only one who's actually close in age is Ryan Harrison and he's older as well.

Gallace..
07-30-2012, 08:38 PM
And even then Harrison's game has no where near the amount of weapons that Bernard has, the best thing he's got is speed and a decent serve. Bernie's got variety, the counterpunching, the shot making and he can hit people off the court. Not to mention the best slice on tour other than Federer and Murray :P

wallaby73
07-30-2012, 09:35 PM
For sure Bernie has the weapons! (and def agree with the slice :) ) We just need to see them now...

Gallace..
07-31-2012, 12:53 AM
Yeah lol...I just think its been a massive transition for bernard over the past year....going from slicing and variety and counterpunching all points, to trying and take the initiative as early as possible and construct his own points. Can't wait to see what he's able to do in a couple years :)

wallaby73
07-31-2012, 03:32 AM
Very true. He has a great variety and in a few years I will be proud to say I've been with him since [near the] beginning. :P