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Old 10-13-2014, 10:09 PM   #1
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Interesting combination. I wonder whose fuse will blow first?

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Xavier Malisse on a 3 week trial with Bernard Tomic. Looks like an explosive combination but could work. Starting in Stockholm this week.
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could work? X-man?
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I doubt this is gonna pay off but who knows.
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Good for the game. Happy to see Tomic is making decisions as he clearly wants to change and start his lustrous career.
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Tomic probably has trouble pulling the "trigger" if you know what I mean. All young man go through that after puberty. Malisse is a bona fide bad boy with a ton of experience dealing with this issue. Everytime I see Tomic, I am reminded of David Duchovny of Californication. I think this move will help Bernie take that next step.
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What. Tomic's biggest weakness is his laziness and unfocused mentality. That's X-man's speciality too, so how in the hell is Malisse supposed to help Tomic then?
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Well, at least if any of the Tomics decide to headbutt Malisse, I'm sure he is capable of giving as good as he gets.

But boy, that sounds like a crazy combination.
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Malisse never did come across as a super hard working player.
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Well, if he leaves his father behind, it's a start.
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That is simply hilarious. Tomic hiring Xavier Malisse of all people...talk about playing to one's weaknesses!
Maybe there is a strange contrarian logic in it after all, though, let's see what happens
This may cause me to actually root for Tomic now.

I guess X-Man had his fill of coaching on WTA, then?
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Well, if he leaves his father behind, it's a start.
This. Any change right now in his career, is a plus for me. Ditch his daddy, would be a huge start to it. So hopefully this 3-week trail will be successfull
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What. Tomic's biggest weakness is his laziness and unfocused mentality. That's X-man's speciality too, so how in the hell is Malisse supposed to help Tomic then?
LOL so true.
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I bet Xavier can still beat him on a tenniscourt
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What. Tomic's biggest weakness is his laziness and unfocused mentality. That's X-man's speciality too, so how in the hell is Malisse supposed to help Tomic then?
Well, he knows all about it first-hand, nothing beats experience.
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Malisse could hardly be bothered about his own career, let alone someone eles's...

So far, coaching hasn't really proved to be a post-career success for Malisse: his collaborations with Flipkens and Bemelmans were short-lived and unsuccessful. I don't think he has coaching skills: he is too timid and he's not a particularly hard worker.

Tomic needs a coach that is a father-and-boss-like figure at the same time. Malisse is just not that kind of guy.
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