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Old 12-09-2012, 10:21 PM   #106
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not sure about his work ethics. You say 'he wouldn't be where he is now without that (hard work)' ... not sure I agree with that too, he is ranked 52 and sliding down. He needs to win some 250 events and build up things from there. His goal should be to enter top 20, then target top 10 etc. not to be 'the best ever'. Young Fed and young Nole expressed their wishes to become #1 one day, which was a legit goal. Neither of them ever said 'I want to be the best player ever'. So, Tomic is simply an immature brat without any sense of reality at the moment.
This.

Federer and Nole never -at least publicly- claimed they would become best ever to play the game.
Federer said publicly that his goal was to win one wimbledon and to become #1 one day. That's it.

This Tomic seems like he has not changed his attitude: arrogance and put himself as a victim at the same time (see how he and his family reacted to police treatement, etc). That combination is not a winning attitude.

he should have confidence, ambition, and goal, but he also should put his head down and work hard.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:00 AM   #107
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Tomic is very overrated !
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he is really overrated but there is nobody that is younger than him and more successful. This guy has a chance for a bright future, he's barely 20, which means he has time to make these idiotic mistakes.
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He should listen to Sam, if anybody knows anything about hard work it's her.
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Good that he believes in it. Now prove it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:23 AM   #111
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I think he is already the best ever
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Default Re: I can be the best player ever: Tomic

My initial reaction to these comments were to laugh out loud and question Tomic's sanity. But now I think it's good if Tomic actually has these aspirations, because that implies he'll work hard to acheive it. Of course, if the results don't start to come in after some time, he could get frustrated more easily because of this mindset....
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Tomic knows how to put his mouth where his money is.

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Default Re: I can be the best player ever: Tomic

Stosur actually had words of wisdom for Tomic.

Tomic has alot of potential, he was in much better form Late 2011 - January 2012, then he was at the end of this year. Which says alot about his work ethic considering his young age.

He has tremendous potential and talent. That is undoubtable, and he has already shown that.

His work ethic is beyond questionable. I don't think he could be the best player ever, but he sure has the tools to get inside the top 10, and perhaps do more, if he devoted his life to tennis.

Quite frankly, after observing what I've seen him from him thus far, I just don't see him developing the mentality of giving 100% to his game.
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one thing I really don't understand is how he can afford those expensive cars (Ferrari etc) when his prize money is not that much, considering his expenses. Does he really get so much money from endorsements? It doesn't make any sense to me. i.e. an average Ferrari is around $250K. Tomic so far made around 1 million prize money during his career.
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one thing I really don't understand is how he can afford those expensive cars (Ferrari etc) when his prize money is not that much, considering his expenses. Does he really get so much money from endorsements? It doesn't make any sense to me. i.e. an average Ferrari is around $250K. Tomic so far made around 1 million prize money during his career.
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one thing I really don't understand is how he can afford those expensive cars (Ferrari etc) when his prize money is not that much, considering his expenses. Does he really get so much money from endorsements? It doesn't make any sense to me. i.e. an average Ferrari is around $250K. Tomic so far made around 1 million prize money during his career.
I don't know the price of Ferraris but I've heard that for top-players, endorsements can quickly get as important as prize money. After all, he's by far the best hope of Australian tennis and they have so few top-100 players

Anc actually that's the only "real" pressure that the Australian establishment have on him : by keeping on and on and on vilifying him publicly, for sure it hurts his money from endorsements.

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He should listen to Sam, if anybody knows anything about hard work it's her.
there's nothing in what she said publicly, but for sure they could give a lot of good advice in private, why they do all that publicly is certainly not just to send him the message of their words but rather for other goals.
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source: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/te...-1226533119489

Todd Woodbridge tells tennis bad boy Bernard Tomic to let his racquet do the talking



Davis Cup great Todd Woodbridge has urged tennis bad boy Bernard Tomic to let his racquet do the talking.

DUAL Davis Cup champion Todd Woodbridge has urged Bernard Tomic to pull his head in and let his racquet do the talking this summer after a string of on and off-court controversies.

Woodbridge yesterday said he was hopeful Tomic would benefit from the latest slice of "tough love" after losing his Tennis Australia funding and being dropped from February's Davis Cup tie.

Tennis Australia's head of professional tennis believes Tomic needs to ditch the distractions and get back to what made him the highest-ranked 20-year-old in men's tennis.

It came as Woodbridge foreshadowed a more stringent approach to player behaviour at the draw of the Australian Open wildcard playoff, warning players about their on-court behaviour and discipline.

Sam Stosur recently urged Tomic to "grow up" after 12 first-round losses that saw the Queenslander repeatedly fail to give his best efforts amid accusations he had tanked.

"Look, everyone knows his issues," Woodbridge said of Tomic.

"It's time for him to focus on playing well this summer and doing what he's done for the last couple of years here.

"That's what everyone likes to see, that's what makes him famous, coming back from two sets to love down on centre court.

"All those things are done by the racquet, not by things elsewhere.

"In terms of the tough love, it's to help him, to give him a realisation of what he needs to focus on.

"It's also not just for Bernard, it's for all our playing group to understand we have expectations of their behaviours and their ethic on court, their competitive natures."

Asked whether it was time for Tomic to shelve his fast cars -- including a bright orange V8 BMW which has caused run-ins with police -- Woodbridge was frank.

"Those things are well-documented, and I think it would be great to see him focus on keeping away from that stuff and just practice and play," he said.

"And if he can do that, then we know his mind is in the right place."

Woodbridge will keep a close eye on this week's Australian Open wildcard playoffs, which features the likes of junior Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty, Sam Groth and Luke Saville.

The playoffs returned from a round-robin to knockout format last year, with all men's matches now five sets in a bid to replicate grand slam conditions.

It is another way for Tennis Australia to reward performances rather than reputations as it attempts to foster development of young stars.
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Tomic is on the right track I think.

Afterall, Donald Young boasted once that he will win each Grand Slam tournament at least twice.
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he's like safin, except he's about half as talented
Safin is 10000 times the player this idiot'll ever be.
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