Yes he has converted to a more forehand player now, and he slices too much from the backhand and it's becoming predictable.
Yeah it's frustrating to watch at times lol. Im quite happy for him to slice often because he has a brilliant slice that trouble most ppl....however it sucks when he's in control of the point,setting it up, gets them on the run, then a ball comes to the backhand and he can't keep following up the agression,just puts it back into play to start a neutral rally again. He just needs to go for his shots more often with it to get some more confidence again, because he does have a brilliant backhand, that was the thing I loved most about him seeing him a couple of years ago...and yes it is a very good draw I thinks and with ferrer tomic has another chance to play a very aggressive game because that's the only way he's gonna win looking forward to seeing his progression in attacking
Tomic could have a really good tournament. Hopefully a third round with Ferrer and also the backhand is proving to be a bit of a weakness for him. I saw good signs of it against Istomin where his bh was powerful but in the 2nd round Dolgo was just picking on it and bernie was just floating the ball back. The good news that we know that he is able to hit a bh with penetration.
Also Ogre, for me monte carlo was a success. He got his first clay win, took Dolgo to 3 on his favourite surface and also after that dolgo took djokovic to 3. You can't compare AO against Dolgo and to MC as Tomic is basically alien to the surface.
"I played well from the first game," said the Australian 15th seed. "I was able to play my game.
"I served well and got more comfortable on the clay," added the number 35, the youngest man in the field. "I'm moving better and feeling better. I'm playing well right now."
Tomic faces a big test in the next round as he takes on Spanish clay-courter Alberto Montanes, winner of five titles on the surface.
"He gets a lot of balls back, it will be a different match," said Tomic, who improved to 14-7 on the season. "I've got to be ready to be physical and aggressive with him. And I've got to play much more patient."
Tomic's haul of 14 victories since the start of 2012 puts him to within two of his total of 16 for 2011.
Winning over Montanes will lift him to grand slam seeding level. Lets hope!
And once his in the seeding his likely to stay in the seeding. In the article it was interesting how it said Tomic's won 14 matches this season compared to his 16 wins last year. Just proves how much his improved this year and also how reliant he is on Wimbledon's points. Hypothetically if he were to lose 1st round at wimby he would drop down to high 50s at the moment.