Yeah i wrote off Del Potro at the last tourno and that bit me on the royal exterior. The thing with the Tomics etc is that they raise their game against the top guys then get beat by Joze Smith the qualifier from Planet NobodyKnows. Tomic may well win tomorrow ...IF Andy is well below his best and Tomic plays as well as he can.... Thats my disclaimer...and me is sticken to it
Tomic's last round was tough even though he won in straight but we all know players are more inspired when they play against Andy and they tend to raise their level. The problem is, unlike the other top three, Andy is too reluctant to raise his level against the lesser ranked players and often times, he finds himself in a bit of an unnecessary trouble. That's who he is however. Tomic has a very nice game so I take it we'll see a very nice contest between the two today. Andy should be more together here and feel right at home, so let's see.
I really think the likes of Tomic, Harrison, Raonic etc. are really more keen on playing the top players than the rest of the gang. Because it gives them a very good measurement as to where their game is and also, where they are mentally. Think about the Dimitrov vs Nole match not so long ago where Dimitrov served 4 DFs to give the set away. That can just be a turning point for him and he should at least know where he is mentally compared to these guys. So I say it's okay because this is essentially a learning period and the top players pose a great measurement for them. I am all for it.