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Posted on: January 08, 2012, 04:54 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
I just watch the Tomic interview. some have called him a brat, but I haven't seen enough of him before to judge him, I just remember him a little from Wimby, where he was in awe of the top players and the event.

Seems like a normal aussie youngster to me.
Was humbled by his match with Andy and sang his praises, even admitted he thought it would be a "piece of cake" to beat him. It's a good thing he's not put off by defeat or he may as well hang up his raquet now!
He certainly wont get anywhere without self belief!

I liked his happy personality Smile



I think the brat reputation came from him dissing Leyton Hewitt a few years ago - not a good move in Australia I suspect.
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 10:22 PM
Posted by: OldScotSupport
Any news as to whether Brisbane will show the whole Murray vs Tomic match?
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 09:43 PM
Posted by: Alis
I'm sure the 'piece of cake' comment was tongue in cheek.
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 09:30 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Yeah was pleasantly surprised with how humble and grounded Tomic was at the presser. He was complimentary and respectful of Andy and even though he looks like a nonchalant character on court, he seems to come across as quite grounded. He is looking forward to many more matches with Andy so will be interesting to see their next match.

I can see good things happening to Tomic in the coming years, I think he was seen as a arrogant brat but seems to have matured a lot in the last 12 months.

He reminds me a lot of a young Andy back in 2006 as a raw talented up and coming kid.
I just watch the Tomic interview. some have called him a brat, but I haven't seen enough of him before to judge him, I just remember him a little from Wimby, where he was in awe of the top players and the event.

Seems like a normal aussie youngster to me.
Was humbled by his match with Andy and sang his praises, even admitted he thought it would be a "piece of cake" to beat him. It's a good thing he's not put off by defeat or he may as well hang up his raquet now!
He certainly wont get anywhere without self belief!

I liked his happy personality Smile


Posted on: January 07, 2012, 08:55 PM
Posted by: syc23
Yeah was pleasantly surprised with how humble and grounded Tomic was at the presser. He was complimentary and respectful of Andy and even though he looks like a nonchalant character on court, he seems to come across as quite grounded. He is looking forward to many more matches with Andy so will be interesting to see their next match.

I can see good things happening to Tomic in the coming years, I think he was seen as a arrogant brat but seems to have matured a lot in the last 12 months.

He reminds me a lot of a young Andy back in 2006 as a raw talented up and coming kid.
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 07:29 PM
Posted by: Tessie
Just loved the Tomic interview, guy is so humble and very complimentary of Andy. But he also showed alot of confidence, think he could be one to watch for the future without doubt. He could definately give smughead some lessons in how to loose well.
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 06:23 PM
Posted by: Apollo
For those living in the US Tennis channel is showing the semi,s today at 1 pm in central states 12 pm in Eastern states  finals will be shown tomorrow as well at 12 pm central 11 am Eastern time.
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 04:41 PM
Posted by: Apollo
Thanks for posting the interview :-). Andy does his homework and is very knowledgeable about his opponents. He notes their strengths and weaknesses but always says match will be tough which complements his opponent. Very smart of Andy.
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 04:26 PM
Posted by: Apollo
 yay
I don't know who edits the highlights but I don't think he/she is an Andy fan.  I can understand it with Tomic - he is the local lad after all but it was the same with the Baghdatis match - if you had only watched the highlights you would have wondered why Baggy didn't win!  
Yes when I watched highlights of Tomic match, I was wondering who was leading as it showed such good tennis from Tomic but the two aces at the end by Andy  was the frosting on the cake.  yay hope to get to see the complete unedited match.
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 03:50 PM
Posted by: backhandslice
thanks johnk -  I like the manner in which Brisbane records the press conference.
me too Smile nice and relaxed
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 03:04 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
thanks johnk -  I like the manner in which Brisbane records the press conference.
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 02:24 PM
Posted by: blueberryhill
Some of you didn't like Tomic but he has given a delightful interview on Brisbane web site. He smiles and laughs a lot. In contrast Dolgopolov comes across as really arrogant and humourless.
Agree with comments about so-called "highlights" of the match.  Did Andy really win?
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 01:25 PM
Posted by: backhandslice
Press conference
http://www.youtube.com/user/brisbanetennis#p/u/2/Cquv9rvJEgY
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 12:53 PM
Posted by: syc23
The highlights showed Tomic dominating with ground strokes and Andy coming through because of his serve. I take it this was merely partisan editing? 

Not only was it partisan editing, but they haven't bothered to upload the whole match onto their site  grr
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 12:51 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
Love that - "The Ukrainian, also no stranger to Alistair Campbell levels of guile and spin," lol

Nothing to add to your usual journalistic (and in this case inventive) mastery except to say that I took a great deal of heart from seeing Lendl in Andy's box.  He definitely inspired my confidence.  Just a shame that it took so long for Andy to get this coaching matter finally sorted out, Lendl having offered his services as far back as March last year, but maybe he just simply wasn't ready for it before on the level of maturity, and Andy has definitely matured considerably in a relatively short space of time.  My flagging optimism for that first GS win has been revived.
I think it was probably no bad thing that Andy didn't rush into responding to Lendl's offer back in March.  I think it may have been good for him to do it for himself for a while.  But clearly now he is ready and both he and Lendl have had time to think through exactly what it will mean.  Kicking myself for not getting up early to watch the match - and not sure I can face 4am tomorrow as got a really busy few days from monday.
What Andy said about movement reminded me of how much this can affect his mood on court.  When he's not moving well he knows he can't play his best and that brings him down and nerves can turn the legs into lead I guess.  So if he can stop the nerves affecting his movement in that way then life would be so much easier when it comes to GS finals.
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 12:24 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Love that - "The Ukrainian, also no stranger to Alistair Campbell levels of guile and spin," lol

Nothing to add to your usual journalistic mastery except to say that I took a great deal of heart from seeing Lendl in Andy's box.  He definitely inspired my confidence.  Just a shame that it took so long for Andy to get this coaching matter finally sorted out, Lendl having offered his services as far back as March last year, but maybe he just simply wasn't ready for it before on the level of maturity, and Andy has definitely matured considerably in a relatively short space of time.  My flagging optimism for that first GS win has been revived.
Agree with you Aileen. Andy needs to let all thing need to mature in his mind. He also has a whole team to think of, not just himself. Finding a person with the right competencies and personality cant be easy. Potentially it could upset the apple cart-  for everyone.

Monfils goes through coaches like paper hankies, its often pointed out. That cant be productive for him.
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 12:18 PM
Posted by: lashurst

Murray broke immediately at the start of the second, which saw the world number 42 attended to by the ATP trainer for a foot problem. The injury dashed any hopes of a comeback and, when the Scot sealed a second break at 5-2, the night crowd's thoughts probably shifted to opening time at Fortitude Valley.
Murray, pursuing his 22nd ATP Tour title, helped them on their way to that delicious first beer with a nerveless love service game to propel himself into the final against Alexandr Dolgopolov.
My fav. bit.
It seems you know Brizzy Nigel! I wish I was there to raise my glass to Andy Murray 2 man down
Skaal!, as we say in Norway.
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 12:17 PM
Posted by: mumbler
Cant she just go to bed 2 hrs earlier (ha ha  lmao) Just serve her breakfast in bed with a rose Smile
She must learn to love Andy!

I can imagine where the rose would end up if I tried that!   excl

She's a fan of Andy, just not early mornings.
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 12:17 PM
Posted by: Alis
I don't know who edits the highlights but I don't think he/she is an Andy fan.  I can understand it with Tomic - he is the local lad after all but it was the same with the Baghdatis match - if you had only watched the highlights you would have wondered why Baggy didn't win! 
Posted on: January 07, 2012, 12:14 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Love that - "The Ukrainian, also no stranger to Alistair Campbell levels of guile and spin," lol

Nothing to add to your usual journalistic (and in this case inventive) mastery except to say that I took a great deal of heart from seeing Lendl in Andy's box.  He definitely inspired my confidence.  Just a shame that it took so long for Andy to get this coaching matter finally sorted out, Lendl having offered his services as far back as March last year, but maybe he just simply wasn't ready for it before on the level of maturity, and Andy has definitely matured considerably in a relatively short space of time.  My flagging optimism for that first GS win has been revived.