I think Dimitrov looks promising for the future if he can just gain some confidence.
I worry about the constant comparison with Federer. Their games are similar, so I sort of get it, but I just think the lad needs to be himself, or rather, needs to be allowed to be.
In a way I feel sorry for the youngsters now. In the 80s and 90s there seemed to be a lot of youngsters to knock off the older players. Now the game is so physical that you need to have matured a bit to deal with it. It's tough for any of them to break through.
As for the others, I haven't seen much of Harrison, so I can't judge. I just don't like the way Raonic plays, so I can't be neutral. He is a bit over-reliant on that big serve for my taste, his game just grates on me for some reason. In a way I'm glad Tomic has rediscovered his ability to play lately, but I don't know, he does seem cocky for a youngster. I'm no Federer fan, everyone knows that, but I do think some of Tomic's remarks about Federer the other day were a bit cheeky and uncalled for. It's just the sort of thing that encourages Federer and we can't have that.
This unfair comparison might be hindering his development in tennis but I think he'll shrug it off at some point. I know that tennis is very physical these days but I believe this group of players have games that are less taxing on the body. All of them fairly aggressive with the exception of Tomic but Tomic’s game is not at all physical. He’s more of a tactician like our Andy. So once they really grow up, maybe the tennis world will be less physical. There’s always hope.
Dimitrov doesn’t quite exactly play like Federer as he tends to stay a few feet behind the baseline whereas Federer is almost always inside the baseline. Unless you hit really deep, it’s very hard for any player to keep him off the baseline. Dimitrov though can be just as deadly behind the baseline but he’s not as consistent but I think that comes with confidence which will come with experience.