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DutchPride    942

6-5 in the 5th to Tomic, serving for the match.

Very good technical player with a very good mind for a 19 year old, also shows that he can keep composure after going 2 sets down against a good player.

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DutchPride    942

Great win, has shown over the past week now that he has what it takes to beat the top players & close out long matches (this one was 4hrs 11mins)

Tomic in 5.

4-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5

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marteaux    2,109

Managed to catch all of Bernard Tomic's game against Verdasco today. Gee he's a talent, and I wouldn't mind going to see his next match.

Tennis isn't really a sport I've ever fully gotten into, I always enjoyed playing it when I was younger, and still enjoy watching it now.

It's good to see the talent gap in Aussie tennis has been bridged, and we've started to see a few youngsters doing well and gaining some success.

On that, Tomic is going to be big, very big. (interpret that as you wish)

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Buddy Farah    40

C'mon guys, we all know its a 2 horse race between Francesca Schiavone and Marion Bartolli.

But srsly, Simona Halep, pre-surgery (Y)

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cadete    6,081

Sam Stosur not sponsored by Lacoste anymore, sif she chose Asics > Lacoste. (N)

Ivan Lendl ripped up a a multi million dollar contract with Adidas to go join Hendo at Mizuno so you never know!

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cadete    6,081

He took a long time to win a Grand Slam but when he did he dominated the game for a few years and won 7 Grand Slam Titles however he could not crack Wimbledon.

When he lost the final to Pat Cash (Not the greatest player for sure) he was shattered.

Anyway MIZUNO offered him the Technology to win Wimbledon and walked out on the most expensive sponsorship in Tennis with Adidas to join the Japanese company. In the end all got were some crazy shoes (I have a pair) and the supposed Wimbledon Winning Racquet he was promised was just one that was 25% bigger.

Needless to say he did not win Wimbledon. He won the next Grand Slam here and Australia and never won a Grand Slam again despite hanging around the tour for a fair few years. Also his at the open right now as his Andy Murray's new coach, with all the pressure on Murray as a Brit to win Wimbledon I hope Ivan's Curse is passed down to his pupil.

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cadete    6,081

Lol - I wrote that really fast and forget a crucial "NOT"

The point was he never won Wimbeldon...

As far as the Racket and Shoes were concerned they were not the best looking by today's standards but the Rackets still are highly desired to this day such was their quality and the shoes did set some new benchmarks for the Tennis shoes of today.

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cadete    6,081

Why is Tomic playing a girl, I seriously changed the channel because I thought it was a women's match...

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Tesla    8,101

Came into thread expecting pictures of attractive female tennis players

Left disappointed.

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tomby    799

Anybody else think that Maria Sharapova's grunting is uncalled for, her screech measured up to it 97db, should get fined for that, i'd hate to see an Azarenka vs Sharapova final, would be horrible.

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tomby    799

She may be hot, but the grunt on her is over the top.

She'd be alot hotter if she didn't grunt so loud.

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