Who's Tennis' Next Sensation?

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    Oct 22, 2011 4:50 PM GMT
    Ryan Harrison, Bernard Tomic, Milos Raonic, & Grigor Dimitrov.

    Milos Raonic - the least talented, but making progress slowly. Surprisingly has won 2 ATP tournaments this season!!! icon_neutral.gif

    Ryan Harrison - the third most talented among the newbies, making progress steadily...

    Bernard Tomic - Second most talented, making the biggest strides.

    Grigor Dimitrov - the most talented, making the least progress... icon_neutral.gif

    I'll bet on Bernard Tomic to be the next big thing in Tennis.


    Whats ur opinion? Who's ur bet?

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    Oct 22, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    hope tomic but he doesn't have the power for such a big guy.

    milos has the mental strength so far. so probably him
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    Oct 22, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    If Harrison can rein in his temper and work on his mental toughness, he can go far.

    Raonic has been hovering near the top 25 for a while. But he will need to do more to crack the elite.

    Tomic showed he has what it takes when he took a set from the mighty Djokovic at Wimbledon. He's shot up the rankings since then, but has yet to win a tournament.

    I remember Dimitrov mainly because he tried to give Monfils a kiss at the US Open. Not too sure about him. He is cute though.

    No one's mentioning Dolgopolov?
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    Oct 22, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    Raonic is one of the most talented in this group and can make a huge impact in 3-5 years.

    Harrison, he's got the right mental attitude so he could be a consistent Top 20 player. He'll never breakthrough to win a Slam or into the Top 5.

    Tomic is good, but inconsistent

    Havne't really seen Dimitrov play.

    Dolgopolov will become another Xaviar Malisse, unfortunately.


    out of this group, I think Roanic and Tomic probably have the best chance to have long-term success at the top Then again, anytime speculation is made on the "next big star" in tennis, it typically rarely comes to fruition icon_cry.gif
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    Oct 22, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
    I pretty much agree with everything that's been said.

    Raonic - Pretty sure I watched him hurt himself at Wimbledon? He slipped or something. I think he had to have surgery, but i'll check. He definitely has the most potential out of the bunch listed.

    Tomic - Definitely has potential, but needs to develop a bigger weapon. I watched his match against Fish in Shanghai a few weeks ago and at times he played great. He kind of reminds me of a young Del Potro, and we all know what happened once he got a few years under his belt.

    Harrison - I like his attitude and you can tell he wants to improve. I think he could be a Top 10 player, maybe higher.

    All these guys are so young. Who really knows what might happen.
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    Oct 23, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    hartfan said

    No one's mentioning Dolgopolov?


    Yeah... ''The Dog''.
    He isn't a teenager anymore. He's of my age. He's an unusual player though. Every aspect of his game including his serve is unorthodox. He can't maintain the same level of play throughout a match. He's like a Richard Gasquet in that regard. Inconsistent player.
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    Jan 21, 2012 10:17 AM GMT
    Watcing the Oz Open, I've got to say that I am getting more and more impressed with Raonic and Tomic.

    They both play almost effortlessly and it's such a pleasure to watch. Both of them are so well-rounded and have very few weaknesses.

    Actually, if they both have a major weakness, it's mobility around teh court. Both being so tall and lanky, it's tough for them to be as swift and nimble as others. I think that can improve with time and the right training.

    I really, really enjoyed watching Tomic play Dolgopolov. That match took me back to the days when points were developed and played out unlike today's game which is just bam bam bam. Tomic's style is almost a throw back to Miloslav Mecir, but he is able to smack winners off his forehand at will. It doesn't hurt that Tomic is such a cutie, too.

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    Jan 21, 2012 10:55 AM GMT
    Nobody, tennis is dead. Racquetball is the new tennis..word.
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    Jan 21, 2012 11:21 AM GMT
    EastCoastNAZ saidWatcing the Oz Open, I've got to say that I am getting more and more impressed with Raonic and Tomic.

    They both play almost effortlessly and it's such a pleasure to watch. Both of them are so well-rounded and have very few weaknesses.

    Actually, if they both have a major weakness, it's mobility around teh court. Both being so tall and lanky, it's tough for them to be as swift and nimble as others. I think that can improve with time and the right training.

    I really, really enjoyed watching Tomic play Dolgopolov. That match took me back to the days when points were developed and played out unlike today's game which is just bam bam bam. Tomic's style is almost a throw back to Miloslav Mecir, but he is able to smack winners off his forehand at will. It doesn't hurt that Tomic is such a cutie, too.



    I'm more and more impressed with Tomic with each round he wins at the Aussie Open. That match yesterday against Dolgopolov was sensational! His reward for such great playing is to face Federer in the next round icon_lol.gif

    Being Canadian, I'm rooting for Raonic against Hewitt in today's match. Should be interesting to see how he fares against such a great counter-puncher in Hewitt. As well, Hewitt is a sentimental favourite and represents the older generation now. (Imagine, older at 30 - it's all relative) I think Raonic has a good shot at winning if he can maintain his weapons, his serve and forehand.
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    Jan 21, 2012 11:25 AM GMT
    I'm placing money on Dolgopolov.
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    Jan 21, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    It's too bad Raonic lost to Hewitt. I never liked Hewitt.

    As far as Dolgopolov, he's going to be much like Xaviar Malisse in that he's got talent oozing out of his pores, but doesn't have what it takes to be a true champion. Maybe he'll prove me wrong. and I hate the way he hits his slice backhand, just ugly. He hit a high backhand volley the other night against Tomic that was possibly uglier than Maria Sharapova hitting an overhead.
  • Pr0digy

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    Jan 21, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    Milos Raonic has only one 1 tournament this year....

    Nevertheless, if I do enjoy watching Tomic and Raonic.

    Ryan still needs to mature on court.. he goes through this pissed at life moments during matches.

    Tomic, i feel is a very dangerous player. He'll be great.

    I'm not a fan of Dimitrov. I don't believe he's the most talented out of the bunch.