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04 Jul 17 22:48
Date Joined: 27 May 11
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used to have 'warrior' Hewitt now they have tankers Kyrgios and Tomic, what changed?
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Report dlarssonf July 5, 2017 7:33 AM BST
nothing aussie about Tomic in fairness , it's like saying konta is british
Report DStyle July 5, 2017 9:24 AM BST
Tomic had too much easy success too young

Kyrgios is emotionally retarded.
Report nofx July 5, 2017 10:01 AM BST
Some people are just pricks.

Confucius, 496 BC
Report DStyle July 5, 2017 12:00 PM BST
"Before Tomic began competing on the ITF junior tour he stated that he would become the number 1 tennis player in the world, win all the Grand Slams and become Australia's youngest Davis Cup player. He also claimed he would achieve these goals by attaining the serve of Goran Ivanišević, the mind of Pete Sampras, the groundstrokes of Roger Federer and the heart of Lleyton Hewitt."

Someone should bring this up at a press conference and ask him how it's going....
Report mesmerised July 5, 2017 12:54 PM BST
When you have the influence of someone as prattish as Tomic's dad it's not a surprise to see some of that rub off on his son. It's also partly to do with the fact they don't feel wanted / liked / supported by the Australian public since the beginning, yet have to represent them in Davis Cup which neither have shown any real love for.

In Kyrgios's case in particular, he's a square peg in a round hole rather than being a boy in a mans world or being emotionally challenged, it's more a combination of different factors which leaves him confused and lost. Having an identity crisis with his mixed Greek/Malaysian background growing up in country where few people could relate to him and what must feel like fewer people supporting him as well as being in the wrong sport, he holds on to the pipe dream (or daydream) that he can still be an NBA player, that's his real passion, not hitting a green ball over a net in front of plesant, quitely clapping fans. What compounds matters is having to deal with the press day to day who fire/report constant negative questions/articles his way so it's hardly surprising taking that into account he goes on mental walkabouts in tournaments, motivation for someone like him will always ebb and flow and come and go depending on the weather.

His character is much more suited to the glitz, glamour and brashness of American Sports Culture in contrast to the stuffy white middle class feel that Tennis has, they would lap him up in the States, fans in this sport boo a raquet smash or a swear word whilst Tennis journo's want to tell him off and be quiet, sometimes watching some of his press conferences with the baying mob or pompous critics taking turns to take pot shots is like watching a cat toying with a mouse, waiting to see it react and then reporting on it.

If he finds the right coach come psychologist who can get inside his head and inspire him there is still hope for him, he said recently he needs a coach who also cares about his wellbeing as well as results which makes sense giving his fragile nature, he does need someone to mollycoddle him rathan a rocket up the backside type coach a la McEnroe, a Boris would be perfect, otherwise his career will be a case of ever decreasing circles, going round and round the world year in and out and just waiting till you meet the end point. There is a grand slam winner in there, somebody just has to get it out him.

Kind Regards.
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