Bernard Tomic sounds like a confident man. Speaking in part of a promotion for the Sydney International event in January, Tomic said that once the top guys in the game like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic retire, the next wave of stars will be ready to take over and occupy the top 10, and he hopes to be a part of that movement.
“Generations will move on, for sure in two or three years there will be no Federers,” Tomic pointed out.
“They will slowly start moving and four-five years from now it will be a totally different group of players in the top 10, that’s for sure.
“It gives a chance for players like Raonic and Dimitrov and myself to get into that spot, and take over and dominate.
“I’ve got to stay positive, keep working, and my time will come to get to that stage.”
Against the better players thus far, Tomic is just 3-18 career vs. Top 10 players. Raonic is 12-23 and Dimitrov is only 4-24.
If you can’t beat them, wait for them to retire!
After an early first title in Sydney to start the year, Bernard struggled with results and and controversy to finish at a ranking of 51, the same as his 2013 mark. But the 21-year-old is now looking ahead to another strong start in 2014 and better results ahead.
“Hopefully 2014 can be a bright year for me, I am a bit excited about it for sure.
“I will try to keep my head up as much as possible, being young it is difficult, you have your ups and downs.
“Lucky I am learning this at a young age, most of the players learn this later on but I’ve got a head start, I’m learning this younger, which can really help me when I reach my peak.”
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