Bernard Tomic is set to defend his Sydney title in January ahead of the Australian Open. As rising talents such as Grigor Dimitrov has also won their first titles in 2013, the Aussie admits that in a few years, there will no longer be any players like Federer as a budding new generation is about to flourish.
“Generations will move on, for sure in two or three years there will be no Federers,” Tomic told reporters when discussing the Apia Sydney International, where he will defend his title in January. “They will slowly start moving and four to 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 [Milos] Raonic and [Grigor] Dimitrov and myself to get into that spot, and take over and dominate.”
It has been a turbulent year for Tomic. Following his maiden ATP World Tour title win in January at the Sydney International, the Australian No. 1 failed to carry forth the momentum and had a disappointing year riddled with upsetting results. Coupled along with his personal (yet highly public) issues with his father, Tomic certainly needs to work hard to regain his footing on the tour.
“I’ve got to stay positive, keep working, and my time will come to get to that stage.”