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Teen Tomic taking his time to ATP Tour

Combine the heart of Lleyton Hewitt, Goran Ivanisevic's serve and Roger Federer's ground strokes, and what do you get? The hopes and aspirations of Australia's next great tennis player.

Originally Published: December 14, 2007
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

Australian 15-year-old Bernard Tomic completed an unprecedented trifecta on Saturday at the prestigious Orange Bowl Junior tournament in Florida, defeating Jose Pereira of Brazil in the final of the 16-and-under division, 6-2, 7-5.

In 2004, Tomic won the under-12 championship, and in 2006 he took the under-14 title, showing a level of consistency often lacking in players his age.

Tomic is the highest-ranked 15-year-old in the world and sports an overall ITF junior ranking of 20; that ...

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