Originally Posted by PMK is Innocent
Berdych has been in very impressive form here, but he is due for a poor performance.
Andreev has done very well this tournament as well and he hasn't got past the QFs of a tournament since he came back on tour. They haven't played for 4 years and all their matches were on clay and Andreev has won 4 of them. 2 on Challengers and 2 on the Futures.
2003 Tampere CH, Clay Q Andreev 7-5 6-2
2003 Braunschweig CH, Clay S Andreev 6-7(7) 7-6(4) 6-0
2003 Italy F2, Frascati, Clay S Andreev 6-4 6-4
2003 Italy F1, Rome, Clay S Andreev 6-4 3-6 6-1
Bilbo, will be loving this match.
its Berdych who is due for a stinker. he rarely has much to show once deep in a tournament.
Andreev is playing some good tennis. the courts are to his liking. i think Berdych may take a set but will fade away in the 3rd. Igor`s sledge hammer forehand will start to take its toll on Berdych.
this one is easy to call: Andreev in 3.