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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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Berdych or Andreev. Who will make the Semis?

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 major tournament RG and Indian Wells his best before this one. 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.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1

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Re: Berdych or Andreev. Who will make the Semis?

I think Ive picked Andreev to lose every match hes played this week, and Im sticking to that, Berdych in 2.

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Re: Berdych or Andreev. Who will make the Semis?

It will be the night match on the Stadium court, which I thought would be the Blake and Nadal one.

Pleasant surprise though.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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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.

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Re: Berdych or Andreev. Who will make the Semis?

Well it will be interesting to see how windy it gets. If it's gusty at all, then Berdych will get shitty, not move his feet and either miss by metres or dump shots halfway up the net.

One thing about Andreev's shots are that they will come up a height that Berdych won't necessarily mind. First time they have played on a surface other than clay and the speed of the surface is fine for Berdych, it's more the elements and his mental state.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Well it will be interesting to see how windy it gets. If it's gusty at all, then Berdych will get shitty, not move his feet and either miss by metres or dump shots halfway up the net.

One thing about Andreev's shots are that they will come up a height that Berdych won't necessarily mind. First time they have played on a surface other than clay and the speed of the surface is fine for Berdych, it's more the elements and his mental state.
well if we go by today, the wind speed there now is exactly zero mph. the wind tends to die down there in the night.

i think its a tough call but i think Berdych is more of a mental midget than Igor.

i think Igor gets this one in 3.


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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.
Wait didn't he beat Gasquet last year in Gstaad in the QF? And then followed by an upset by Seppi in the SF.

I would love for Igor to go far in a hard court tournament but Berdych is too dominant lately.
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Wait didn't he beat Gasquet last year in Gstaad in the QF? And then followed by an upset by Seppi in the SF.

I would love for Igor to go far in a hard court tournament but Berdych is too dominant lately.
Yes, that's right it was the semis that Seppi beat him and not the QFs.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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i think Igor gets this one in 3.
I got it the first time, you don't need to say it twice.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Berdych or Andreev. Who will make the Semis?

Berdych in 2
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Re: Berdych or Andreev. Who will make the Semis?

An interesting note about Andreev, he's the last man to beat Nadal on clay before Nadal's clay streak(81).
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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.
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Re: Berdych or Andreev. Who will make the Semis?

Another note on Berdych, last year he made the SF of Monte Carlo and QF of Rome. Not bad clay results for supposedly "he's only good on fast courts" player? Also he won a clay title back in 2004.
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Berdych takes this.

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I think Berdych will definitley win. Their H2H means nothing as it was five years ago and both are different players.

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