Was it just Gonzalez's crapiness or did Berdych really move better than usually?
TBH, a mixing of both.
Fernando, as usual, started veeery slow. He was exposed on his BH
[nothing too strange though] for most of the 1st set. Berdych started very pumped, hit some nice winners and dictated most of the rallies. Fernando missed a lot.
In the second, Fernando started a little bit better, cut off most of his UEs buuuuuuuut, at 2-2 he decided to colapse. Berdych's serve saved him from a couple of 15-30 situations so he was very positive which frustrated Fernando too much. Berdych carried his positive attitude and broke Fernando in the fifth game. Berdych seemed like he was going to win in two but nah, at *3-2, he totally messed things up and let Fernando come back. The following 4 games were a gift from Berdych. Too many UEs and TBH Fernando did nothing too spectacular to clinch it 6-3.
In the third, Berdych was decided to take the match, he got an early break and never looked back. His serve was working great when it mattered. On the other hand, Fernando was playing much better but never took the iniciative in the rallies, he crumbled as usual and his behaviour dropped.
At the end, Berdych took it 6-3 with a little of resistance from Fernando.
Fernando needs to work on his mental game. He started arguing with the umpire because of a let cord first [ he heard it but the umpire didn't ] and then something about the hawk eye system, he stated that players are allowed to have time to see if they want to used the hawk eye
something like that .. I didn't get it to be honest.
Oh well, on to Beijing.