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Tomas Berdych- Mentally strong or what?

Gee whiz, he's a tough cookie to break isn't it? So strong mentally, never throws away his leads, hits the overheads well, he's an all-round gun.
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Well he's Czech, what do you expect???
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He's the biggest mental midget I've ever seen play tennis.

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Mentally strong? I rather see Bilbo's grandmother walk without a wheelchair.

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Makes Marat look tough. Even the Big Russian wouldn't go away from a simple hit-the-winner strategy that is actually working.

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Re: Tomas Berdych- Mentally strong or what?

Seriously? Federer was always ahead in the third set.



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I think this guy is more mentally though than Nadal!
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Re: Tomas Berdych- Mentally strong or what?

7th game of the 3rd set was decisive. Berdych served and had 40-15 to go 4-3 up, but couldn't convert and got broken after several deuces.
Federer did well, since he was missing a lot in the two opening sets he started to play percentages in the 3rd set probably knowing that Berdych's level of play and footwork would drop, which it did. As a result he hit only 4 UE in that set. After that Berdych was done and never looked like the winner.

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All credit to Berdych, I've never seen anyone hit the ball that hard. That has to be the biggest forehand in tennis right now.
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Berdych is remarkably mentally weak, as was showcased again today.

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At least Gasquet gonzo had a competitve 5th set.

This is just an anticlimax. If Fed plays like this against anyone else he is a gonner. Del P and Nole won't let him off like this.
Djokovic hasn't exactly looked great in any of his matches either.... I think Roddick will beat him, assuming he beats Baghdatis (which is no sure thing at all).

Federer will crush Del Potro imo.

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Federer will crush Del Potro, defeat subavarage Djokovic in semifinals and then in the final he will either be defeated by Nadal/Murray in 3-4 sets or he will win against Tsonga in 3-4 sets.
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Re: Tomas Berdych- Mentally strong or what?

Is there a poll here

My vote is "what"
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Re: Tomas Berdych- Mentally strong or what?

Anyways Berdych was blowing Fed off the court the first 2 sets, anyone who actually *watched* the match knows this.
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