Re: WWW Cincy QF: Nadal vs. Berdych
Will be a very interesting and fun match to watch. Berdych has 3 wins and 1 loss against Nadal on hardcourts, while Nadal has defeated Berdych the last 3 times they have played and they played once on each surface as well during those encounters. Berdych has looked pretty sharp this week and he played quite well at Wimbledon to make the fourth round even though he did bow out to Roddick pretty easily. I have to say this match is 50/50 because of their previous matches, Berdych's current solid form and Nadal's rusty form. I think if Nadal starts off the match in similar fashion as his matches against Seppi and Mathieu, Berdych will at least take the first set because he is obviously a much bigger server than Nadal's prior matches. It feels like a similar matchup to the Nadal vs Del Potro match last week.
Federer / Haas / Safin / Gaudio / Kuerten / Youzhny / Nadal / Gonzalez / Ljubicic / Hewitt / Soderling / Wawrinka / Coria / Nalbandian / Kohlschreiber