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Berdych 55 33.74%
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Too close/soon to call 30 18.40%
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post #1 of 134 (permalink) Old 07-02-2010, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Who is better, Berdych or Soderling?

similar styles, both have had a breakthrough year (soderling 2009), and have reached a final beating federer on the way.
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Re: Who is better, Berdych or Soderling?

In max potential, Berdych. Better rally shot, better mover, more precision, and could be argued he has better variety and volleys.

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Re: Who is better, Berdych or Soderling?

obviously Robin Soderling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Who is better, Berdych or Soderling?

Berdych I reckon is the most talented of the "big boys" (Soderling, Delpo, Birdy, Cilic).

But up till now, Soderling is just mentally stronger.

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Re: Who is better, Berdych or Soderling?

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In max potential, Berdych. Better rally shot, better mover, more precision, and could be argued he has better variety and volleys.
Fully agree with this, and I would add that Berdych has impressive overhead from no man's land.

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In max potential, Berdych. Better rally shot, better mover, more precision, and could be argued he has better variety and volleys.
Pretty much any player has more max potential than Soderling based on such comparison. Luckily for Sod he's got a top serve along with top groundstrokes and is better than most mentally aswell which is probably why he won their last meeting. Not much apart them other than that. You can't use drop shots very often or come to the net either all that much against Soderling because of his power, so variety becomes moot. Berdych didn't do anything but baseline in RG.
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Re: Who is better, Berdych or Soderling?

I'd say Soderling is the most spectacular shotmaker of all big boys, but also mentally fragile the most. Berdych seems to have a very laboured game style, but he is a bit more stable psychologically

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Re: Who is better, Berdych or Soderling?

The player I like better is the best. He is the best because I say so.
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Re: Who is better, Berdych or Soderling?

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Berdych I reckon is the most talented of the "big boys" (Soderling, Delpo, Birdy, Cilic).

But up till now, Soderling is just mentally stronger.
Is he better than Del Potro? I don't know.

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Re: Who is better, Berdych or Soderling?

Berdych is way more talented. Soderling is more powerful and and more mentally stable.

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Re: Who is better, Berdych or Soderling?

Not much of a difference except that Robin leads the H2H and has 2 Slamfinals!!

I would argue that Robin has the better serve overall inkl 2nd serve with a higher servespeed and maybe a more devastating FH but its damn close.

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Re: Who is better, Berdych or Soderling?

Del Potro is the best of the 'Big Boys'.

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Re: Who is better, Berdych or Soderling?

Soderling and it's not even close.

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Re: Who is better, Berdych or Soderling?

Forehand: Berdych
Backhand: Soderling
Volleys: Berdych
Serve: Soderling
Return: Berdych
Movement: Berdych
Mentality: Soderling(?)
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Forehand: Berdych
Backhand: Soderling
Volleys: Berdych
Serve: Soderling
Return: Berdych
Movement: Berdych
Mentality: Soderling(?)
Berdych's FH bigger than Sodas???

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