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Peak Rafa vs Peak Byrditch on hardcourt

Partly making this thread because Birdy gets hardly any love for his GS semi and final back to back this year, but also because I think when Birdy is on he is really on.

We have never really seen peak Birdytch the full length of a hardcourt tournament like we have Rafa, but what Birdytch is capable of on HC is scary - much more than on grass and clay where he has only really come into his own in 2010.

Some will say Rafa always in best of 5 because birdy has a tendancy to choke, but I think peak Birdytch takes the first 2 sets, and I dont see Rafa coming back from there.

2009 AO 4th round Birdytch would be tough for Nadal. What does everyone else think? I know Rafa has 2 HC slams to Birdytchs 0 HC slam finals, but on paper I think peak birdytch takes Nadal out on hardcourt, but not in a slam final. I think it has to be early in the tournament.

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Re: Peak Rafa vs Peak Byrditch on hardcourt

Berdych is as unidimensional, if not more, as Nadull.
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Re: Peak Rafa vs Peak Byrditch on hardcourt

Berdick all day.

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But he lost 23 times against you.
's right. We have to also throw into the mix. But I do not think it is currently the decisive factor. But he has achieved in my opinion too much. Maybe this is crucial if I move him even closer after major victories. But 14 or 17 Grand Slam titles is a significant difference. At the present time there is no question that he must be the greater player than me.

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Re: Peak Rafa vs Peak Byrditch on hardcourt

Berdych is probably the most brainless ball basher who passes for a top player these days. He is not in Nadal's league on any surface.
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Re: Peak Rafa vs Peak Byrditch on hardcourt

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Berdych is as unidimensional, if not more, as Nadull.
Peak Birdy only has to be unidimensional for one match on one day, so it doesnt hurt his chances against Nadull.

Come on Glenn, we both know you would be cheering like heck is Birdy was up 2 sets to 0 at the 2011 AO.

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Peak Birdy only has to be unidimensional for one match on one day, so it doesnt hurt his chances against Nadull.

Come on Glenn, we both know you would be cheering like heck is Birdy was up 2 sets to 0 at the 2011 AO.
Berdych is not going to beat Nadull again.

He has become a huge wussy. Guy comes out against Nadull and thinks he's going to win extending the rallies. Pathetic.

A shame. Once he had so much potential. Nowadays you just know he's going to bend over.
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Re: Peak Rafa vs Peak Byrditch on hardcourt

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Assuming they're both at full mental strength as well, I might have to go with Berdych. Guy could do what Delpo did to Nadal in the 2009 USO, not as comprehensive because Nadal wouldn't be injured, but I think it's exactly the match Nadal fears.
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Re: Peak Rafa vs Peak Byrditch on hardcourt

I go with what ClayDeath said.
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Re: Peak Rafa vs Peak Byrditch on hardcourt

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Assuming they're both at full mental strength as well, I might have to go with Berdych. Guy could do what Delpo did to Nadal in the 2009 USO, not as comprehensive because Nadal wouldn't be injured, but I think it's exactly the match Nadal fears.
Yes, but we're talking about Berdych's peak mental capacity.

Nadal would eat him for lunch
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Nadal.

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You have to give it to 2003, he's tireless in his trolling
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Did Berdych win the AO, the USO and a bunch of Masters Series? LOL what a dumb thread
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Re: Peak Rafa vs Peak Byrditch on hardcourt

Peak Berdych would kill peak Nadal on a hardcourt, problem is peak Berdych never shows up against Nadal and probably never will.
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Re: Peak Rafa vs Peak Byrditch on hardcourt

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Peak Berdych would kill peak Nadal on a hardcourt, problem is peak Berdych never shows up against Nadal and probably never will.
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