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Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?

The top 4.

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Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?

1) Murray is more consistent
2) A more offensive mental midget that Murray (defensive ones can at least just revert to pushing) and not the raw talent of Federer



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Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?

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3 things:

1. lack of consistency
2. lack of optimal movement
3. lack of a more dominating serve


he can compensate for some of his deficiencies if he can develop a far more dominating serve. that goes a long way.

top players move better and they are simply more consistent. he is also terrified of the net. no harm in going forward and giving them different looks. you should be able to go in when you get or create those opportunities.
This is a very good point. I've often noticed during Berdych matches that he gets a ton of easy put away volleys which he fails to jump on by staying back. He'd make his life a lot easier if he could move in at the right times and finish points quicker. He's not the only modern player with a big game who doesn't do this though. He's just not used to volleying.

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Berdych is in need of a couple of cast-iron dodigs... the extra testosterone available from this career move is without doubt the x-factor required that would see Berdych right...

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Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?

A better serve.
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His head.
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Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?

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At least, four reasons.
Arsen hitting the nail on the head.

He simply isn't as good, nor as consistent, as the top 4.
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Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?

Does he have SOME talent? Sure.

Does he have THE talent? No.

Also, he's absolutely NEVER stricken me as sufficiently intelligent for the top tier.

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Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?

His consistency and lack of testicular fortitude. He has an enormous serve and some of the most pure ball striking I've ever seen. His backhand is technically and aesthetically immaculate. The movement is not amazing but adequate for his size. Its all up to his mind - hes not called Berdbrain for nothing.

Are people really blaming his volleys? Its not like Rafito or Nole are volley masters.

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Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?

He is an awkward mover who lacks the talent to win slams
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He is an awkward mover who lacks the talent to win slams
Slams are not necessary to become top 4.

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Does he have SOME talent? Sure.

Does he have THE talent? No.

Also, he's absolutely NEVER stricken me as sufficiently intelligent for the top tier.
Intelligence?

Intelligence and tennis have nothing to do with each other.

How do you think Nadal, the guy who uses the same play every point of every match against every opponent on every surface, is able to succeed? ZERO creativity. It works, so good on him. And lol that 99% of the ATP are unable to deal with this one play, even the so called 'tactician' Andy Murray.

Strategy and intelligence have no place on a tennis court.

Birdshit needs to take the same SIMPLE approach as Nadal, but it is doubtful he has the same core/shoulder strength to produce the topspin, the left-handedness to make life difficult for righties, or the speed to track balls down. I dunno, retire, maybe?
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He isn't in the top 4 because the top 4 are in the top 4. He's nowhere near their level, even at his best. The current #4, Murray, is better than him. Therefore, he won't get into the top 4 when the lowet ranked player is better than him.
He can definitely be the #5 consistently though if he plays with more consistency.
How ignorant. No surprise though.
Berdych at his best is better than Murray. Most people agree with this. Murray is way more consistent. That's all. Berdych can hit anybody off court on his day. Murray wears down his opponents at his best which is good and of course he is a deserving top 4 player. But stating he is more talented than Berdych is delusional.
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Slams are not necessary to become top 4.

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Nothing.

He was great in Montpellier. I believe that he will win Rotterdam too.
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