Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?
1. High-risk game
He hits very flat shots so when his timing is on, everything is beautiful but when his timing is off there is no Plan B.
2. Hands of Stone
Was at that QF match that he had against Nadal and he really did not know what to do up at the net the few times he got up there. If someone can teach him how to construct points with the massive groundies and finish them off properly at net, he'd do much better.
Today's game is a game built on defense. The top 5 is full of players who can run you ragged around a court and hit forty shot rallies with you all day. He's too big and too tall to play their type of tennis; his best chance is to hit through them and then play his attacking game. This can work sometimes but not always.
4. Mental issues
Yes, he's beaten everybody in the top 5 but there's something that has not quite clicked in his head. He does not seem ready for prime time. That being said, he looks really dangerous this year like he wants to cause some damage. I tip him for Rotterdam.
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