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Madrid SF : Berdych def. del Potro 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6)

The more attacking ballbasher won, but considering how slippery the courts are this wasn't a bad match.

Berdych didn't get down on himself when he was down 4-5* in the 1st set and broke Del Po. There weren't many chances but Berdych took his chances.

Good to see these guys using the wrong footing tactics. Del Po pissed off with a couple of linecalls, which were correct.

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Re: Madrid SF : Berdych def. del Potro 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6)

Lovely stuff, I knew I was going to enjoy it. Berdych little bit more aggressive on the offense, especially with down the liners, Del Potro slightly better defending and especially anticipating. Raw power on cross-courts, it was good to see both flattening their shots, like in their beginnings and still feeling very comfortable hitting those and especially a surface that awards it. Anyway, these two showed the most in this tournament, this would have been a deserving final.

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Re: Madrid SF : Berdych def. del Potro 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6)

Berdclutch.
Very good match, especially the first set.

DelPo mugged it out during the tiebreaks though.
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Re: Madrid SF : Berdych def. del Potro 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6)

Bad mental performance from Delpo.
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Great match! Come on! So damn fucking happy!
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grandpa federer should teach berdych a lesson tomorrow

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Re: Madrid SF : Berdych def. del Potro 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6)

Delpo giving El Janati a little finger and no hand.

Too bad, because the calls he made were correct.


Delpo should have taken the first set, but Berdych was a deserved winner in the end.


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Re: Madrid SF : Berdych def. del Potro 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6)

Had no idea Del Potro is such a whiner, and he was wrong on both occasions

Anyway, a high quality match, I always thought Del Potro will find a way to win due to being mentally stronger, but Berdych held his nerves very well. Hoping for a good final tomorrow too.


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Re: Madrid SF : Berdych def. del Potro 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6)

Such a loser this Del Potro Thinking the umpire robbed him of 2 points when he didn't.

Good to see the trash out.

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Re: Madrid SF : Berdych def. del Potro 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6)

High quality match, great clutch play from Berdych. Del potro let those linecalls (which were good calls by the umpire) get to him.

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Re: Madrid SF : Berdych def. del Potro 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6)

Only caught the end of this one, but Berdych held his nerve pretty well at the end and was slightly more aggressive. Changing directions is not easy on this court for sure.
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Re: Madrid SF : Berdych def. del Potro 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6)

All in all a very good match. For all the whining about the courts, the tennis produced in this tourney so far is not worse than normal, it's almost the opposite actually.

Clutch tiebreaks from Berdych. Del Potro let two (correct) calls by the umpire affect him.

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