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Berankis in 2 3 11.54%
Berankis in 3 6 23.08%
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WWW St. Petersburg QF: Berankis vs Klizan

Who's gonna win?

I think Berankis in 3

Ričardas Berankis & Laurynas Grigelis
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Re: WWW St. Petersburg QF: Berankis vs Klizan

Klizan of course
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Re: WWW St. Petersburg QF: Berankis vs Klizan

Even though I wouldnt mind any of them winning, I think it would be better for tennis if Klizan were to win this, since Berankis is after an injury and almost seems unfit.

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Re: WWW St. Petersburg QF: Berankis vs Klizan

Berankis in 3. Klizan is a challenger level player.
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Re: WWW St. Petersburg QF: Berankis vs Klizan

Rycka in 2.
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Re: WWW St. Petersburg QF: Berankis vs Klizan

Klizan in 2 sets. He's a far better player and Berankis only won his first 2 rounds because his opponents retired.

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Re: WWW St. Petersburg QF: Berankis vs Klizan

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Klizan in 2 sets. He's a far better player and Berankis only won his first 2 rounds because his opponents retired.
Would you mind saying in what aspects of the game is Klizan that far better player than Berankis?
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Would you mind saying in what aspects of the game is Klizan that far better player than Berankis?
Serve, forehand, backhand, movement, pretty much everything. Klizan has had better results and is ranked way above Berankis so this shouldn't come as a surprise to you.

Berankis can win this if Klizan has one of his bad days or retires like Berankis' first two opponents but Klizan has shown he is the better player this year.
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Re: WWW St. Petersburg QF: Berankis vs Klizan

Seriously?? The guy has won 4 challengers this year... Is it that impressive to you? Berankis OTOH is coming back from a grueling injury period, wait till he can play full season, then we can compare the rankings and the results of these two guys.

Speaking about aspects which you mention Klizan has advantage in, I really doubt that the guy moves better than Rycka, Berankis is a very smooth mover, has great hands, powerful serve, for his 175 cm height and a big forehand too, plays very aggresive tennis all the time.

I think this match is on Berankis' raquet.
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Re: WWW St. Petersburg QF: Berankis vs Klizan

klizan will win i think

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Seriously?? The guy has won 4 challengers this year... Is it that impressive to you? Berankis OTOH is coming back from a grueling injury period, wait till he can play full season, then we can compare the rankings and the results of these two guys.

Speaking about aspects which you mention Klizan has advantage in, I really doubt that the guy moves better than Rycka, Berankis is a very smooth mover, has great hands, powerful serve, for his 175 cm height and a big forehand too, plays very aggresive tennis all the time.

I think this match is on Berankis' raquet.
It's tennis so of course anyone can win but Berankis is 22 and never proved anything until now. You can make snide remarks about Klizan winning 4 Challengers but he had a good run at the US Open and the only reason Berankis is even in the top 100 right now is because he made the final of an ATP tournament with a Challenger level draw as all the good players (including Klizan) were at the Olympics. It works both ways and you would do well to remember that.

I understand you are patriotic and want Berankis to win but irrespective of the result today, he's a long way from proving he is at Klizan's level. Klizan is a stylish player with a very exciting game whereas Berankis is fairly dull and one-dimensional. As far as Lithuanian players go, I would rather watch Laurynas Grigelis than Berankis any day of the week.
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Seriously?? The guy has won 4 challengers this year... Is it that impressive to you? Berankis OTOH is coming back from a grueling injury period, wait till he can play full season, then we can compare the rankings and the results of these two guys.

Speaking about aspects which you mention Klizan has advantage in, I really doubt that the guy moves better than Rycka, Berankis is a very smooth mover, has great hands, powerful serve, for his 175 cm height and a big forehand too, plays very aggresive tennis all the time.

I think this match is on Berankis' raquet.
OK, Klizan has won 4 challengers (which is not that bad, I guess). But look at his current form. Great US Open and other excellent recent results as well. This Klizan is for real, so deal with it. His ranking is not overrated, he has still potential to move up. Berankis is similar to Klizan in a lot of aspects, but I would say Klizan is more consistent and in a better form now.

This match could still go either way, of course. But Klizan is definitely a slight favorite here. Hopefully he isn´t tired yet, guy plays tons of tennis now (he is also in doubles SF, defeating 2 very good pairs there).
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Re: WWW St. Petersburg QF: Berankis vs Klizan

Both have good chances of winning their first title here. Gonna go with Klizan, to win this one today and the whole tournament on Sunday.
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Re: WWW St. Petersburg QF: Berankis vs Klizan

This thread prepares us for the future huge rivalry between Klizan and Berankis


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Re: WWW St. Petersburg QF: Berankis vs Klizan

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It's tennis so of course anyone can win but Berankis is 22 and never proved anything until now. You can make snide remarks about Klizan winning 4 Challengers but he had a good run at the US Open and the only reason Berankis is even in the top 100 right now is because he made the final of an ATP tournament with a Challenger level draw as all the good players (including Klizan) were at the Olympics. It works both ways and you would do well to remember that.

I understand you are patriotic and want Berankis to win but irrespective of the result today, he's a long way from proving he is at Klizan's level. Klizan is a stylish player with a very exciting game whereas Berankis is fairly dull and one-dimensional. As far as Lithuanian players go, I would rather watch Laurynas Grigelis than Berankis any day of the week.
Please tell me how can the guy show any results, when he's been sidelined with injuries in his last two seasons for about 8 months combined? And speaking about you enjoy watching Grigelis more than Berankis, it's cool with me, if u like to watch a player who can't hit two forehands in a row, though I admit he has a tasty backhand, with that said, Berankis is on a different level compared to Grigelis.
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