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Blake in 3 3 5.00%
Blake in 4 17 28.33%
Blake in 5 7 11.67%
Berdych in 3 3 5.00%
Berdych in 4 16 26.67%
Berdych in 5 14 23.33%
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Who will win the Battle of the tactical maestros? Blake or Berdych?

This is a match between two five set maestros and tactical nous will be on show in this one.

Blake leads Berdych 1-0 in H2H in Washington last year.

Will Berdych follow up his good win over Tursunov, with a dud performance or come out and play as well as he can and can Blake stop his from going to 5 sets.

For those who don't know these are the 5 set records.

Blake is 0-9
Berdych is 9-0

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Who will win the Battle of the tactical maestros? Blake or Berdych?

Berdych in 3. I just feel a monumental Blake collapse. I know it's coming sooner or later, and I feel it will be catalyzed by Blake's frustration over being unable to break Berdych's serve.
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Re: Who will win the Battle of the tactical maestros? Blake or Berdych?

Please, Thomas Beat the smack out of James and the J Block.
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Re: Who will win the Battle of the tactical maestros? Blake or Berdych?

Berdych in 4.

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Re: Who will win the Battle of the tactical maestros? Blake or Berdych?

Birdman in 4....6-4 5-7 6-4 7-6(4)


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Re: Who will win the Battle of the tactical maestros? Blake or Berdych?

I really hope Blake doesn't win his first 5 set match against Berdych and I hope Berdych does come through, the good thing in this match is that he will more than likely not be the favourite to win this match and I hope the press hype up Blake's chances.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Who will win the Battle of the tactical maestros? Blake or Berdych?

easiest win Blake will have all tournament
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Re: Who will win the Battle of the tactical maestros? Blake or Berdych?

If the odds are bettable...play of the year on Blake.
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Re: Who will win the Battle of the tactical maestros? Blake or Berdych?

Blake will win this if it goes to a 5th set - that's how the logic of tennis works.
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Birdman in 4....6-4 5-7 6-4 7-6(4)


Just like Lujibutu wins the US Open or a TMS event right?

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If this goes to a fifth...Wow.
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Re: Who will win the Battle of the tactical maestros? Blake or Berdych?

The title Tomas "Desert Fox" Berdych vs. James "5 set specialist" Blake. This is a tough match to predict. Tomas played like crap in their previous match at DC. James is not close to his best here, he came close to losing today and almost self-destructed against Monaco. A big unknown is also the effect of the crowd on Tomas, even though he didn't seem bothered from that last year against Agassi.

I would not be surprised if the match turns out to be another 5-set affair since both players are streaky. However, I will go for James in 4, hoping to be proven wrong.

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Just like Lujibutu wins the US Open or a TMS event right?

did i say that he will? you retard :retard: once again you show us how stupid you are. jackass

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If the odds are bettable...play of the year on Blake.
Come on that was Novak over Srichaphan and Malisse.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Who will win the Battle of the tactical maestros? Blake or Berdych?

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Come on that was Novak over Srichaphan and Malisse.
Dont forget him beating Clement at +300 his first match

That old bastard screwed me day 1 and I stayed away from his matches because I had a fealing he would do somthing.
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