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:: Berdych def. Soderling - 5/7 6/3 6/0 ::

Adler
04-20-2007, 11:18 AM
Berdych's returns :worship:
his ability to pull himself together :worship:
shotmaking skills :worship:

but the Toad fought really well

Kolya
04-20-2007, 11:22 AM
Soderling chokes while up a break in the 2nd set.

TheBoiledEgg
04-20-2007, 11:25 AM
lucky Tomas PHEW
played like crap for a set and a half :help:

Fergie
04-20-2007, 11:26 AM
Tomas!!! :woohoo:

scoobs
04-20-2007, 11:26 AM
What a strange - and not very good - match.

They both were pretty poor in the first set and a bit - neither man serving above 50% and a lot of UEs from both - but Soderling had slightly the better of it.

Then at 0-3 in the second Berdych starts to serve a little better and cut down the UEs a little (and I do mean a LITTLE - it wasn't a major transformation, just a slight improvement) - and Soderling collapsed and lost 12 straight games! Extraordinary.

Still - the interesting SF now looks very likely so I'm happy enough.

Deivid23
04-20-2007, 11:26 AM
Bizarre match, well done Tomas

Malul
04-20-2007, 11:27 AM
tomas did win but it really was robin that lost.a tale for the grandkids simply for both om them..

LilyRoseAva
04-20-2007, 11:27 AM
yessssss finally a semi-final in a master serie in 2007
congrats tomas!! well doneeeeee

can't wait the match BERDYCH/NADAL

yomike
04-20-2007, 11:28 AM
Tomas won the last 12 games:worship: from 5-7 0-3 down.

Voo de Mar
04-20-2007, 11:29 AM
What a boring match, only one good rally at 2:1 in the 1st set :yawn:

Adler
04-20-2007, 11:29 AM
It was just like in Robredo's match, the only difference is that Robredo is better on clay than Soderling and won the 1st set 6:1 not 7:5. Then a new Tomas arrived and the showtime began. Anyway, I don't see him beating Nadal tomorrow, sorry

Mannboy
04-20-2007, 11:30 AM
thomas ! :D

rob, a set and a break and then dont win another game?? whats all that about

my0118
04-20-2007, 11:31 AM
berdych did nothing. just soderling was a dumbass.
The stupiest performance from sod I've ever seen.

Adler
04-20-2007, 11:32 AM
That's quite an offtopic, and I'm sure it was already mentioned here but... why is the Czech flag so weird on MTF?

jitterbug
04-20-2007, 11:32 AM
Congratulations Tomas!

Robin :help:

Weird match, overall. The break-point conversion stats were pretty painful.

Rogiman
04-20-2007, 11:33 AM
:scared: <----- Nadal

mallorn
04-20-2007, 11:34 AM
What an error fest - 96 UEs between the two of them. Tomas did well to pull himself together but the way Robin fell apart was really pathetic. The number of game points he wasn't able to convert... :tape:

The only spectacular thing in this match was Berdych's return, especially off second serve.

Sunset of Age
04-20-2007, 11:35 AM
Tomas is a bit a slow starter, isn't he?

Well done, Birdy. I look forward to a very fascinating semi-final tomorrow!

anon57
04-20-2007, 11:40 AM
Well done Berdych.
Wasn't expecting that when I went out for lunch it was still 7-5 3-0. I come back and he won. Good luck in the semi's tomorrow

Björki
04-20-2007, 11:41 AM
Robin :rolleyes:

Veronique
04-20-2007, 11:59 AM
As solid a player as Robin the Swede is, there's a reason why he's stuck outside the top 20. For a second there I thought that perhaps the Sweden Davis Cup could choose to play the US on clay. LOL That's before chocking Rob got afraid of winning and went on to lose 9 straight games. Tomas served a bit better and cut down the UEs, but didn't play exceptionally well to warrant winning 9 straight games.

martine2
04-20-2007, 12:01 PM
Robin :( :(

I don't like Berdych :mad:

Deea
04-20-2007, 12:18 PM
:woohoo: This is wondeful news. Tomas in an AMS semi-final!! :bounce: And what an interesting semifinal it shall be! :aplot:

Scotso
04-20-2007, 12:26 PM
Tomas :banana:

great comeback :D

Naide
04-20-2007, 12:28 PM
why is the Czech flag so weird on MTF?

what?

Forehander
04-20-2007, 12:30 PM
i saw the match. Unless he takes some steroids, otherwise he'll be thrashed my nadal easily hands down lol.

shotgun
04-20-2007, 01:10 PM
Congrats to Tomas, but he won't be able to afford slow starts against the likes of Nadal.

Good tournament for the Toad. :)

its.like.that
04-20-2007, 01:37 PM
Berdych's returns :worship:
his ability to pull himself together :worship:
shotmaking skills :worship:

but the Toad fought really well

losing 12 straight games?

how on earth can you say the toad fought well

:confused:

RonE
04-20-2007, 01:47 PM
Well it was ugly but a win is a win and it is good to see Tomas back in the final four of a big event :yeah:

Now for Nadal- I doubt he will beat him on the clay but if he can get under his skin and piss him off again that will do fine for me :devil:

RonE
04-20-2007, 01:49 PM
:scared: <----- Nadal

Dude I'm not so sure- this is clay and Tomas to be honest wasn't all THAT impressive.

But, every match is another day and if Tomas gets into the same mindset he got into against Nadal in their last few matches then it could be a bit of a headache for the pig :devil:

I still expect Rafa to come through here mind you.

shotgun
04-20-2007, 01:50 PM
Now for Nadal- I doubt he will beat him on the clay but if he can get under his skin and piss him off again that will do fine for me :devil:

:lol:

Looking forward to seeing some of the 'unfriendly stares' Nadal keeps complaining about.

Sean.J.S.
04-20-2007, 02:04 PM
Soderling. :retard:

Well done Tomas. Won 12 games in a row from 5-7 0-3 down and he looked out of it, but came back strong. :yeah:

SwiSha
04-20-2007, 02:32 PM
what is there to say?

losing 12 games in a row says everything about your brain

Kolya
04-20-2007, 02:42 PM
That's quite an offtopic, and I'm sure it was already mentioned here but... why is the Czech flag so weird on MTF?

What are you talking about? Looks normal?

GlennMirnyi
04-20-2007, 02:52 PM
Robin!!! 3/0 and a huge choke!

t0x
04-20-2007, 03:57 PM
YAY!

Berdych has finally started to play this season...

Rafa will be a very tall order on clay... I doubt he'll win it, but he has a shout.

rofe
04-20-2007, 04:06 PM
Birdman will probably lose but I would love some more of the friction from Madrid to carry over to this match. :devil:

R.Federer
04-20-2007, 04:25 PM
Will Tomas continue to Shhhh the audience? Neutral territory now, will be fun to see who the crowd goes for.

Action Jackson
04-21-2007, 09:48 AM
Quality match and Berdman was fantastic against the Toad.