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Tomas Berdych vs. Jonas Bjorkman

RonE
07-03-2007, 07:27 AM
Who ya got? And in how many sets?

I think this could swing either way- a lot will depend on Berdych's state of mind and how well Jonas can mix the play up and frustrate Tomas.

That being said, if Tomas can keep his head together, keep the serve very solid as it has been, return well and hit his groundstrokes accurately I think he will take it in 4 sets. Otherwise I can easily see Jonas taking this in either 3 or 4 sets.

Your thoughts?

EDIT: Sorry for the typo on the poll. The last two options should be Bjorkman in 4 sets and Bjorkman in 5 sets respectively :)

Marek.
07-03-2007, 08:00 AM
Berdych should clinch this in four, maybe five sets. I think he's determined to get to the QF since he knows who he could meet there.:devil:

Deathless Mortal
07-03-2007, 08:58 AM
Bjorkman in 3. Or maybe in 3. :devil: :p

the answer
07-03-2007, 09:04 AM
Will they play today?

RonE
07-03-2007, 09:17 AM
Will they play today?

Not according to the Wimbledon schedule of play:
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/index.html

My guess is they will finish all the remaining third round matches and the 4th round matches of the top half of the draw. So they will probably play the 4th round matches of the bottom half tomorrow. Weird scheduling :shrug:

stebs
07-03-2007, 09:22 AM
I think Berdych will take this but five sets would not surprise me.

Deivid23
07-03-2007, 09:22 AM
Dangerous match for Tomas, hopefully he will come through, but I wouldn´t be surprised Jonas wins this the way he´s playing lately

the answer
07-03-2007, 09:24 AM
Not according to the Wimbledon schedule of play:
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/index.html

My guess is they will finish all the remaining third round matches and the 4th round matches of the top half of the draw. So they will probably play the 4th round matches of the bottom half tomorrow. Weird scheduling :shrug:

That doesn't even make sense, Wimbledon's scheduling = :retard:

Action Jackson
07-03-2007, 09:24 AM
This could go 5 for sure and Berdych is 9-0 and Bjorkman is excellent in 5 setters as well.

I think Jonas will get a set and he will be peppering Berdman's backhand pass.

VolandriFan
07-03-2007, 09:26 AM
Berdych is a bad matchup for Bjorkman. Jonas will need to serve exceptionally in order to stand a chance of winning. I say Thomas in 4 sets.

RonE
07-03-2007, 09:31 AM
This could go 5 for sure and Berdych is 9-0 and Bjorkman is excellent in 5 setters as well.

I think Jonas will get a set and he will be peppering Berdman's backhand pass.

Well their only previous meeting was in the 1st round of the U.S. Open in 2004 and Berdych won that in five sets 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

Mind you Berdych is a better player than he was back then but needless to say grass is not hardcourt so I don't think we can learn too much from that encounter other than it will probably be a very tough match.

RonE
07-03-2007, 09:34 AM
Apropo Bjorkman and five sets I will never forget that five setter he lost to Rusedski in the 97 US Open semis. What a blown opportunity that was! :tape:

Action Jackson
07-03-2007, 09:38 AM
Well their only previous meeting was in the 1st round of the U.S. Open in 2004 and Berdych won that in five sets 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

Mind you Berdych is a better player than he was back then but needless to say grass is not hardcourt so I don't think we can learn too much from that encounter other than it will probably be a very tough match.

Well. the surface is the difference here and Bjorkman can get the ball lower and that is in his favour, though Berdych can drill that poor Bjorkman forehand.

We pretty much know how Berdych is going to play, but for Bjorkman, he won't be a Mirnyi and go in all the time, but he won't be hitting moonballs either.

doddel
07-03-2007, 09:47 AM
totally depends on the outcome of Nadal-Soderling

if Nadal wins, Berdych will crush Bjorkman in 3

if Soderling wins, Bjorkman will crush Berdych in 3

LeChuck
07-03-2007, 09:52 AM
Berdych in 4 tight sets, with a couple of tie breaks occuring.

Horatio Caine
07-03-2007, 09:54 AM
Berdych is pretty good against serve-volley imo...if he turns up, I'd expect him to have the edge, although Jonas is obviously very dangerous.

Fergie
07-03-2007, 02:28 PM
Should be Tomas in 3 :)

valexie03
07-03-2007, 02:29 PM
Should be Tomas in 3 :)

:yeah:

Merton
07-04-2007, 02:27 AM
Tomas should win here.

switz
07-04-2007, 02:29 AM
depends which Berdych turns up.

Good Berdych wins 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6

Idiot Berdych loses 4-6, 4-6, 4-6

mangoes
07-04-2007, 02:31 AM
If Berdych wakes up on the right side of the bed and remembers to insert his brain into his head, he should win this match in 3. But, one never knows with Berdych:o This is a great opportunity for him to go to the final, but given the opportunity in front of him, I expect him to f**k it up.

SixPack
07-04-2007, 02:55 AM
Bjorkman wins this in 5 sets.

GlennMirnyi
07-04-2007, 02:57 AM
Bad match-up for Jonas, Berdych in 3 or 4.

Svetlana.
07-04-2007, 03:01 AM
Berdych in three easy sets.

Scotso
07-04-2007, 03:31 AM
Tomas should spank him easily... which means he'll probably lose. :p

Kristen
07-04-2007, 12:34 PM
Tomas in four probably.
I don't think it'll be too hard for him, but I hope it won't be terribly easy either. Glad to see Jonas get this far and defend some of his points :)

gam_jonte
07-04-2007, 07:04 PM
Who do you think will win this one?
I personally hope for Bj÷rkman but it'll be though :)

Mariana_lcf
07-04-2007, 07:07 PM
Berdych :)

Mistaflava
07-04-2007, 07:44 PM
I think Bjorkman has a very good chance with the days of rest

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 08:51 PM
Berdych in 4.

RonE
07-04-2007, 08:55 PM
*BUMP*

Let's go Tomas! :D :bounce:

Action Jackson
07-05-2007, 07:18 AM
Berdych is pretty good against serve-volley imo...if he turns up, I'd expect him to have the edge, although Jonas is obviously very dangerous.

Well this depends on whether he decides to move his feet or not. If Bjorkman is smart, he should approach down the middle of the court a fair bit, cause laterally Berdman moves very well for his size, so cut down his angles to use, he can be heavyfooted at times.

This being said I'd rather Berdych wins this match.

Kolya
07-05-2007, 07:21 AM
Don't count the Evergreen Jonas out!

chewy
07-05-2007, 09:06 AM
tough call. i'm leaning towards berdych if its 4 sets or less.

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
07-05-2007, 10:38 AM
i voted Bjorkman in 4 :awww: and did not bet 1 single kopek on Tomas's head :sad: :crying2:
of course, wish i'm wrong *OMKP On My Knees Praying*