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Tokyo R3: Tomas Berdych def Mike Russell 6-4 6-2 to avenge Indian Wells defeat

Action Jackson
10-04-2007, 06:12 AM
Too bad this match wasn't on centre court, but a good win for Berdych taking revenge on the loss to Russell in Indian Wells this year.

Talk about a shit scoreboard from the tournament site. They can make great electronics in Japan, but can't get a decent scoreboard, they should just use the ATP one.

Big opportunity for a title here for Berdych.

Marek.
10-04-2007, 06:16 AM
Good win for Berdman :yeah: he should have a great indoor season. Also, a big fuck you to the tournament site for the shitty scoreboard. :o

Merton
10-04-2007, 06:18 AM
Solid win from Tomas, now he faces Verdasco in the quarters. Any match report would be appreciated.

Surprising that they don't use the standard scoreboard, what they have is total and utter crap.

LilyRoseAva
10-04-2007, 06:23 AM
congrats tomas :yeah:

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Action Jackson
10-04-2007, 06:23 AM
I know someone who is at the event and I think she was going to watch this match then Hewitt.

Berdman when playing well has the game and the firepower to dismantle Russell. The match with Verdasco anything could happen there.

Action Jackson
10-04-2007, 06:26 AM
Both served at a very high percentage and Russell converted from 1/8 bps and Berdych 4/10. Ironic considering both of them haven't been doing well in that section of the game recently.

Merton
10-04-2007, 06:31 AM
Serving at 78% first serves must be very rare for Tomas, but Michael also had a high %. Tomas should be the favourite against Nando but I agree that anything might happen in that match.

Jaffas85
10-04-2007, 06:45 AM
Hopefully we'll see a Berdych/Gasquet semi final (And a Ferrer/Hewitt one in the other half).

Tom Paulman
10-04-2007, 06:48 AM
Big opportunity for a title here for Berdych.

I was telling myself the same thing last week and he lost to Becker :rolleyes:

Tom Paulman
10-04-2007, 06:49 AM
Serving at 78% first serves must be very rare for Tomas, but Michael also had a high %. Tomas should be the favourite against Nando but I agree that anything might happen in that match.

He always has

Action Jackson
10-04-2007, 06:54 AM
I was telling myself the same thing last week and he lost to Becker :rolleyes:

There is a difference here. Berdych only played Bangkok to honour his commitment to the event after all the withdrawals. I mean he was celebrating on Sunday night after Davis Cup, then has to fly to Bangkok and it's not like he arrived there in peak form.

Action Jackson
10-04-2007, 06:55 AM
He always has

Not always.

Tom Paulman
10-04-2007, 07:33 AM
Not always.

Well, almost always ;) His 1st serve percentage is usually very high, at least it was in most of those matches I've followed.

There is a difference here. Berdych only played Bangkok to honour his commitment to the event after all the withdrawals. I mean he was celebrating on Sunday night after Davis Cup, then has to fly to Bangkok and it's not like he arrived there in peak form.

Hmm you're right, but he's playing 3rd consecutive week now, then he's scheduled to play Stockholm next week and then Madrid after that :scared: I'm wondering how he's gonna handle all that.

Action Jackson
10-04-2007, 07:40 AM
Well, almost always ;) His 1st serve percentage is usually very high, at least it was in most of those matches I've followed.

Yes, it's true, just keeping you on your toes. I have seen him serve poorly with a low percentage, but it's not common.

Hmm you're right, but he's playing 3rd consecutive week now, then he's scheduled to play Stockholm next week and then Madrid after that :scared: I'm wondering how he's gonna handle all that.

This is an ISG event, so I think he will put more effort into this one. It depends on how he does here, say if he wins Tokyo, then plays Stockholm it could be an early loss, then get enough days off before Madrid.

Well he is scheduled to play every week up until the Masters, doesn't mean he will play all of them.

Action Jackson
10-04-2007, 09:17 AM
Mike is in the semi finals of the doubles with Kendrick. They defeated Pala/Skoch 7-6 7-5.

Hope they can win the doubles even though Kendrick is a fool.

LeChuck
10-04-2007, 09:24 AM
Mike and Kendrick will play Dancevic/Huss in the semis. As much as I like Mike, I can't cheer for him when he's playing Frankie boy obviously, although if was Frank was to lose, I would prefer that it came against some like Mike rather than someone who I dislike.

stebs
10-04-2007, 05:49 PM
Solid win for Tomas and he should be able to get himself some good points in the indoor season and hopefully finish top 10 this year.