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Toronto R2 - Berdych def. Stakhovsky 6-2 6-4

Certinfy
08-10-2010, 05:47 PM
Great first set, decent second set. Either way much better than any of his Washington matches.

Shows how bad Gasquet is I guess. :o

Sonja1989
08-10-2010, 05:49 PM
Well done Tomas! :worship:

Li Ching Yuen
08-10-2010, 05:53 PM
Easy win. Just another day at the office.

scarecrows
08-10-2010, 06:07 PM
good serving stats
some stupid UEs now and then
overall a solid match

MurrayFan1
08-10-2010, 06:07 PM
Wow, I though Stakhovsky looked quite sharp yesterday. Must have just been that Gasquet is useless.

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08-10-2010, 06:10 PM
Yay Tomas! Keep it going. :D

scarecrows
08-10-2010, 06:12 PM
Wow, I though Stakhovsky looked quite sharp yesterday. Must have just been that Gasquet is useless.

well, totally different player Berdych, wasnt giving him many chances to control the rallies
Stak tried to vary in the 2nd set by using the slice which worked only in part

philosophicalarf
08-10-2010, 06:16 PM
Stakhovsky was something like 50/50 ahead/behind the baseline rally point against Gasquet (52/48? 48/52?), but was nothing like that here. Berdy's power just knocked him back deep so often, meant he couldn't get to the net, and from a metre behind the baseline it's a power slugger's contest, which he's going to lose.

Sapeod
08-10-2010, 06:21 PM
Good win, Tomas.

HattonWBA
08-10-2010, 06:23 PM
Keep it going Berdych. Berdych v Federer quarter final would be interesting

but-it's-ok
08-10-2010, 06:48 PM
Overall,very solid performance from Tomas,too powerful,too accurate,too good!:) I am very impressed with the improvement of his movement around the court:)

*Jean*
08-10-2010, 06:58 PM
Sergiy :(

FormerRafaFan
08-10-2010, 07:06 PM
This was expected. Berdych is establishing himself as a stable player, and I'm glad he can continue from the amazing run he had in Wimbledon!

ZaZoo)
08-10-2010, 07:18 PM
With all respect to Berdych, I really hope we don't see another Rafa - Berdych finals, it would be a waste of final.

Certinfy
08-10-2010, 07:24 PM
With all respect to Berdych, I really hope we don't see another Rafa - Berdych finals, it would be a waste of final.
Not really, Berdych has a great chance of beating Rafa on these kind of courts. :shrug: The last time they played on hard courts was in Indian Wells and Rafa played great and Berdych played decently and still kept the scoreline close. And with this 'new' Berdych there's no reason why he can't beat Nadal on an hard court.

ZaZoo)
08-10-2010, 07:28 PM
Not really, Berdych has a great chance of beating Rafa on these kind of courts. :shrug: The last time they played on hard courts was in Indian Wells and Rafa played great and Berdych played decently and still kept the scoreline close. And with this 'new' Berdych there's no reason why he can't beat Nadal on an hard court.

Sure, HC wouuld favour Berd but I'm afraid this match-up is mental by now from all those numerous losses, I like Berdych but it's just what it is - Rafa knows how to play him.

Certinfy
08-10-2010, 07:33 PM
Sure, HC wouuld favour Berd but I'm afraid this match-up is mental by now from all those numerous losses, I like Berdych but it's just what it is - Rafa knows how to play him.True, but I think it's more about Tomas taking the wrong approach to the match as well. He needs to go back to what he used to do against Rafa which is ballbash like hell, no getting into long rallies or anything just keep going for winners, kind of what Soderling does against Rafa. I think if he does that then Rafa's gameplan goes out the window. Needs to keep a high 1st serve % as well, usually sucks horribly against Nadal. :o

ZaZoo)
08-10-2010, 07:37 PM
True, but I think it's more about Tomas taking the wrong approach to the match as well. He needs to go back to what he used to do against Rafa which is ballbash like hell, no getting into long rallies or anything just keep going for winners, kind of what Soderling does against Rafa. I think if he does that then Rafa's gameplan goes out the window. Needs to keep a high 1st serve % as well, usually sucks horribly against Nadal. :o

He needs to be relaxed and playing like he has nothing to lose and needs to keep up his 1-st serve % and avoid being so nervous, that's why I say it's mental by now, but hey, if Soderling finally beat Fed @ big stage, I don't see a reason why Berd couldn't improve his game and maybe find some flaws in Nadal's game that he could use.
Just whack that ball Berd, your tall!

Certinfy
08-10-2010, 07:41 PM
He needs to be relaxed and playing like he has nothing to lose and needs to keep up his 1-st serve % and avoid being so nervous, that's why I say it's mental by now, but hey, if Soderling finally beat Fed @ big stage, I don't see a reason why Berd couldn't improve his game and maybe find some flaws in Nadal's game that he could use.
Just whack that ball Berd, your tall!Yeah good point, but yeah there's no reason Berdych can't improve his game to find a way of beating Nadal. At least every time he plays Nadal he believes he can win, which is good anyway.

That's the only way he can beat Nadal IMO, he's had his most success against Nadal whacking the ball as hard as he can, Soderling's had the same success and also Del Potro and Gulbis have. It's the only way.

guy in sf
08-11-2010, 07:33 PM
Great first set, decent second set. Either way much better than any of his Washington matches.

Shows how bad Gasquet is I guess. :o

If you're going by this" A beats B and B beats C, then A must be much better than C" theory then you don't know tennis. Tennis is all about how specific players match up with each other. Gasquet is 2-1 lifetime against Berdych but one wouldn't know this by going with your theory.

Bilbo
08-11-2010, 07:34 PM
If you're going by this" A beats B and B beats C, then A must be much better than C" theory then you don't know tennis. Tennis is all about how specific players match up with each other. Gasquet is 2-1 lifetime against Berdych but one wouldn't know this by going with your theory.

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