Berdych terminates Tursunov 6-7 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4

09-03-2006, 10:27 PM
Glad to see Berdych came through this battle of the heavy hitters :)

09-03-2006, 10:29 PM
yay! :yippee: I wish they'd shown some of this on tv.

09-03-2006, 10:30 PM
Dmitry the blogging queen! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

09-03-2006, 10:30 PM
yeah, gotta get the download for this one I guess. That's the problem with so many great matches on one day, you can't see 'm all.

09-03-2006, 10:33 PM
Yep, with all the rain delays, this match was the one to pay the price. :sad:

09-03-2006, 10:33 PM
So I guess its going to be the usual Berdman Vs Fed QF most likely

09-03-2006, 10:33 PM
Never in doubt ;)

I thought it would be a lot easier but congrats tomas

09-03-2006, 10:33 PM
Dima :rolleyes:.

09-03-2006, 10:35 PM
Always trust The Bird when it comes to 5-setters ;)

09-03-2006, 10:36 PM

Tomas :bounce: keep going! :D

09-03-2006, 10:38 PM
I caught most of the matcha and thought it was entertaining. The stats were not great, but that was, because both men were going for their shots and hitting with a lot of power. Berdych the king of five sets prevails again. I would have bet on him to go deep in the draw had he receieved a more reasonable draw.

09-03-2006, 10:55 PM
An excellent win for Tomas, the match was very even as expected but he came through in the 5th set, where he has a 9-0 career record. The winner/unforced errors statistic tells it all, Tomas had 64 winners and 62 UE, while Dima had 63 and 61. Now Tomas makes it to the 2nd week for the 3rd consecutive slam.

Radek Stepanek
09-03-2006, 10:56 PM
Berdych! My boy! My fellow Czech!

Win this thing!

09-03-2006, 10:57 PM

09-03-2006, 10:57 PM
Tursunov :sad:

Well hope we have a longer blog entry now. :p

09-03-2006, 11:01 PM
Tursunov :sad:

Well hope we have a longer blog entry now. :p

:lol: No reason for him not to start cracking with it right away!

He looked quite gutted after the match, I felt really sorry for him, i wanted him to win but well done to Tomas, he looked so happy after and what bits i saw he played better than Dima :)

09-03-2006, 11:11 PM
Happy for Tomas but sad for Dima! Oh well...maybe tomas will do a good job against Federer! :shrug:

09-03-2006, 11:14 PM
Happy for Tomas but sad for Dima! Oh well...maybe tomas will do a good job against Federer! :shrug:

He faces the winner of Moya-Blake next round, last year he played a pathetic match against Blake at DC, it is too early to think of the quarterfinals.

09-04-2006, 12:14 AM
HQS ( ( ( ( (

09-04-2006, 12:24 AM

09-04-2006, 12:50 AM
thus completely the grand slam of wasted opportunities for Tursonov. At the Aus Open he was all over Robredo but refused to win the big points, led Nalbandian 2 sets to love in RG third round only to lose, had Jarko on toast in Wimbledon fourth round but refused to eat him, and now this performance caps an annoying season of slams in which he really could have put himself within reach of the top 10 if he converted only half his opportunities.

Still indoors should be kind to him.

Well done Berdych :) Lose to Carlos if he beats Blake though please ;)

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 03:13 AM
Always trust The Bird when it comes to 5-setters ;)

9-0 and counting.

I'd love to have seen this match and as Shotgun said this is the match that got the short end of it.

The funny thing is that if he plays Blake, more than likely Blake will win if it's a 5 setter, just to upset things.

09-04-2006, 03:31 AM
I saw bits and pieces of it while flicking through the courts on interactive, Berdych was lucky to come back considering Tursunov was up a break 3-2 in the fourth set. He seemed pretty irate early on at his own errors and got a code violation for ball abuse when he lost the third set. Dima was visibly disappointed at the end, a quick handshake with both umpire and opponent.

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 03:34 AM
Dima knew it was a big chance to do well and both of these guys aren't the pillar of stability. I just hope it wasn't Fergus Murphy in the chair.

09-04-2006, 03:38 AM
I believe it was the French guy with the afro and the incredibly deep voice, not sure of his name. In the end I think Berdych won the overall battle of power hitting as well as the match, when he saved a setpoint on his serve at 2-5 in the third he smacked a ridiculous backhand winner down the line and Tursunov was already walking to his chair thinking it would be miles out.

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 03:47 AM
Sjengster thanks for the reviews of the match, we unsanitary peasants don't have the joy of interactive coverage as of yet.

The umpire is Khoder Naouni and he has a great afro.

09-04-2006, 03:50 AM
True, it is good coverage, although after the Murray match had finished on Grandstand they used that channel to show a replay of Becker-Agassi instead of Gaudio who was playing live... plus ca change.

09-04-2006, 04:09 AM
Well done, Tomas that 5 setter record is becoming ridiculously good

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 04:12 AM
True, it is good coverage, although after the Murray match had finished on Grandstand they used that channel to show a replay of Becker-Agassi instead of Gaudio who was playing live... plus ca change.

In most of the cases no commentary is better than no pictures. I just hope the Berdman can follow up as he has a good opportunity for a place in the QFs.

09-05-2006, 10:43 PM
I was at this match and it was very entertaining and the packed stands enjoyed the match. In general, the match was very close and momentum turned on a few key plays.

Tursunov gained control early in the match when he dominated the 1st set tiebreaker and won the first set. He seemed in control of the second set and was easily holding serve (while Tomas struggled) when the first momentum swing occured. I believe it was Tursunov serving at 3-4, Tursunov leading the game 40-15 when Tursunov unsuccessfully tried a 130 mph 2nd serve and double faulted. It was a senseless impulse to go for a huge second serve and he seemed to know it...he seemed to know he had a brain cramp and seemed to lose his concentration...he lost the next 3 points and was broken. Tomas went on the hold serve and took the 2nd set after really struggling most of the set.

The third set momentum swung back to Tursunov after he got an early break...he held on to win the 3rd set 6-3.

The fourth set saw Tursunov in control once again as he got up and early break and led the 4th set 3-0. The next major momentum swing came after Tomas held serve making it 3-1 Tursunov in the 4th. Tursunov served very poorly (no first serves) and Tomas was very aggressive and broke Tursunov with some great play. After that Berdych's serve was huge...his 1st serve percentage went way up and he dominated his service games. Tursunov' continued his service slump and probably has 20% first serve percentage for the next 3 service games...getting broken each time. Berdych won the 4th set 6-3 winning 6 straight games.

In the 5th set, Berdych maintained the momentum he gained in the middle of the 4th set while Tursunov's poor serving continued...after Berdych held easily to begin the 5th, Tursunov was broken for the 3rd straight service game and was down 0-2. Berdych on the other hand held steady throughout the 5th and came up with huge serves when he needed them...once game Tursunov had a 15-40 double bp opportunity and Tomas hit 2 unreturnable serves in a row.

Bottom line is that they two players are pretty similar in talent. Athletically, I have to say that Tursunov appears to be the better "athlete"...he looked extremely fit, quick, and powerful. Until Tursunov's 3 game serving slump, it appeared that he was going to win this match. To Berdych's credit, he hung around (almost losing his composure a few times) and stepped up his game when Tursunov's game dipped. This match, like many others, was won on a few key points/momentum swings.

Radek Stepanek
09-05-2006, 10:48 PM