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Who will win the Battle of the tactical maestros? Blake or Berdych?

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 04:33 AM
This is a match between two five set maestros and tactical nous will be on show in this one.

Blake leads Berdych 1-0 in H2H in Washington last year.

Will Berdych follow up his good win over Tursunov, with a dud performance or come out and play as well as he can and can Blake stop his from going to 5 sets.

For those who don't know these are the 5 set records.

Blake is 0-9
Berdych is 9-0

dmit424
09-04-2006, 04:36 AM
Berdych in 3. I just feel a monumental Blake collapse. I know it's coming sooner or later, and I feel it will be catalyzed by Blake's frustration over being unable to break Berdych's serve.

TMJordan
09-04-2006, 04:37 AM
Please, Thomas Beat the smack out of James and the J Block.

Regenbogen
09-04-2006, 04:40 AM
Berdych in 4.

El Legenda
09-04-2006, 04:41 AM
Birdman in 4....6-4 5-7 6-4 7-6(4)

:)

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 04:44 AM
I really hope Blake doesn't win his first 5 set match against Berdych and I hope Berdych does come through, the good thing in this match is that he will more than likely not be the favourite to win this match and I hope the press hype up Blake's chances.

Mistaflava
09-04-2006, 04:45 AM
easiest win Blake will have all tournament

Mistaflava
09-04-2006, 04:45 AM
If the odds are bettable...play of the year on Blake.

Jimnik
09-04-2006, 04:45 AM
Blake will win this if it goes to a 5th set - that's how the logic of tennis works.

Mistaflava
09-04-2006, 04:46 AM
Birdman in 4....6-4 5-7 6-4 7-6(4)

:)


Just like Lujibutu wins the US Open or a TMS event right?

:haha:

Beforehand
09-04-2006, 04:46 AM
If this goes to a fifth...Wow.

Merton
09-04-2006, 04:48 AM
The title :lol: Tomas "Desert Fox" Berdych vs. James "5 set specialist" Blake. This is a tough match to predict. Tomas played like crap in their previous match at DC. James is not close to his best here, he came close to losing today and almost self-destructed against Monaco. A big unknown is also the effect of the crowd on Tomas, even though he didn't seem bothered from that last year against Agassi.

I would not be surprised if the match turns out to be another 5-set affair since both players are streaky. However, I will go for James in 4, hoping to be proven wrong.

El Legenda
09-04-2006, 04:49 AM
Just like Lujibutu wins the US Open or a TMS event right?

:haha:

did i say that he will? you retard :retard: once again you show us how stupid you are. jackass

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 04:50 AM
If the odds are bettable...play of the year on Blake.

Come on that was Novak over Srichaphan and Malisse.

TMJordan
09-04-2006, 04:52 AM
Come on that was Novak over Srichaphan and Malisse.

Dont forget him beating Clement at +300 his first match :mad:

That old bastard screwed me day 1 and I stayed away from his matches because I had a fealing he would do somthing.

rofe
09-04-2006, 04:52 AM
Birdman should win in 5 but will the J-block finally turn around Blake's dismal 5-set record?

ServeAlready81
09-04-2006, 04:52 AM
Hopefully Blake in 4...unfortunately it'll be Blake's last win of the tourney as he would face Fed in the QF :sad:

Merton
09-04-2006, 04:53 AM
If the odds are bettable...play of the year on Blake.

In my opinion this is a 50-50 match so the best strategy is to bet on whoever is the underdog for the markets, but good luck with your play.

dmit424
09-04-2006, 04:53 AM
Just like Lujibutu wins the US Open or a TMS event right?

:haha:


Hahaha... oh wait...

Weren't you that one idiot that said Ljubicic would beat Lopez in straights?

:wavey:

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 04:58 AM
Dont forget him beating Clement at +300 his first match :mad:

That old bastard screwed me day 1 and I stayed away from his matches because I had a fealing he would do somthing.

If you had the feeling he'd do something, you should have got on him.

Back to the match at hand. I see you are not a fan of the J-Block then? I wonder how many of them know Czech? They allegedly gave Rafa some stick in Spanish.

I have a bad feeling that Blake will win, though I want to be proven wrong.

TMJordan
09-04-2006, 05:01 AM
If you had the feeling he'd do something, you should have got on him.

Back to the match at hand. I see you are not a fan of the J-Block then? I wonder how many of them know Czech? They allegedly gave Rafa some stick in Spanish.

I have a bad feeling that Blake will win, though I want to be proven wrong.

Yeah I find it extremly hard to watch one of Blakes matches at the open because of the Block, Berdych's inconsisenty really worries me and I hate backing him, also I want Berdych because I beleive he is one of 3 players left that can beat Federer, and I dont want Roger to win the Open, those 3 players are Berdych, Nadal and Safin

So please Thomas, Beat James and shut up the J-Block!

Merton
09-04-2006, 05:02 AM
I wonder how many people will vote for James in 5. :haha: The funny thing is that it is not such an unlikely outcome.

disturb3d
09-04-2006, 05:04 AM
Berdych has more ability in the sole of his foot, than Blake will ever have.
As for who will win. The crowd will inspire Blake to go down in 5 sets.

Jagermeister
09-04-2006, 05:11 AM
LMAO at the title of the thread

I see Blake at the wrong end of a 5-set loss, unfortunately.

Allure
09-04-2006, 05:25 AM
Blake in 5.

henree
09-04-2006, 07:26 AM
Berdych has more ability in the sole of his foot, than Blake will ever have.
As for who will win. The crowd will inspire Blake to go down in 5 sets.
Ability? Berdych is the typical ball basher. Mindlessly banging the ball is his forte.

Mistaflava
09-04-2006, 07:30 AM
Hahaha... oh wait...

Weren't you that one idiot that said Ljubicic would beat Lopez in straights?

:wavey:


Listen Barbie...we all got fooled by that idiot Ljubicic...don't hate me, hate the cream faced playa.

Aphex
09-04-2006, 07:30 AM
Are you sure its Berdych who won? I can't tell the difference between him and Tursunov. They look the same and play the same. Maybe the US Open officials also made a mistake?

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 07:32 AM
Are you sure its Berdych who won? I can't tell the difference between him and Tursunov. They look the same and play the same. Maybe the US Open officials also made a mistake?

Berdman is taller and still has a Slavic accent when he speaks English. :p

~*BGT*~
09-04-2006, 07:33 AM
I wonder how many people will vote for James in 5. :haha: The funny thing is that it is not such an unlikely outcome.
I did. I did! I have faith! Go James. Go Tomas! :)

landoud
09-04-2006, 07:46 AM
Blake in 4

Blue Heart24
09-04-2006, 08:14 AM
BIRDMAN THE KING WILL WIN and that's a bet

oz_boz
09-04-2006, 10:31 AM
Berdych in 5 seems to be a safe bet. Whoever loses, Nadal will be happy. :)

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 11:02 AM
I hope Berdych rips him a new one.

It will be to Berdych's advantage if it's a day match and I think they will give Roddick the next night match.

controlfreak
09-04-2006, 11:18 AM
I hope they both run to the net and bang heads :banghead: and both have to default simultaneously.

TheBoiledEgg
09-04-2006, 11:22 AM
Birdman will shit all over Blake.

stebs
09-04-2006, 12:03 PM
The five set irony will come into play with Blake taking the fifth.

Stronger
09-04-2006, 12:05 PM
Blake in 4. And for that "sole comment", you're joking, right?

stebs
09-04-2006, 12:07 PM
Berdych leads this poll 20 - 19 at the moment. Close.

revolution
09-04-2006, 12:09 PM
If it goes to five sets then I could see it being destiny that Blake ends the drought against a guy 9-0 in five setters.

white&blue
09-04-2006, 12:18 PM
Blake will take this one with ease.

ShimSham
09-04-2006, 12:40 PM
Blake is going to win this!

Rogiman
09-04-2006, 01:47 PM
LOL at those voting for Blake in 5 sets :retard:

Exodus
09-04-2006, 01:48 PM
i voted for blake in 4

admiralpye
09-04-2006, 04:23 PM
Tomas "Angel" Berdych will win this one. He's performing so much better on the hardcourts than he did last year. Blake's time is up.

Jagermeister
09-04-2006, 04:31 PM
it really is in Berdych's hands. His best against Blake's best will win out 7 times out of 10.

Neely
09-04-2006, 04:44 PM
The one who bashes the ball harder this day will win.

LilyRoseAva
09-04-2006, 05:21 PM
Berdych in 5

delsa
09-04-2006, 05:48 PM
This is a match between two five set maestros and tactical nous will be on show in this one.


What does "nous" means in English?...

:o

Liverpool4ever
09-04-2006, 06:00 PM
I think Berdych will win this in 4, maybe 5. It would be funny if Berdych lost to Blake in 5.

Merton
09-05-2006, 05:51 AM
The match is scheduled third on AA after Haas-Safin, I think it is good news for Berdych that it is not the night match.

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 05:53 AM
That is great news that it is a day match and I forgot to vote on my poll and I think Berdych will win in 5 sets.

The final tally was Berdych 33 Blake 27.

World Beater
09-05-2006, 06:19 AM
if blake tries to hit berd off the court, he will lose...if he uses his court speed and plays defense, he should beat berd

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 06:24 AM
if blake tries to hit berd off the court, he will lose...if he uses his court speed and plays defense, he should beat berd

I think the thread title answers the above scenario, you know the tactical part. :)

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 06:25 AM
What does "nous" means in English?...

:o

Intelligence, savvy would be the way I'd use it, but English is not my first language.

DrJules
09-05-2006, 06:56 AM
If Berdych can handle the J-Block, he'll win.

Is the J-Block a mental asylum. :devil:

Apemant
09-05-2006, 01:30 PM
Even though I like Blake, I can't help rooting for Birdman to win in 5. So they both come at the perfect top spot of their 5-setter lists :devil:

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 01:39 PM
Apemant, you are a nasty character with that above post, but I like it.

its.like.that
09-05-2006, 03:12 PM
I just received info that Berdych will win in 4 sets.

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!!

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 03:15 PM
Thanks for that Jimbo, so when my bet doesn't come through I can come and visit you.

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 05:36 PM
I wonder when this one will get completed?

ShimSham
09-05-2006, 06:24 PM
I wonder when this one will get completed?
It might turn into a night match. :D

tangerine_dream
09-05-2006, 08:03 PM
From tennis-x:

James Blake faces Tomas Berdych in a match-up between the player who holds the Open Era record for the greatest number of five-set victories with no defeats, and the man who shares the worst five-set record in the Open Era (Berdych 9-0 in five-setters, but Blake 0-9). Berdych is 0-5 career against Top 10 players at Slams.

Will be interesting to see who throws off their monkey first. I hope it's Blake. But if he wants to keep beating players in 3- and 4- sets that's fine with me too. :p

Pfloyd
09-05-2006, 10:45 PM
yeah, this is so cliche but.....Blake in 5 hehehe :devil:

its.like.that
09-06-2006, 03:29 AM
Thanks for that Jimbo, so when my bet doesn't come through I can come and visit you.

Sure thing.

You, Flava and Dylan could perhaps share a cab to my place?

This would facilitate some great conversation.

Action Jackson
09-06-2006, 03:44 AM
Sure thing.

You, Flava and Dylan could perhaps share a cab to my place?

This would facilitate some great conversation.

Yes, it would and probably the better bet is when this match will get played.

Fedex
09-06-2006, 04:45 AM
Blake has the edge in experience, and the crowd behind him so I will go with him in 4 sets.

Fedex
09-06-2006, 04:46 AM
For those who don't know these are the 5 set records.

Blake is 0-9
Berdych is 9-0
I knew about Blake's record, but I did not realize that Berdych was that good in 5 set matches! :eek:

Action Jackson
09-06-2006, 04:48 AM
I knew about Blake's record, but I did not realize that Berdych was that good in 5 set matches! :eek:

It's all in my best of 5 thread and his victims.

I think it's time for the Berdman to step up in the Slams, he has been solid in the last 2 events.

mrserenawilliams
09-06-2006, 07:02 AM
I say Blake in 4 and losing the only set he loses in a breaker.

yomike
09-06-2006, 12:09 PM
James has not impress me in this tournament so I'll say Berdie in four.

Fumus
09-06-2006, 08:22 PM
bumP!

Love all...this is gonna be alot of hitting.

R.Federer
09-06-2006, 09:52 PM
If it ain't a 5-setter then it ain't birdy
Doesn't look like the T-Bird will come up W today. Unless James cannot hold out a 4-0 and 2 set lead.

Mistaflava
09-06-2006, 10:19 PM
easiest win Blake will have all tournament



yup it was...