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WWW Cincy QF: Nadal vs. Berdych

Fiberlight1
08-21-2009, 01:18 AM
4-3 in the H2h for Nadal.

What do you think?

rjmartin
08-21-2009, 01:19 AM
Berdych for me

Johnny Groove
08-21-2009, 01:20 AM
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rubbERR
08-21-2009, 01:21 AM
Nadal easily, two sets

green25814
08-21-2009, 01:21 AM
Hopefully nadal

moon language
08-21-2009, 01:25 AM
Good chance for Berdych on this court. Then again it's Berdych so there's just as much chance he'll lose in spectacular fashion.

Sunset of Age
08-21-2009, 01:26 AM
Difficult one for me, even the more as I happen to like both players... :help:

Raf in three is my guess right now.

GlennMirnyi
08-21-2009, 01:29 AM
Mugdych will revert to his usual clownish level and dress up in the pink ballerina suit.

shotgun
08-21-2009, 01:32 AM
I love their matches. :worship:

Nadal is the favourite, but Berdych has a better chance than usual because of the surface. H2H on Decoturf is 2-0 for him.

roberthenman
08-21-2009, 01:55 AM
Berdych

ForehandWinner
08-21-2009, 02:11 AM
Rafa

Johnny Groove
08-21-2009, 02:14 AM
Bery bery bad

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Bad Religion
08-21-2009, 02:40 AM
Not even against his famous roasters Nadal is behind in the h2h

HKz
08-21-2009, 02:58 AM
Will be a very interesting and fun match to watch. Berdych has 3 wins and 1 loss against Nadal on hardcourts, while Nadal has defeated Berdych the last 3 times they have played and they played once on each surface as well during those encounters. Berdych has looked pretty sharp this week and he played quite well at Wimbledon to make the fourth round even though he did bow out to Roddick pretty easily. I have to say this match is 50/50 because of their previous matches, Berdych's current solid form and Nadal's rusty form. I think if Nadal starts off the match in similar fashion as his matches against Seppi and Mathieu, Berdych will at least take the first set because he is obviously a much bigger server than Nadal's prior matches. It feels like a similar matchup to the Nadal vs Del Potro match last week.

MalwareDie
08-21-2009, 03:15 AM
Berdych will probably choke away countless opportunities.

Guga_fan
08-21-2009, 03:20 AM
Not even against his famous roasters Nadal is behind in the h2h
He is against Nalbandian.

Fiberlight1
08-21-2009, 03:28 AM
He is against Nalbandian.

And 0-1 against the Gooch ;)

FiBeR
08-21-2009, 03:37 AM
Mugdych will revert to his usual clownish level and dress up in the pink ballerina suit.

watch it Gu :(
we re talking about Tomas here :p

Clay Death
08-21-2009, 03:41 AM
The way MTF talk about Berdych, Tsonga , Soderling , Youznyi , Del Pony as expert Nadal roasters , you would think that Nadal is trail in the h2h against them and it is the opposite

granted that the Clay Monster is out of shape, out of confidence, and his right knee is still hurting, he still has the knowledge that he has won the last 3 matches against him.

that might have some bearing on the match. we will just have to see.

if the clay monster can take care of his serve and then create a break opportunity or 2 on Berdych`s serve, we may just have a match on our hands.

i think in that scenario, Berdych will go down.

i say that the clay monster simply must take care of his serve more than just obvious reasons:

he has not been returning well or he just drops it short. that wont work against Berdych. it is because of his weak return game that he simply must be able to take care of his serve or it will be long day at the office as they say.

that being said, its not an easy match for the clay monster at the moment.

straitup
08-21-2009, 03:49 AM
Nadal would sweep Berdych aside in a GS, but here Berdych has a chance...I'll say Nadal in 3 though

rofe
08-21-2009, 03:54 AM
Birdie has a chance if there is minimal wind. If it is windy like today he will get *****.

Leo
08-21-2009, 04:07 AM
Nadal in 2. No sweat. Berdych is still unproven mental midget.

whattheheck
08-21-2009, 05:18 AM
Nadal

Davodus
08-21-2009, 05:35 AM
Hope for Tomas, but don't expect it.

coonster14
08-21-2009, 05:47 AM
nadal in 3!!! :)

vamosinator
08-21-2009, 06:20 AM
Nadal worked this guy out long ago, another bunny.

ballbasher101
08-21-2009, 06:29 AM
Too bad that this match is not being played in Spain as it would be nice to see Berdych silencing the crowd again :devil:. That said I expect Berdych the ballbasher to win in 3.

Tennisman82
08-21-2009, 06:44 AM
Nadal in 3. Could be tough for Nadal if Berdych is serving big.

Tennisman82.

vamosinator
08-21-2009, 06:59 AM
Nadal has won 3 straight matches v Berdych, on all different surfaces. Bye-bye-birdy.

Plus I think we should also taken into account that Nadal is physically and mentally fresher than all his opponents right now. Basically the opposite of last year.

HattonWBA
08-21-2009, 07:08 AM
Nadal in 3 Sets

tea
08-21-2009, 07:45 AM
Should Tomas play an OK game with no chokes involved, he will school Rafito badly. Not gonna happen though. So I say the former world's no.1 will win in 3.:D

vamosinator
08-21-2009, 07:52 AM
No way could Birdman win a tie-breaker from Nadal, its straight sets Nadal. The rustyness was shookoff v Del Potro, the clutch factor has returned.

Rafa#Uno:-)
08-21-2009, 08:01 AM
:)
well rafa is not 100% yet but I hope he will be there and last match clearly better than against Seppi.
I think after an injury you are not mentally 100% you have trouble trusting its okay so to speak.
Berdysh is a fantastic hard hitter reminds me of him loosing to Fed despite crashing him in the beginning.
Well I think Berdysh doesnt like defensive players
he is the kind of player who likes hardhitters.....

:devil:

Audacity
08-21-2009, 08:08 AM
Birdman.

thalle
08-21-2009, 08:28 AM
I think Nadal.

Certinfy
08-21-2009, 09:17 AM
Berdych in 3.

vamosinator
08-21-2009, 09:40 AM
Does Nadal get to play Federer in the semi of Cincy?

decrepitude
08-21-2009, 09:45 AM
Does Nadal get to play Federer in the semi of Cincy?
No. How could he, when they are seeded 1 & 2? :confused:

vamosinator
08-21-2009, 09:46 AM
Oh I thought Murray may have been seeded ahead of Nadal, guess not. I love the concept of Federer and Nadal meeting in semis from now on.

buzz
08-21-2009, 10:10 AM
Oh I thought Murray may have been seeded ahead of Nadal, guess not. I love the concept of Federer and Nadal meeting in semis from now on.

If Nadal wins09usopen and federer and murray the semi or something, I think fed and rafa will be 1&2 seed again. So be carefull with rooting for rafa to much;)

vamosinator
08-21-2009, 10:13 AM
If Nadal wins09usopen and federer and murray the semi or something, I think fed and rafa will be 1&2 seed again. So be carefull with rooting for rafa to much;)

Yeah Federer and Murray are defending a lot of points so maybe the ideal thing would be for Federer and Murray to lose in the 1st week and it be 1. Nadal 2. Murray 3. Federer. Federer tends to get a 5setter early in slams these days so it could happen, although it would be best for Nadal to get to play Federer so its not a hollow slam victory.

Bargearse
08-21-2009, 10:15 AM
I'm really angry with Berdshit at the moment. He makes me mad. I wrote him off and then he goes and beats carrot top. :( Wish he'd beat Nadal too, but that's not going to happen.

buzz
08-21-2009, 10:18 AM
Yeah Federer and Murray are defending a lot of points so maybe the ideal thing would be for Federer and Murray to lose in the 1st week and it be 1. Nadal 2. Murray 3. Federer. Federer tends to get a 5setter early in slams these days so it could happen, although it would be best for Nadal to get to play Federer so its not a hollow slam victory.

If Fed and Murray both lose at the first round, federer will be ranked higher than Murray. :ras:;)

vamosinator
08-21-2009, 10:33 AM
If Fed and Murray both lose at the first round, federer will be ranked higher than Murray. :ras:;)

It would be virtually impossible for them to lose the 1st round, but first week is very possible for at least one of them to lose. We'll see, Murray doesn't seem to play well with expectations in slams and Federer seems to keep getting a 5setter early these days. I think of Murray,Federer,Nadal it is Nadal who is least likely to drop sets early in slams. Even when Nadal was worn-out in last year's US Open he only dropped one set before the semis I think. And didn't drop a set before the Verdasco semi Down Under. From a Nadal-fan perspective it will be just as interesting watching Murray/Federer as it is Nadal, considering how close the rankings are and the number of points being defended. Season Ending Championship too, Nadal isn't defending anything in that, so his progress will have major ranking implications and he'll enter it relatively fresh compared to previous years.

MariaV
08-21-2009, 10:39 AM
Berdych, NID. :shrug:

Tutu
08-21-2009, 11:57 AM
Lets do this Tomas!! In 2! I believe.

Bilbo
08-21-2009, 12:00 PM
Nadal has to play a lot better to beat real deal Berdych


































NOT

R. Nadal in 2

Julio
08-21-2009, 12:27 PM
Ber-Dyck in 2.

TMJordan
08-21-2009, 01:22 PM
Berdych better show up tonight. If he doesn't he's a real asshole.

ExcaliburII
08-21-2009, 01:24 PM
you on berdshit, jordann?

TMJordan
08-21-2009, 01:26 PM
Yes. Meaning he won't show up.

ExcaliburII
08-21-2009, 01:28 PM
Berdshit likes playing Nadal, I dont think he wont show up...

River
08-21-2009, 01:32 PM
Nadal?

*shrugs* Either looks like they'll lose next round anyways.

selyoink
08-21-2009, 02:44 PM
If Berdych mans up then he will beat Nadull into oblivion. That is the case with any competent player on a hardcourt against Nadull though. Nadull is helpless on a hardcourt unless his opponents bow down to him.

betowiec
08-21-2009, 02:48 PM
birdman

Bilbo
08-21-2009, 02:57 PM
If Berdych mans up then he will beat Nadull into oblivion. That is the case with any competent player on a hardcourt against Nadull though. Nadull is helpless on a hardcourt unless his opponents bow down to him.

that's why nadal won a slam on hardcourt while berdych has done jackshit.

vamosinator
08-21-2009, 11:51 PM
Berdshit likes playing Nadal, I dont think he wont show up...

Nadal won their last 3 encounters, I doubt Berd likes playing Nadal :eek:

Bilbo
08-22-2009, 10:28 AM
nice prediction by MTF on this match as usual :lol: berdych most overrated player ever.