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WWW AO QF: Djokovic (3) vs. Berdych (6)

n8
01-23-2011, 05:49 AM
Huge match here. Djokovic leads the head-to-head 4-1 but Berdych won their only Grand Slam match in straight sets at Wimbledon last year. Both have only dropped one set so far.

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iriraz
01-23-2011, 05:55 AM
It would be interesting in what conditions the match will be played.If it is in the midday hot conditions then it would favour Berdych but if it is during the night session then it would favour Djokovic

Seingeist
01-23-2011, 05:55 AM
This is a really tough one to call. My heart and my head both say Djokovic, but I would not be shocked if Berdych took him out (and there's actually no player that I would rather see do it). I will be rooting for the winner of this match for the remainder of the tournament.

Both were in very good form tonight.

One of the best matches of the tournament, I think.

tests
01-23-2011, 05:57 AM
i fully expect berdych to bring the heat and djokovic to choke

shiaben
01-23-2011, 05:59 AM
The winner gets to **** Federer, given his ugly performance against Boredo.

Both these guys have some nice statistics and performances.

I'm going to go with a Djokovic win in 5 toughly fought sets.

I can't see a person of this caliber losing to the same player 2x, Djokovic I'm sure has improved greatly and has also learned mistakes from their previous encounter at Wimbledon.

FlameOn
01-23-2011, 06:01 AM
Nole in 4.

green25814
01-23-2011, 06:03 AM
Probably Nole. But if Berdych is 'on' he could take it.

foul_dwimmerlaik
01-23-2011, 06:04 AM
H2h is Djokovic 4-0 on hard, he's playing better than at Wimbledon, he's fresh and the surface favors him more. Djoko in 4.

Il Primo Uomo
01-23-2011, 06:06 AM
Tomas. Novak can't barely handle big servers in this tournament anymore. Lost to Roddick and Tsonga since his victory. He'll find a way to choke while Tomas will come as the underdog without any pressure.

Certinfy
01-23-2011, 06:07 AM
Depends if it's a day or night session I suppose.

coonster14
01-23-2011, 06:14 AM
If it's night session (and Nole doesn't eat any bad pasta)- I'll go with Nole in 4.

If it's day session- really a toss-up, but 55:45 to Berdy.

I want Nole to win, that Wimbledon SF last year was just Nole playing extremely nervously, he had problems with his serve at that time. Hopefully it will be a very good match to watch. :)

henke007
01-23-2011, 06:16 AM
Bird in 4 sets

freeandlonely
01-23-2011, 06:18 AM
Nole in 4. Could go either way though.

Art&Soul
01-23-2011, 06:20 AM
Tomas in 4

tektonac
01-23-2011, 06:22 AM
nole in 4.

ApproachShot
01-23-2011, 06:25 AM
Nole in 4 seems to be the likely outcome here. Of course Berdych at his best can beat Nole handily if the is a little off colour but can he bring that consistency alongside pace and accuracy throughout the duration of the match?

They have both looked strong especially on serve, but I feel that Djokovic will be able to counter Berdych's offensive tennis with good defensive play and penetrating ground strokes of his own.

Corey Feldman
01-23-2011, 06:32 AM
Nole in 1.5

finishingmove
01-23-2011, 06:35 AM
Can't see anything but Djokovic in 3

Allez
01-23-2011, 06:35 AM
Nole in 4.

LinkMage
01-23-2011, 06:42 AM
Djokovic in 4.

Seingeist
01-23-2011, 06:43 AM
Can't see anything but Djokovic in 3

Been watching Berdych lately?

paseo
01-23-2011, 06:45 AM
Berdych will take this. Trust me. Bet your house on it.

Dejan16
01-23-2011, 06:47 AM
Berdych will take this. Trust me. Bet your house on it.

:rolleyes:

solowyn
01-23-2011, 06:48 AM
H2h is Djokovic 4-0 on hard, he's playing better than at Wimbledon, he's fresh and the surface favors him more. Djoko in 4.
:yeah:
Going with the H2H also.

Djokovic in 4.

finishingmove
01-23-2011, 07:00 AM
Been watching Berdych lately?

Djokovic.

In three.

Seingeist
01-23-2011, 07:06 AM
Djokovic.

In three.

No one would enjoy that outcome more than me. ;)

It just looks like Berdy's got some of his mojo back.

I think Nole in 4, could be Berdych in 4 or 5 :shrug:.

Which Novak is gonna show?

Regenbogen
01-23-2011, 07:14 AM
Depends if it's a day or night session I suppose.
Inclined to agree with this. Even then it's still hard to call...leaning towards Djokovic at the moment.

ApproachShot
01-23-2011, 07:16 AM
No one would enjoy that outcome more than me. ;)

It just looks like Berdy's got some of his mojo back.

I think Nole in 4, could be Berdych in 4 or 5 :shrug:.

Which Novak is gonna show?

You have reason to be optimistic. It also looks like Nole's got some of his mojo back and if they are both 'on' during the match, Djokovic should prevail - because most things that Berdych can do, Djokovic can do slightly better.

Kiedis
01-23-2011, 07:21 AM
This is easy. Nole will force Berdych to act like a windscreen wiper, all the time running from one corner to another, and this will turn Berdych in Birdshit, as usual. The only salvation for Tomas is dominating the game playing very aggressively.

Topspindoctor
01-23-2011, 07:27 AM
Nole will be too consistent for Berdych. The only way for Berdych to win is to suddenly find his Wimbledon '10 form, but the chance of that happening is about 5%.

cheriamor
01-23-2011, 07:30 AM
I say Nole in 4... but if it is a night match it may only be in 3. This match will depend on the time of day it is played. Djokovic hates the heat and Berdych doesn't seem to mind it. I think it will be more of a challenge if it is played during the afternoon.

MalwareDie
01-23-2011, 07:39 AM
Day or night match?

Leo
01-23-2011, 07:41 AM
Nole will be too consistent for Berdych. The only way for Berdych to win is to suddenly find his Wimbledon '10 form, but the chance of that happening is about 5%.

His match today was the same quality.

For me the big difference is Djokovic. That loss to Berdych was one of the worst matches I've seen him play in a GS like that. He's so much more confident and hitting out now. But if Berdych pushes him around early, it could make Nole nervy and anxious. I think it's important that Djokovic start by serving well and playing aggressively - key is to vary his shot placement and expose Berdy's movement.

Leo
01-23-2011, 07:43 AM
Day or night match?

I think they'll want to give Federer another night match whether it's Roddick (especially) or Waw. So I'd think day for these two. But you never know with GS schedulers; often they surprise.

solowyn
01-23-2011, 07:53 AM
AO website says it'll be "cold and overcast" by the quarterfinals, anyway.

Ticker
01-23-2011, 08:48 AM
nole in 3

Blackbriar
01-23-2011, 09:47 AM
I give a chance to Berdych, in 4.

Rafa is the GOAT
01-23-2011, 10:47 AM
7-6 6-7 6-4 6-2 for Nole in a night session
in a day sesion i think taht they will play 5 sets but i dont know who is gonna win
Ah, what the hell! I go with Nole in 5 in a day session winning 4-6 7-6 6-3 3-6 6-1

A_Skywalker
01-23-2011, 10:56 AM
Djokovic is rested so much, I dont see physical problems for him even if its day match. As for the match, its roulette.

Guy Haines
01-23-2011, 11:01 AM
May the best man win, and without exhausting himself.

ossie
01-23-2011, 11:11 AM
this is a tough one, i think the joke will take this in a tight 5-set match.

RIboy
01-23-2011, 11:16 AM
this won't be a night session but still - Faker in 4

Sonja1989
01-23-2011, 11:19 AM
If Berdych plays so good as today he can win this match!

Start da Game
01-23-2011, 11:47 AM
berdych stands no chance........it will be a straight sets beating.......

zlaja777
01-23-2011, 12:25 PM
Novak in 3, maybe 4.

Zagor
01-23-2011, 12:27 PM
I think Novak in 4.

vn01
01-23-2011, 12:28 PM
Nole in 3

Langers
01-23-2011, 12:34 PM
Two of my favourites, can't believe they're meeting here, wish it was a SF at the very least.

Saw Bird 3 times in Melbourne, and Novak twice. Love both of them. Hate it when this happens.

Certinfy
01-23-2011, 12:46 PM
Just going to go with Berdych in 4, nearly every part of his game is working.

angela
01-23-2011, 12:50 PM
Tomas in 5

ImmzB
01-23-2011, 12:51 PM
Djokovic in 4.

samjones
01-23-2011, 01:13 PM
Tomas wins + Robin beats Andy = Robin Soderling #3 in the world.

Jaz
01-23-2011, 01:16 PM
Nole in 5

tennizen
01-23-2011, 03:00 PM
I think Nole in 4

ossie
01-23-2011, 04:19 PM
Tomas wins + Robin beats Andy = Robin Soderling #3 in the world.that would be epic :eek:

nole_no1
01-23-2011, 04:23 PM
Nole in 4
But i think he will choke so Nole in 5

«Ivan»
01-23-2011, 04:39 PM
Tomas. Novak can't barely handle big servers in this tournament anymore. Lost to Roddick and Tsonga since his victory. He'll find a way to choke while Tomas will come as the underdog without any pressure.

phew,dont dismis nole in such a manner.silly considering their h2h.i like berdych,i'm hoping to see great match but ^^^is unacceptable.fanboyish so much.

am i right jase?

LocoPorElTenis
01-23-2011, 04:42 PM
Djokovic in 3 or 4 sets.

«Ivan»
01-23-2011, 04:42 PM
Which Novak is gonna show?

the usual one.

Certinfy
01-23-2011, 06:04 PM
phew,dont dismis nole in such a manner.silly considering their h2h.i like berdych,i'm hoping to see great match but ^^^is unacceptable.fanboyish so much.

am i right jase?
Well both of you are partly right, it's actually a valid point regarding Djokovic struggling with big servers here and considering how well Berdych is serving then well Djokovic could well struggle again. But yeah no doubt their H2H favours Djokovic but in a way that adds to Berdych having less pressure and could make him play better, I mean his biggest wins have come when having hardly any pressure on him :shrug: It'll be a great match if both play well and that's all I hope for so lets just wait and see the match :)

guga2120
01-23-2011, 06:06 PM
Novak in 4.

Vida
01-23-2011, 06:35 PM
will be tough. nole in 4.

shiaben
01-23-2011, 06:48 PM
Well both of you are partly right, it's actually a valid point regarding Djokovic struggling with big servers here and considering how well Berdych is serving then well Djokovic could well struggle again. But yeah no doubt their H2H favours Djokovic but in a way that adds to Berdych having less pressure and could make him play better, I mean his biggest wins have come when having hardly any pressure on him :shrug: It'll be a great match if both play well and that's all I hope for so lets just wait and see the match :)

Djokovic use to have that problem in the past.

But I think now he's overcame it.

If you saw the USO2010, he had to bring difficult serves from the likes of Rafa, and was able to break Rafa's gigantic serve 3-4x.

The Djokovic of the past wouldn't be able to do that.

allpro
01-23-2011, 07:12 PM
t-berd with the upset in five.

edit: night match so no breathing or heat related issues for nole. djoker in five.

Nole fan
01-23-2011, 08:15 PM
Their Wimbledon match doesn't mean much since at that time Djokovic was serving like shit and he was low on confidence. That was also one of his worst matches at a GS.
So no, that won't be a repeat. And Nole has beaten Berdy easily the last two times they have played.
So I say Nole in 3 or 4 if he serves and plays aggressively. :yeah:

Horatio Caine
01-23-2011, 08:29 PM
The Wimbledon discussion is interesting. I agree with others in that Djokovic wasn't in good shape for that match. He wasn't at the height of his serving problems (when he was serving double faults galore), but he still lacked confidence in that area of his game, and that was particularly dangerous against a big server like Berdych. Moreover, this was a grass court match...arguably Djokovic's least favourite surface, and a surface on which Berdych's flat grounds would be lethal if he was playing well (as he was).

More interesting is that this will probably be a day match, which would give Berdych a bit more of a chance (and a night match would help Wawrinka in the other QF...). However, he has to play a very good match to have a real chance. Djokovic is a lot more confident now (than he was in June last year), has beaten Berdych twice on hard courts in recent months and loves this type of surface, and Berdych had struggled for months in the run-up to this event. Sure, he has performed well this week (against ideal opponents), but it wouldn't surprise me if his game falls apart at the first sign of trouble. He isn't the sort of player I'd expect to suddenly recover from a deep slump at the click of a finger.

My gut says Djokovic.

Mr. Oracle
01-23-2011, 08:34 PM
Changed my mind.

Nole in 4 !!

AJDE BRE !!

Chartreuse
01-23-2011, 08:34 PM
Nole. This is not grass...

DrJules
01-23-2011, 09:40 PM
Djokovic in 3/4 sets.

Although the match will be determined by the hitting of Berdych I feel the slow speed of the court will take the sting out of his greater serving and groundstroke power and enable Djokovic to keep the ball in play long enough for Berdych to miss. Overall the superior movement and mental toughness will eclipse the superior ball hitting of Berdych.

My uncertainty is if Berdych plays like he did against Federer at Wimbedon. If he repeats that exceptional form he will win.

Mechlan
01-23-2011, 10:33 PM
If Djokovic is aggressive, he controls the outcome. Novak's problem in the Wimbledon SF was that he expected to win playing his normal level and he really let Tomas take it to him rather than being aggressive and exposing Berdych's worse mobility. If this match is played during the day, Berdych has a great shot since his balls will fly through the court a little better and Novak can struggle in the heat. Will be a very interesting match.

stewart
01-23-2011, 10:42 PM
Nole in 4 sets. I think it is important for him to win the very first set. Berdych seems to be playing really well and Nole needs to try his best to be able to read his big serves well. It's true that Nole lost to Berdych in Wimbledon last year, but Nole is in a much better form now than he was when he last played Berdych. You can see the determination in his eyes, how much he wants to win every match. Nole is also showing much less frustration when making mistakes on court, he quickly brushes away whatever was bothering him and focuses on the next point immediately. It will be an exciting match to watch, and I hope to see another semifinal match between Nole and Federer.

Chartreuse
01-24-2011, 01:03 PM
Night match so this favors Nole...

Nole fan
01-24-2011, 01:28 PM
Night match so this favors Nole...

:woohoo:

He plays completely different at night.

iriraz
01-24-2011, 01:37 PM
If it was during the day i would have made Berdych the slight favourite but during the evening when the conditions are slower it should favour Djokovic.

Raulito7
01-24-2011, 02:13 PM
Berdych said for czech media: "I feel on top of my form and I will bring my A game against Nole. We'll see what happen."

I am from Czech Republic so my heart tells me Berdych in 3, but my brain tells me that this macth will be battle. So I have to say Berdych in 5.

Certinfy
01-24-2011, 02:14 PM
Playing at night tomorrow isn't that bad, I'm sure Berdych will manage to keep a higher level of play during the night than during the day.

TheRafaelNadal
01-24-2011, 02:25 PM
Berdych destroyed him at Wimbledon, however i think Grass suited Berdych more. Jokervic in 4.

MIMIC
01-24-2011, 02:36 PM
Djoker was sooooooooooo passive at Wimbledon. I think he was surprised to even BE in a semi-final, and even more surprised that he had to face the person who knocked out Federer. A deer in the headlights sort of thing. But credit to Berdych. He destroyed him.

He should probably feel more comfortable and at ease here.

Surcouf
01-24-2011, 02:38 PM
So many picks for Djokovic?

I have not been able to see him play. He is playing like in his USO form?

Big_Juicy
01-24-2011, 03:25 PM
At night, optimal weather conditions, and an in form Djokovic, he's very hard to beat when you take into account all this.

Nole in 4

Roger the Dodger
01-24-2011, 03:41 PM
They have both looked strong especially on serve, but I feel that Djokovic will be able to counter Berdych's offensive tennis with good defensive play and penetrating ground strokes of his own.

Well said. Berdych has good offensive strokes, but I expect Nole to play the bigger points better. He's also got the better tactical mind and more big-stage experience.

I think he'd clinch it in straights or 4.

MalwareDie
01-24-2011, 03:43 PM
Playing at night tomorrow isn't that bad, I'm sure Berdych will manage to keep a higher level of play during the night than during the day.

The Australian Open plays really slowly during the night. Berdych won't hit Djokovic off the court unless Djokovic is playing terribly.

Precision
01-24-2011, 03:55 PM
How can some guys compare a grass surface with the hardcourt @ AO...?! :kiss:

If it were a day session at 30°C with pure sun, I would clearly give Berdych an edge, but here @ night session @ 20°C, Novak will crush him in 3. maybe in 4.

Save your houses Amigos!!!

icecastle
01-24-2011, 07:20 PM
I'll say Nole in 5, Tomas is playing very well atm.

Everko
01-24-2011, 08:00 PM
The moon will turn green before Berdych wins this

TMJordan
01-25-2011, 04:25 AM
Almost 80% of you predict Djokovic.

Really?

tests
01-25-2011, 05:01 AM
cannot fucking wait until berdych destroys chokovic.

MilosSs
01-25-2011, 05:11 AM
cannot fucking wait until berdych destroys chokovic.

good for you

that should be around 2025

coonster14
01-25-2011, 05:12 AM
Night match, so Nole in 4 is my pick. I really want to watch Nole vs Roger in the SF, will be very interesting.

I only hope that Nole doesn't end up eating any bad pasta (like last year against Tsonga, god damn that was depressing to watch him lose a match in 5 sets that he had wrapped up in straights :()

TMJordan
01-25-2011, 05:15 AM
good for you

that should be around 2025

Well it already happened last year.

Seingeist
01-25-2011, 05:22 AM
I really want to watch Nole vs Roger in the SF, will be very interesting.

You're in luck! See USO 2007-10.

swebright
01-25-2011, 05:27 AM
I think it's going to be a good competitive match. Novak: it's about time for another slam. Tomas: he's confident.

Novak in 4.

Bagelicious
01-25-2011, 09:38 AM
Heart says Berdych, head says Nole, and right now it looks like head is right.