Miami R2: Berdych def. Gimeno-Traver 5-7 7-6(3) 6-2

Action Jackson
03-23-2013, 11:46 PM
Not too bad from DGT, but once Berdych won the breaker he was never losing even though he gave DGT a few chances to break.

03-23-2013, 11:50 PM
Traver :hatoff:
As always pure agression, nice forehand. Interesting player
Good win for Tomas with average tennis. Must to play better in later rounds.

Li Ching Yuen
03-23-2013, 11:51 PM
Shame that DGT doesn't play like this more often. Looked like a solid Top30 player for almost two sets.

03-23-2013, 11:51 PM
Gimeno-Traver was great until mid way through the second set tiebreak, really was by far the better player until then.

Happy that Berdych upped his game in the third though. Should beat Falla/Verdasco playing like this but Raonic will destroy him if he doesn't improve soon.

Chris Kuerten
03-23-2013, 11:58 PM
That tie-break was one of the worst chokes I have ever seen :facepalm:

03-24-2013, 12:55 AM
Such matches show what's the main difference between good players and top guys like Berdych. Head.

Good players can have a nice day against a top guy but when it comes to crucial points towards the end of match - they melt down and the top guy suddenly starts playing at his best just when he needs it.

03-24-2013, 01:49 AM
Is Big Berd maturing as a player? Seems very consistent the last few weeks

03-24-2013, 01:50 AM
Berdych is coming off Dubai F and Indian Wells SF. Expecting good tourney here too :cheerleader:.

03-24-2013, 01:52 AM

I have Berdych winning the tournament in the draw challenge, guess that's not happening :rolls:

03-24-2013, 02:14 AM
good showing from DGT but Berdych won as he should

Henry Chinaski
03-24-2013, 04:12 AM
good signs for dgt ahead of clay season.

at a career high rank, in solid form and defending very few points in the coming months. chance to make progress.

though obviously nothing is certain with him. he could go 0-6 from here through roland garros and nobody would be too surprised

Sombrerero loco
03-24-2013, 09:42 AM
tomas =D a win is a win after all

03-24-2013, 10:31 AM
shaky win for Tomas