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Old 02-14-2012, 09:44 PM   #61
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:53 PM   #62
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Bilbo is a beacon of objectivity when it comes to Berdych.


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I think he should volley more.
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He can volley well, people just look too much into that match against Nadal where he was awful though. Just look at his matches at IW vs Mayer or London vs Tsonga and it's clear he can volley very well, in fact in both those matches he was only winning points through going to the net.
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Slow courts for sure lol. If the courts are fast in the first place its a different story for Berdych's attackin game. This guy will only look forward to paris masters and indoor season every year.
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Berdy can certainly become Top four when Fed retires.
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Seriously though, Berdy, like all big hitters, is pretty streaky. When they are on, they can beat anyone, but they usually aren't on for several matches in row, much less a season. I kind doubt Soda, Del Po, and Tsonga have the consistency to be a top 4 more than a few weeks at a time.
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He's not good enough?
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Default Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?

Because he is selfless and is content with his position unlike the majority of the top 4 (Nadal, Djokovic, and Nadal). He is too sympathetic to take away from others so he remains at #7.
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1. High-risk game

He hits very flat shots so when his timing is on, everything is beautiful but when his timing is off there is no Plan B.

2. Hands of Stone

Was at that QF match that he had against Nadal and he really did not know what to do up at the net the few times he got up there. If someone can teach him how to construct points with the massive groundies and finish them off properly at net, he'd do much better.

3. Movement

Today's game is a game built on defense. The top 5 is full of players who can run you ragged around a court and hit forty shot rallies with you all day. He's too big and too tall to play their type of tennis; his best chance is to hit through them and then play his attacking game. This can work sometimes but not always.

4. Mental issues

Yes, he's beaten everybody in the top 5 but there's something that has not quite clicked in his head. He does not seem ready for prime time. That being said, he looks really dangerous this year like he wants to cause some damage. I tip him for Rotterdam.
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Variety and a plan B, if plan A is not working.
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Now that he´s not banging a monster like Safarova and he´s getting that hottie into bed day in and day out, I think he stands a chance
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Default Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?

Lack of talent obviously
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Default Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?

How about some big tournament wins and a brain?


Obviously the guy has talent. I don't share the opinion that he has a bad volley, he has pretty decent volleys.
The 1st serve is huge, the 2nd serve is one of the better ones on the tour as well.

I think I've heard somewhere that Berdych together with Soderling hits the ball with the most power of both wings so he has the power and talent.


However he needs to work on his mental thing.
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