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Old 02-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #76
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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
Are we talking about the same Safarova?
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:29 PM   #77
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Default Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?

Safarova is attractive
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The top 4 and consistency.
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Lack of:

-brain
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-huge and EFFICIENT serve
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Lack of:

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-talent
Are you serious? - brain- he is thinking much more than before, but ok he is not mentally up there with top 4, balls-ok, consistency - since last year he is pretty consistent guy and last 3 seriusly? who has bigger serve from top 4? nobody - Roger has probably better serve thanks to variety and good 2nd, but bigger serve nobody and better maybe Roger, volleys- besides Roger and Jo and Mardy he is 4th best volleyer in current top 10, he is for sure one of better volleyers on the tour.

About talent no words - he is one of hardest hitting on the tour- flat clean shots, he is very talented guy for sure with average movement, deffense and return and bellow average mentall toughness it must be talent that keeps him up there in top 10 don´t you think?
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Default Re: What is stopping Berdych from becoming a Top 4?

Another thing is the court speed. He's not a defender or a baseline grinder. He needs a court he can hit through to play his best tennis.

You can say that equals lack of intelligence ("just a ball basher") if you want I guess. But he has some damn pretty ground strokes to my eye. Flawless technique.
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He is not winning many titles compared to the top 4. So much for his talent.
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He needs to hit the ball harder. I don't think he hits it hard enough.
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Intelligence?

Intelligence and tennis have nothing to do with each other.
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Lack of:

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I think Berdych is going to win Rotterdam this week. Federer doesn't look like himself, I suspect a niggling injury (the warranty's expired) and honestly, Berdych is starting to look more focused and consistent this year. His confidence must be at an all-time high, he just won a title and he didn't do too badly at the Australian Open. If the conditions are right and if there are no pressing mental or physical problems, I can't see anybody giving him too much trouble except for Del Potro. JMDP has a good chance to win this tournament too but I haven't had a chance to see him play since Australia.

I'd pay good money to see a match between Berdych and JMDP, those two are just going to crush the ball.
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What's above his shoulders.

More so than any other Top 10 player, he's suspectible to moments where you can't help but yell at the TV "What is wrong with you!" Whether it's the mess at the end of the Almagro match at AO or losing to Stephane Robert first round of a major! His stretch at the French Open and Wimbledon in 2010 shows there's great upside but he's just not consistent with his shots in big matches.
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What's above his shoulders.

More so than any other Top 10 player, he's suspectible to moments where you can't help but yell at the TV "What is wrong with you!" Whether it's the mess at the end of the Almagro match at AO or losing to Stephane Robert first round of a major! His stretch at the French Open and Wimbledon in 2010 shows there's great upside but he's just not consistent with his shots in big matches.
Just to comment on that Robert lost, there's not much Berdych could have done in the last 3 sets. I mean Robert was literally unplayable off the ground and it was some of the craziest tennis I've ever seen (and I'm not even the only one to say this). I mean in the 5th Berdych was literally only winning points with his serve and in the end Robert hit 3 return winners off his first serve as well as countless off his 2nd to get the match winning break.
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Safarova is attractive
For your standards. I see way more attractive women each day.
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