I attended both of Tomas’s matches and he’s playing really well. Obviously he hasn’t come up against great opponents but he’s beaten both with ease without breaking too much of a sweat. He’s serving well and his ground strokes and in fine form. He also attended Safarova’s 2nd and 3rd Round matches, giving her support.
He’s got a terrific cheer squad that have been to both his games offering him great support. The “Tomas Berdych Army” they like to call themselves. He enjoys their support and why wouldn’t he as they are quite entertaining.
Hopefully he continues to progress deep into the second week.
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN – Dmitry Tursunov may come off as goofy and easy going, but he doesn’t treat his body that way. The infamous ATP blogger and 21st seed has a torn tendon in his left wrist and may not be able to last in his third-round match against No. 13 Tomas Berdych on Saturday. In fact, a doctor has told him that he might only be good for three to four matches during the tournament before he risks excessive damage. Why he’s even competing when the whole year is in front of him is a very good question.
“I was thinking of pulling out of this one and I’m not really hoping for anything,” Tursunov told TennisReporters.net. "I feel the pain in my backhand. The doctor says I can’t rip it, but it’s getting damaged slowly. But if I feel too much pain, I’ll stop. If I reach the quarters, then I’ll start worrying. I’m going to go out and do my best but there is little I can do.”