2014 US Open QF: Berdych vs. Cilic

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  1. TheMusicLover

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    Congrats to Cilic, great play!

    As for Berdych, herewith about the definition of Good Bloody Riddance. Bu-bye and don't forget to post your feelings on twitter, :lol:
    CLOWN.
     
  2. tennis_pro

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    Be careful what you ask for.
     
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  3. ACE of Hearts

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    Yes its been easy for joker as well.His only tough match wad murray and he gets two days off to recharge his batteries
     
  4. Feather

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    He started a thread, Djokovic v/s Berdych final just to irritate Federer fans :lol:

    The thread was an utter fail and fortunately for him it was deleted
     
  5. ACE of Hearts

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    Federer has a tough match tonight with monfils.First get through that match
     
  6. Djokovic2011

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    Djokovic already has a positive H2H against Federer in the Slams.
     
  7. DRII

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    Cilic looks like a human Luigi brother...
     
  8. Hood_Man

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    Berdych is out?? Dammit, I missed this just so I could watch Obama drive past me in a car :(

    No hard feeling Berdy, you're just a bit of a nightmare for Fed these days in Bo5.
     
  9. Mr.Snrub

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    Djokovic and Federer are 6-6 in slams:

    Fed: AO '07, FO '11, WO '12, USO '07, '08, '09
    Djokovic: AO '08, '11, FO '12, WO '14, USO '10, '11

    Djokovic fans are too much. Can't even get basic facts straight =/
     
  10. tennis_pro

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    You mean 6>6?

    Btw it's kinda sad that Djokovic has met Federer 10 times in the Slams after 2007 and he still can't lead the h2h.
     
  11. Djokovic2011

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    It's not negative either is it? And why sad? After all I thought Federer was supposed to be the GOAT, no? :-?
     
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    Since beating him in the final of Rotterdam at the start of the year, Berdych has now lost in straight sets to Cilic at the last 2 Slams (3rd round Wimbledon and quarter-final of USO). That's some revenge for the in-form Croat!

    Cilic now makes his 2nd ever Slam semi-final (1st was more than 4 and a half years ago at 2010 AO ).
     
  13. pame

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    Damn! These Bulzilla/NadalRecord doppelgangers keep crawling out of the woodwork every couple of months:shock:
     
  14. ACE of Hearts

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    Berdych couldnt buy a first serve.That hurt him.40 percent in the first set.
     
  15. TheMusicLover

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    Yeah, they're 'like an army', copyright TDK :lol:
     
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  16. Hitman

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    My favorite moment in all of tennis history. :)
     
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    Happy for Marin. :)

    Now I'll be rooting for whoever reaches the final from this half of the draw.
     
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    Better than the likes of Monfed/Mayonaise/Fatherer etc.......:twisted:
     
  19. beast of mallorca

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    Happy for Cilic !! May he reach the finals this US Open :)
     
  20. conway

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    The match was never on Berdych's raquet. Just look at the stats. Cilic had more errors in the match, and 3 times as many in the 3rd set. He still won in straight sets.
     
  21. conway

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    Yeah and the idea Djokovic was more in his prime than Federer in 2008-2010 is just :lol:
     
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    Yeah Nishkori did beat Stan but he going to be as **** against Novak as Cilic against Fed.

    It okay if Djokodal have easy paths but not Federer. Stupid Nadal/Djokovic fans.
     
  23. conway

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    Cilic is actually a real threat to Federer in the form he showed today. I would give him atleast a 40% shot if that is the semifinal.

    Nishikori has a 0.4% chance to beat Djokovic, all things considered.
     
  24. WhiskeyEE

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    It's actually funny how even the draws turned out. It'd say Nishikori and Cilic are around even. Kohlschreiber and Bautista likewise.

    Only round Novak had harder than Fed was QF, but to date the only top 20 players Murray has beaten this year are Tsonga, Isner, and Anderson so I don't know how much better he is than Monfils right now.
     
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    IMO a very fesh and confident Cilic is far more dangerous than a fatigued grinder like Nishikori, who has no weapons to beat a top player who doesnt self destruct even if he were fresh (and I like Nishikori alot but lets be real).
     
  26. ACE of Hearts

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    Well berdych didnt exactly serve great.He didnt get in alot of first serves.40 percent in set 1 and 2
     
  27. dunlop_fort_knox

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    biggest change in cilic is his serve. it has turned into big a weapon. far more 1st serves going in. hitting spots. very good second serve kicker. he also defends better than he used to. he's using the slice more. and is mentally stronger.
     
  28. conway

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    I dont understand how people can watch a match like today and somehow conclude Federer is getting the "weaker" opponent. Cilic and Berdych are both predominantly just ball bashers and Cilic is a much better and more powerful one these days than Berdych is, with a much better serve, and better movement. That is obvious.
     
  29. dunlop_fort_knox

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    fed has 2 tough matches even before the final. he should get through them. but they won't be easy unless monfee simply does a no show. and that's always possible.
     
  30. dunlop_fort_knox

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    cilic is in better form than berdych. I don't think fed is relieved to see him there in the semis.
     
  31. WhiskeyEE

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    If he keeps it together mentally, Cilic is one of the best players in the world and I'd agree. But I expect Nishikori to hold it together mentally better than Cilic in a big match like this.
     
  32. mike danny

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    Federer in 2010 was hardly in his prime
     
  33. conway

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    I agree. IMO the end of Federer's prime was the 2010 Australian Open, and the end of his peak was the 2007 Australian Open. I just meant relative to Djokovic he was still closer, as 2010 was the worst year of tennis of Djokovic's career of the whole 2007-2014 period (and we will probably be saying the whole 2007-2018 or longer years from now). Then 2008 and 2009 go without saying, especialy 2009.
     
  34. conway

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    OK I see your point. However Cilic should be the one holding it together in a match like this as he is far more experienced than Nishikori still at this point. He has a pretty weak mentality if he cant.

    BTW I am not predicting Cilic to make the final, I just see him, atleast game wise and freshness wise, a bigger threat than Nishikori (even if Djokovic wasn't a harder opponent than Federer ATM, which he is anyway).
     
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    Ahhhh, always great when Bird Brain goes down. Of the players on the men's side that I don't like-the entire Spanish Armada, especially you-know-who, Murray, and Bird Brain, they're all gone. Maybe Bird Brain will head home and gush about Nadal's comeback.
     
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  37. Bobby Jr

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    Seeing Cilic clean Berdych's clock like this was one of the most satisfying matches I've seen in ages. I rate Cilic a lot, he should have achievement more by now and hopefully this is the start of a good run for him.
     
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