Berdych, a silent threat? AO 2013

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Will Berdych take one of the top 4 out of AO 2013?

Poll closed Jan 28, 2013.
  1. Yes. It's his time.

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  2. No. No chance.

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  1. Relinquis

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    Berdych has progressed stealthy so far without dropping a single set in any of his Australian Open matches.

    Yet very few posters are mentioning his name! He's up against Kevin Anderson in the fourth round.

    Who do you think will stand in his way? Will he take one of the top 4 seeds out of this slam?
     
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  2. Prisoner of Birth

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    I always thought he was a threat for a Slam. But I'm gonna wait till he beats Djokovic before I start to fancy his chances.
     
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  3. MindoverMatter

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    I'm not even joking, I didn't even think Berdych was in the AO - I thought he withdrew for some reason and this was a trolling thread. I stopped after I opened it and looked up the draw to make sure, and there he is! You're right about the silent part at least.

    Even now I'm thinking this is all some sort of elaborate prank. How have I not noticed?
     
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  4. merwy

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    If the #5 seed withdrew for some reason, don't you think you would have heard somewhere? Most of the time not hearing anything about a top seed means he's still in the draws.
     
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  5. ruerooo

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    He's never a silent threat. He's usually a whiny loudmouth.
    Seems like maybe he took that to heart and decided to stay out of the press this tournament, at least till he gets to the quarters (if he does).

    I'd like to see K. Anderson take him out. But the five-setter against FeVer may have gutted him, so I have my doubts.
     
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  6. Homeboy Hotel

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    I've said it twice, but I'll say it again.

    Berdych on hard courts = lurking threat.

    He took out Fed at USO, he took the first set vs Nadal last year and threatened with set points with a two sets to love lead.

    However, considering how well Djokovic has been playing it'll take a miracle or a considerable fall in quality for Berdych to be able to beat him. Nevertheless, a Berdych win would be exciting for the top half of the draw.
     
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  7. West Coast Ace

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    I voted Yes. Not sure it's 'his time'. And wouldn't put any money on it - unless I got some huge number. But if things play out - e.g. Djokovic has a bad day - it could happen. Remember that despite the SF at the USO, he still has the H2H on Murray if they were the final. And he's beaten Fed twice at majors. And he's been in a final so he probably wouldn't be completely freaked out.
     
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  8. Clarky21

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    Berdych can move as stealthly as he wants to because if he gets to Cvac, he's donzo.
     
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  9. TheF1Bob

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    Novak would of have to play like Murray for Berdych to have any chances winning that match. 8)
     
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    Berdych lost to Murray :lol:
     
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  11. TheF1Bob

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    Mother Nature* defeated Berdych. 8)

    *Not Andy Murray's mum.
     
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    Seems legit. :lol:

    3-0 on hard court for Andy in 2012...
     
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  13. sportsfan1

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    Djoker is a bad matchup for the Berd, he's 1-11 against Djok.
     
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    Just thank your lucky stars that Fed will deal with Tomic for you and your hero. :cool:
     
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    I suspect it will take more than the "Davis Cup bounce" to win it all...still, stranger things have happened.
     
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  16. Gonzo_style

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    Mr. Anderson will take him down
     
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  17. bluetrain4

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    Of course. He is always a threat, as he has a big game, and is plenty experienced. He can take it to the top guys. But, IMO, he provides more of a threat to Murray and Fed (at least based on past matches) than Djokovic and he's in Djokovic's quarter. But, if he's "on" and serving well, he can make it tough for anyone. That said, all I think he'll do is give Djokovic a good match, maybe take a set. I don't think he'll win.
     
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    0-4 h2h in '12...why should the trend change???
     
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    To make Cvac's cake draw even more cake?
     
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  20. veroniquem

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    Obviously Djoko will stand in his way. He would have a better chance if he was in Fed's half. Not a good draw from his perspective.
     
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  21. stringertom

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    Actually, 1-4 > 1-11...Anderson has improved much since the lone win @'08 Key Biscayne.
     
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  22. ruerooo

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    Barely. I was at that match. MAndy earned his win in the final, but I wasn't at all sure he was going to even make it to the final. It took him forever to close it out.
     
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  23. Relinquis

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    Am i right that he plays Djokovic if they both win their next matches?

    interesting... I think he has a chance to pull an upset. What's Novak's form like? It seems like it's been business as usual so far.
     
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