Rome 2013 SF : [5] Nadal vs [6] Berdych

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by sbengte, May 17, 2013.

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Predict the SF result

  1. Nadal wins in 2

    63.4%
  2. Nadal wins in 3

    19.5%
  3. Berd loses in 2

    9.8%
  4. Berd loses in 3

    7.3%
  1. mariecon

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    I've gotta hand it to you, you've certainly done your research.:shock:
     
  2. Terenigma

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    Berdych in straights 6-3, 7-5.

    ...yup.
     
  3. veroniquem

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    The most finals he's ever played before RG is 7 in 2009. Not that it brought him luck lol but this time all finals were on clay bar one so I'm hoping for a happier outcome...
     
  4. Towser83

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    hey its worth a shot Haha.
     
  5. malbaker86

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    Already has a break point....two of em for Nadal....
     
  6. malbaker86

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    Welp.....breaks em already
     
  7. Sorana fan

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    Good start
     
  8. Cesc Fabregas

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    Great start from Nadal.
     
  9. West Coast Ace

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    Berdych already with a blister issue after being broken to start. Not promising.

    Berdych, keep hitting to his FH - that's the ticket. (/sarcasm)
     
  10. malbaker86

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    It's early but Berdych already looks like a beaten man.....
     
  11. TheNatural

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    raf has the ball a string, bird man is stunned
     
  12. veroniquem

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    I like fast starts Rafa. Peachy.
     
  13. West Coast Ace

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    Birdman avoids the bagel!
     
  14. DRII

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    guess Nadal just wants to be insanely aggressive. I like it, but he won't win as many matches playing this way vs his status quo.

    with his knee problem and resulting hampered movement, he doesn't have much choice against top opponents.
     
  15. tennis_hack

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    You also start asking the opponent to "just go away" when they start playing well, lol.
     
  16. tennis_pro

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    Berdych should just retire when he's about to play Nadal.
     
  17. FedererDropShot

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    Will he avoid the Breadstick?

    I hope Berdych turns it on when Rafa serves for the match :(
     
  18. beast of mallorca

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    Berdman is doing great defense today. Good game
     
  19. veroniquem

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    Rafa: show Novak how it's done with the bird. He forgot :lol:
     
  20. malbaker86

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    I'm glad they're speaking on the time between points already......
     
  21. kalyan4fedever

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    This match might b more dull than fed-paire match no ?
     
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    shut up verno this match isn't even over
     
  23. TheNatural

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    moving the ball around beautifully to keep the bird off balance
     
  24. veroniquem

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    The first set is already half done :)
     
  25. beast of mallorca

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    Veron can be so arrogant sometimes.
     
  26. Hitman

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    The King is going to humilate Berdych, just as I predicted. LOL at anyone who actually thought Berdych stands a chance against the King.
     
  27. DRII

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    my goodness!
     
  28. Sorana fan

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    Good passings from Rafa
     
  29. kalyan4fedever

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    hahaha how rafa is owning big bird is laughable
     
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    Woooooooooooooooooooow
     
  31. DRII

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    Omg!!!!!!!!!!
     
  32. Sorana fan

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    4 - 1 First set almost closed
     
  33. Hitman

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    SICK!!!!! Berdych getting what he deserves.

    Breadstick still possible.
     
  34. beast of mallorca

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    Wow, great save by Rafito, 4-1
    Very aggressive play today by Nadal. Gulbis got him angry. :)
     
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    Nadal is dictating almost every point, what a contrast from the Gulbis match.
     
  36. TheNatural

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    yeeeha, entertainment deluxe!what shot making! bodo wo9uld have loved that!
     
  37. Terenigma

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    Well if Berdych was hoping Nadal would have an off day then he was wrong...
     
  38. TennisFan3

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    Hey buddy. What is this king crap? Lol. What happened to you?
     
  39. West Coast Ace

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    What a joke. This is making the last 4 games of Errani - Shrieker look like compelling tennis.
     
  40. Sorana fan

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    That's really good to keep him fresh for tomorrow
     
  41. cc0509

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    I know right? Berd has zero chance or as close to zero as possible.
     
  42. TennisFan3

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    Anyone with a good stream please? Not at home and cannot see on TV.
     
  43. tennis_pro

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    Why doesn't Nadal play that way in every match? Does he like spending additional 1-2 hours on court in every match?

    Pure ownage at the moment.
     
  44. Magnus

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    Took Berdych time to wake up for Novak as well. We'll see Rafita in the 2nd set.
     
  45. veroniquem

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    And right! Double break. Breadstick on the way :razz:

    This is one gift for the ages Novak gave Rafa with this loss :lol: Thank you Novak!
     
  46. beast of mallorca

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  47. DRII

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    Berdych just loves to be a little too perfect. he doesn't have the improvisational skills to deal with Nadal.

    he has the power, but doesn't take the ball early enough to always trouble Nadal like Gulbis can lately...
     
  48. vive le beau jeu !

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    i hate you thomas berdoùche... [​IMG]
    now you'd better wake up and denadalize this tournament !!!
     
  49. Warmaster

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    Told you this would be the least competitive SF.

    Ofcourse I won't mind if the Bird proves me wrong.
     
  50. Russeljones

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    If Djokovic is a T-34, Berdych must be a RenaultFT.
     

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