Tsonga-Berdych 2011 WTF semi-finals

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Tsonga vs Berdych

  1. Tsonga in 2

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  2. Tsonga in 3

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  3. Berdych in 2

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  4. Berdych in 3

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  1. tennis_pro

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    this is going to be a hard hitting match...
     
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  2. Docalex007

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    This one is completely up in the air. So... picking a winner is more speculative than normal!

    I'll say Tsonga in three.
     
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  3. Hood_Man

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    I've got Tsonga in three. He's been so good this year I think he's ready for it.
     
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  4. NadalAgassi

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    Hard to say. Both players are up and down. One of them really needs to win the WTF to show they have a chance to win a Slam in 2012. I guess Berdych in 3.
     
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  5. Russeljones

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    I have Tsonga in 3. Expect a lot of UE's in this one.
     
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  6. Towser83

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    Hard match to predict, but there will be some monster hitting. Berdych may be a touch more tired having played 3 3 set matches, Tsonga had 2 3 setters and one straight setter, but that probably won't make much difference, if Tsonga had won all in straights I'd say he'd be much fresher.

    Anyway seems Federer, Berdych and Tsonga are the indoor form players, Ferrer has done well recently too.
     
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  7. celoft

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    Berdych in 3.
     
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  9. Lawn Tennis

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    Tsonga in two, 6-2, 6-4
     
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  10. rufus_smith

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    Berdych is exhausted. Tsonga in two sets.
     
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  11. Sentinel

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    Tsonga in 3. Berdych should take a set.
     
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  12. OddJack

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    Surprised people are picking Tsong.

    Berd is a clear Fav, in 3
     
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  13. joeri888

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    three tiebreaks??
     
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  14. tacou

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    In what way? Tsonga had the better year and has a better mental game on the big stages. I see Jo through 76 64
     
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  15. Sentinel

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    Berdych in 3. He'll win the 3rd set definitely if he wins.
     
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  16. purge

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    funny that this is only their 3rd encounter seeing as theyve both been in the top regions or the rankings for a while. youd think theyd have met more often.

    even more so that they only started meeting this very season (and only really played one match so far as the other 1 was a W/O). they didnt meet at all up until 2011.
    quite strange
     
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  17. soyizgood

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    Depends on who serves better....
     
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  18. flyinghippos101

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    It's definitely going to be a grueling match. The real winner of this patch will probably be old man Fed
     
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  19. tennis_pro

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    If Tsonga wins this, I would go with Tsonga. If Berdych wins 2 sets, however, I actually see Berdych winning.

    All in all I'm sure Berdych or Tsonga will reach the final.
     
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  20. chrischris

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    Is that Robin Williams wearing a diaper?
     
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  21. tacou

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    it is a bit odd, I agree

    however I'm not so sure about this being a "grueling" match. Both guys have huge serves, huge groundstrokes/go for winners quickly, and (especially Tsonga) neither are afraid of net. Should be competitive definitely but even a 3-setter won't be too taxing
     
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  22. Larrysümmers

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    i think that it's going to come down to volleys. Jo-W will be looking to come to the net, and Berdych wont. If jo can control the net, and force Berd to brick some volleys, it will be Jo-W in the finals
     
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    It's amusing me how Jo's shoes are the same colour as Tomas' shirt, and vice versa. Cute :p
     
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    Tsonga all the way:cool:
     
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  26. OddJack

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    who do you guys think Fed prefers to meet? Jo Or berd?

    I say Jo
     
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  27. chrischris

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    I say Jo r right. ..:)
     
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  28. Outbeyond

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    why do say that?
     
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  29. OddJack

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    Because Berd has more power I believe. Also Jo is more of an emotional player. With crowd behind Rodge he goes away more easily
     
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  30. sdont

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    I thought there would be more people here for this match.

    Anyway, Jo looks very focused. Up 5-2.
     
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  31. OddJack

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    Alert: Jo could choke serving this out
     
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  32. tennis_pro

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    Yea. I think when Djokovic failed to make the semis everyone assumed Federer is going to win the tournament.
     
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  33. OddJack

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    Pretty good for a player with no coach
     
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  34. sdont

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    You could say the same for Berdych.

    Love hold. No choking from Jo in the first set.
     
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  35. chrischris

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    Berdych doesnt look at ease here yet.
    Jo takes the 1st unimpressively.
     
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  36. TTMR

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    Berdych is a late starter, I think.
     
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  37. Darko

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    Berdych's Nike ID's look great!
     
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  38. kishnabe

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    Jo better break soon. Federer Tsonga to play for the 6th or 7th time this year.
     
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  39. tennis_pro

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    Federer-Tsonga this year:

    Doha : Federer
    Rome?: Federer
    Wimbledon: Tsonga
    Canada: Tsonga
    Us Open: Federer
    Paris: Federer
    WTF RR: Federer
    WTF Final ? =====
     
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  40. OddJack

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    Jo doing nothing special, its all Berd giving gifts
     
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  41. tennis_pro

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    Im starting to think Berdych is overrated. I know hes got the tools but how often does he use them
     
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  42. chrischris

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    Me too.. I think his girlfriend has seriously overrated his tools too.

    Im a toolerant guy, i'd be available if she had the brains to see it.:)
     
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  43. OddJack

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    nah I think he deserves to be where he is. The guy has some of the most powerful shots in the tour. look at his legs, look like tree trunks.
     
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  44. OddJack

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    The gf is the hottest of the pro players imo.. I like her better than andy's
     
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  45. NadalAgassi

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    He is rated about right. A flashy and powerful player who has the game to beat anyone on a good day except Nadal, but who is also inconsistent and one dimensional. Bottom end top 10 is about right for him.
     
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  46. kishnabe

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    Just a smaller version of Soderling with a little better movement!
     
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  47. kishnabe

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    Too bad Money...speaks better than tools!
     
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  48. chrischris

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    Birdys's girlfriend is underrated.
     
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  49. chrischris

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    Too bad honey makes all of us fools...
     
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    What do you mean...I don't understand!
     
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