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Relinquis 01-18-2013 03:20 PM

Berdych, a silent threat? AO 2013
 
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?

Prisoner of Birth 01-18-2013 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Relinquis (Post 7133124)
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?

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.

MindoverMatter 01-18-2013 03:42 PM

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?

merwy 01-18-2013 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by MindoverMatter (Post 7133180)
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?

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.

ruerooo 01-18-2013 03:54 PM

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.

Homeboy Hotel 01-18-2013 04:26 PM

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.

West Coast Ace 01-18-2013 04:31 PM

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.

Clarky21 01-18-2013 04:31 PM

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

TheF1Bob 01-18-2013 04:39 PM

Novak would of have to play like Murray for Berdych to have any chances winning that match. 8)

kishnabe 01-18-2013 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by TheF1Bob (Post 7133288)
Novak would of have to play like Murray for Berdych to have any chances winning that match. 8)

Berdych lost to Murray :lol:

TheF1Bob 01-18-2013 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by kishnabe (Post 7133332)
Berdych lost to Murray :lol:

Mother Nature* defeated Berdych. 8)

*Not Andy Murray's mum.

Hawkeye7 01-18-2013 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by TheF1Bob (Post 7133349)
Mother Nature* defeated Berdych. 8)

*Not Andy Murray's mum.

Seems legit. :lol:

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

sportsfan1 01-18-2013 07:36 PM

Djoker is a bad matchup for the Berd, he's 1-11 against Djok.

NadalDramaQueen 01-18-2013 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by TheF1Bob (Post 7133349)
Mother Nature* defeated Berdych. 8)

*Not Andy Murray's mum.

Just thank your lucky stars that Fed will deal with Tomic for you and your hero. :cool:

stringertom 01-19-2013 04:36 PM

I suspect it will take more than the "Davis Cup bounce" to win it all...still, stranger things have happened.

Gonzo_style 01-19-2013 05:18 PM

Mr. Anderson will take him down

bluetrain4 01-19-2013 05:29 PM

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.

stringertom 01-19-2013 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Gonzo_style (Post 7136712)
Mr. Anderson will take him down

0-4 h2h in '12...why should the trend change???

Clarky21 01-19-2013 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by stringertom (Post 7136749)
0-4 h2h in '12...why should the trend change???


To make ****'s cake draw even more cake?

veroniquem 01-19-2013 06:07 PM

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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