Originally Posted by ellipticality_224
If I play against a typical player who is balanced on both ends of the game, then I do pretty well, but If I play against a consistent person who is fast and who gets everything back, then I start to have problems.
That is the bane of the big hitter, especially at 4.0. Djokovic can do pretty well playing defense against guys like Berdych even at the ATP level. Going to the net is your friend, you need to be able to finish the point when you have the advantage and not let the defender get back even in the point.
(It would help Berdych, too.)