Tomas Berdych : AO 2017 is the best Federer has ever played

Checkmate

Hall of Fame
#1
'It was kind of a strange match for me. The way he played was really incredible. I’ve played him so many times in the past. I almost want to say it was the best I’ve seen him play. I was under so much pressure, how he played. From the first point I had to defend. I didn’t know how I played, he either hit a winner or missed a shot. There was nothing in between. So it’s tough to judge how well or badly I played. I wasn’t in charge of any shot – that was quite unusual.

After the match, I was quite positive that he could go all the way and win it. In the end, he did. I think he’s the only one who can do something like that – after a six months’ absence from tournaments and win it. It was his first tournament and he won it. With all respect, it’s amazing.



http://www.**************.org/news/...derer-i-have-never-seen-him-playing-so-well-/
 
#4
Partly why I couldn't take most responses in that thread about whether 2017 Fed could win the 2007 AO seriously. People brought up how he barely got past Nishikori but didn't stop to consider what might happen if Federer played the match of this quality against Berdych in such a match with Gonzales.

People rarely answer questions truthfully but have ulterior motives that they aren't even aware of half the time. Transparent to anyone finely tuned, however. Usually, it pertains to notions of prime, peak and post-prime. Dull as turd.

On that tangent, I think the Federer of 2017 would have had a fine shot in that tournament, but he'd be less likely to win than the 2007 AO iteration.

Do I believe Berdych when he alludes to it being some of the best if not the best tennis Federer's ever played specifically against Berdych? Absolutely.
 
#5
Partly why I couldn't take most responses in that thread about whether 2017 Fed could win the 2007 AO seriously. People brought up how he barely got past Nishikori but didn't stop to consider what might happen if Federer played the match of this quality against Berdych in such a match with Gonzales.

People rarely answer questions truthfully but have ulterior motives that they aren't even aware of half the time.
Transparent to anyone finely tuned, however. Usually, it pertains to notions of prime, peak and post-prime. Dull as turd.
This relates to this thread:

https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/do-you-like-people.582632/
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
#8
Partly why I couldn't take most responses in that thread about whether 2017 Fed could win the 2007 AO seriously. People brought up how he barely got past Nishikori but didn't stop to consider what might happen if Federer played the match of this quality against Berdych in such a match with Gonzales.

People rarely answer questions truthfully but have ulterior motives that they aren't even aware of half the time. Transparent to anyone finely tuned, however. Usually, it pertains to notions of prime, peak and post-prime. Dull as turd.

On that tangent, I think the Federer of 2017 would have had a fine shot in that tournament, but he'd be less likely to win than the 2007 AO iteration.

Do I believe Berdych when he alludes to it being some of the best if not the best tennis Federer's ever played specifically against Berdych? Absolutely.
federer's match vs stan was clearly worse than his match vs nishi anyways.
He played very well in the nishi match after going down a double break in the 1st -- apart from that one game where he got broken in the 4th set.

re , the thread ..... I don't agree ...Wimby 2006 4R and Paris 2011 SF on top of my head were better performances. Both better displays.
He did play very well vs berdych at this AO and rushed him considerably.
 
#10
federer's match vs stan was clearly worse than his match vs nishi anyways.
He played very well in the nishi match after going down a double break in the 1st -- apart from that one game where he got broken in the 4th set.

re , the thread ..... I don't agree ...Wimby 2006 4R and Paris 2011 SF on top of my head were better performances. Both better displays.
He did play very well vs berdych at this AO and rushed him considerably.
For me, It's very hard to compare Fed's greatest performances. I gave Fed a 9.5/10 for Wimby 2006 R4 and the Berdych match. Though I think I might have given Fed a 9 for his SF performance at FO against Djoker. Like all this matters for most anyway, but still, I enjoy comparing players performances myself. I never give anyone a 10/10 performance.

Oh, I see you mean the Paris indoors match against Berdych. Never mind....
 

Luckydog

Professional
#15
No, he said he could win it, not would. Which is reasonable.

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Huge difference indeed.
Even though, he's still one of the few guys who said that.
If considering Fed had laid off for half a year, as early as in round 3, "could " was still a bold word that looked dubious,let alone "would ".
 
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