Tomas Berdych has reached just his fourth ATP Masters final today dismissing Gael Monfils 61, 64 in the Monte Carlo semifinals.
Berdcyh, who turns 30 later this year, has been a stalwart in the Top 10, but has only one Masters title to show for it (2005 Paris) and just one Grand Slam final (2010 Wimbledon). When asked of the perceived shortfall in results, the Czech pointed to the dominance of the Big Three.
“I think it’s pretty simple. If you look at the last 10 years, you’re going to find three guys that pretty much took all of them,” Berdych said Friday, eluding to Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. “It’s quite simple. We talking about the best in the history of our sport that’s ever been. That’s it. That’s how it is. This is probably the same case with the slams, with some other stuff as well, because they are taking all from us.
“We just need to challenge them. It’s really not easy way to do. Usually you got at least two or three guys to beat to win that title. I mean, here it’s a bit more open in that sense. But still, you know, there’s going to be at least one.”
Berdych is 4-18 vs Nadal, 6-13 vs Federer and 2-18 vs Djokovic.
Berdych will have the challenge again tomorrow against either Nadal or Djokovic in the Monte Carlo final.
Including Murray, 41 of the last 45 ATP Masters 1000 tournaments (since 2010 Monte-Carlo) have been won by the quartet of Murray, Federer, Djokovic and Nadal.
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