2014 ATP Finals Profile: Tomas Berdych
by Sean Randall | November 5th, 2014, 9:38 am

Age: 29

Current ATP Rank: 7

2014 Highlights: 2 titles – Stockholm, Rotterdam; Finals in Beijing, Oeiras, Dubai; SFs at Australian Open, Miami, Paris and QFs at French and US Opens

ATP Finals History: 5th appearance, made SFs in 2011; has just five wins in the event – Ferrer (2), Tipsarevic, Tsonga and Roddick and is 0-6 against the Big Four at the event

Notable Stat: Hasn’t beaten a player with a single digit ranking since Ferrer at the Australian Open!

Finals Outlook: Does he have the hunger? Is he just happy to qualify, and pick up some extra cash? With Berdych, my reservation is always his desire. How much does he want to win? And the problem for him at an event like the ATP Finals is there really are no easy gimme type of matches. Fortunately, he’s in the easier of the two groups so I think he’ll scratch out a win over Cilic (leads H2H) and possibly Wawrinka, though the Swiss has won their last four and 7 of 8 so all bets are off there. Still, maybe he gets a set off Novak which gets him the tiebreaker over Cilic and Stan and puts him into the SFs. Otherwise he’s an awfully uninspiring choice here.

Swing Match: v Wawrinka

Projected Finish: 2nd In Group A (1-2)

Next player evaluation: Andy Murray

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9 Comments for 2014 ATP Finals Profile: Tomas Berdych

jane Says:

he does have a 5-4 h2h over cilic, but cilic has won 3 of the last 4, including knocking out berdy at both wimbledon and the us open. it seems like he always stops short at a certain point: quarters, semis, etc. he can have big wins, and has at the slams (beaten all big four but rafa), but hunger does seem to be factor.

jane Says:

btw, the fed/nalbandian 5 set WTF final is featured at the atp.

Hippy Chick Says:

I dont like to be pessimistic,but i think Tomas is merely there to make up the numbers,he hasnt a hope of beating Novak,he seems to always fall short against the top players,Stan has a favourable h2h,his best chance i think would be against Cilic i think,IMO i can see him getting whitewashed,sorry Tomas….

TennisVagabond.com Says:

Agree with Hippy. To me, he’s the weakling of the tournament. You know, Ferrer’s usual spot.

SG1 Says:

The picture of Berdych is worth a thousand words…….

“Are you %^$^$& me? I made it to the tour finals? How’d I manage to pull that off. I haven’t been trying all year long. Isn’t it the off season yet? This pro athlete life is a major pain in the you know what!”

brando GOAT poster Says:

Surprised birdman got a thread: he’s here for the ride and not to fight for the glory!

Thangs Says:

He lost mentally after missed out AO chance..

Ben Pronin Says:

You guys are so mean. I hope Berdych goes 5-0.

Giles Says:

Berdy has been saving himself for the WTF. Watch him fly!!

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