Tomas Berdych: I’ve Put Myself In The Best Possible Position To Beat Rafael Nadal
by Tom Gainey | January 25th, 2015, 7:37 am

Tomas Berdych has been nearly perfect through four rounds at the Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals for an eighth straight time, second in a row without losing a set.

But after the big win over Bernard Tomic, Berdych sets a date with his nemesis Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has beaten Berdych 18 of 21 times including 17 straight.

“Well, I’m feeling very good,” said Berdych. “It’s been a great, great run so far. But, yeah, I just put myself in the best possible position right now. I’m just really looking forward to it. I’m going to have to, you know, add something extra again. I mean, that’s how the tournament is developing, just move forward, just be ready for it. You know, I’m feeling strong both like physically, mentally. Just looking forward to the match.

“There is no question that he’s one of the best of our sport, all our era of sport. That’s not question about it.”

The Czech comes into this meeting with an Andy Murray team member, Dani Valverdu.

“So far, as I said in the past, we didn’t spend that much time together,” Berdych said. “But the good thing is that I’m able to, you know, execute the things that he’s telling me what to do, how to set up for the matches. So far it works pretty well. I think it’s definitely the advantage which I was surely looking for.

“he knows how to put up the plan before the match and how to prepare the player. Yeah, that’s the positive what I was looking for and what I needed.”

Berdych, though, has looked exceptionally in form before only to disappoint.

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8 Comments for Tomas Berdych: I’ve Put Myself In The Best Possible Position To Beat Rafael Nadal

Michael Says:

Do you honestly think so Berdy ? You lose the match even before you enter the court.

SnotNosedKid Says:

Nobody beats Big Berd 19 times in a row.

skeezer Says:

19 is coming…..

Patson Says:

Berdych br

Patson Says:

Berdych breaks the jinx this time. It’s bound to happen some day, and that may very well be this time. Stan last year won against Nadal for the first time after losing what 10 times in a row?

Okiegal Says:

Yeah, this is Berdy’s chance…..he’s been playing awesome tennis. Is this his break out year for a Rafa defeat…..we will see…..

Wog Boy Says:

Berdych played exelent match yesterday, composed and clean hitting, stayed focused until end which is not easy against Tomic. It has been confirmed just now, Rafa match will be day time, Andy/Nick 7pm local time.

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