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August 4, 2010

YESlooove Poll for that made in my house. looove

I’ve been obsessing over Berdych. It’s a very general kind of obsessing, there’s no emotional investment. I just surprised myself the other day when I realized I was putting him in my mental list of serious USO contenders — ahead of more obvious choices.  (My early pick to win it all is Murray, but my batting average when it comes to picking USO winners/final 4s is dire on both tours. I correctly picked Roger to win it only 3 times. [/goat]) I also like the way he looks at me sultrily from his ATP profile page.

Tomáš Berdych has 5 titles: 2 on clay, 1 on carpet (TMS Paris), 1 on hard, 1 on grass. He’s one of the very few players in activity with a title on every surface. (Federer, Nalbandian, Roddick, Gasquet.)

The furthest he’s been at the USO is 4R. But then again, the furthest he’d been on ANY Slam before 2010 was QF (once, in 2007, at Wimbledon). The USO was, however, his first break-out Slam. He made it to R16 there in 2004, when he was 19.

Tomáš is keeping his schedule light. He will be playing only Washington (500), Canada (1000) and Cincinnati (1000) before the USO (2000). He’s defending 280 (playing 4500). He’s #4 in the Race.

Unrelated to Berdych, but related to Washington: Wawrinka and Baghdatis are playing doubles together and won their first match today/yesterday. I’m calling their team Lundgren’s boys. (THAT USED TO BE SAFIN/FEDERER.)

I want a Berdych x Nalbandian final desperately.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 4, 2010 6:08 pm

    oh, nalby in a slam final! against berd…. imagine the hitting! that would be tennis porn to me…
    now i’m turned on, and i blame you for this, cause i’m bound to be dissappointed…

    • loltennis permalink*
      August 4, 2010 6:20 pm

      I meant a Berdych x Nalbandian final in Washington! But that as a GS final would be sweet as well, yes. Both underachievers with good hands who have made the finals of Wimbledon once.

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