Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych – Australian Open: Meeting between two tennis players of the same generation that had different trajectories in the ATP circuit
There’s a doubtful discussion about Berdych’s career. A lot of people think that he didn’t “live up to his potential”.
The current number 20 in the world has never won a grand slam. He reached the final at Wimbledon in 2010 but he ended up being defeated by the Spaniard Nadal.
He reached other semi-finals, twice here at the Australian Open, once at the French Open and also at the US Open.
Those that think that about the Czech base their opinion on the fact that he hasn’t fully taken advantage of his huge ability.
Others think that the honors he already conquered already make his career a very victorious one. He has a great serve and he is tall, mobile and aggressive, which makes him a perfect fit for modern tennis.
At this Australian Open, he has been playing on a great level. He is trying to do better than his last year’s elimination against this same Roger Federer.
In 2018, he has already eliminated the sensation Minaur, Garcia-Lopez, Del Potro and Fognini.
The best player in the history of tennis has started the season surprising everything and everyone, especially those that are expecting his retirement. He comes into this match with 8 wins and 0 losses on the season.
He won all his matches at the Hopman Cup, including a win over the sensation Zverev. At the Australian Open, he has made a secure campaign so far, but we should recognize that he hasn’t faced great opponents so far.
Maybe Gasquet, but even the French isn’t a real danger at a Grand Slam. Federer has beaten Bedene, Struff, Gasquet and Fucsovics.
Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych – Betting Tip and Prediction:
We are upon a great domination. The Head-to-head record show 19 wins for the Swiss against 6 wins for the Czech.
At the Australian Open, they’ve already met 4 times and the Czech was only able to steal sets once.
But what makes me think that Berdych will win at least a set here? The level that he has been playing on. The Czech has been playing very well and he was already tested at this tournament.
Federer usually starts much slower and he is yet to face a tough opponent like Berdych. In that sense, he can limp at any moment and see Berdych steal a set.
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