Free Tennis prediction for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals:
R. Nadal VS T. Berdych




Nadal (-4)

R. Nadal VS T. Berdych match analysis

I do not think we should overrate Tomas Berdych just because he beat Andy Roddick in the last match. I would actually say that Roddick played below his level in that match - he was not aggressive enough and got punished for that. Nadal is someone who plays every match to his full potential and the court suits him a lot, despite the fact that it is indoors. The balls are bouncing high enough for him to realize his full potential and to use full array of shots that he is able to produce. In a pre-match interview, Berdych has said that his only chance is to go for risky shots - and I also see that as his only chance to get anything from this match. However, he is really liable to misfiring a lot when he tries this strategy and four games handicap should be easily covered by Nadal in this one. I believe he will in straight sets, but if not, one of those sets will be tight enough to allow Nadal to cover the handicap in three sets, as Tomas Berdych may struggle heavily in the decider. Good luck.
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