Nadal has not lost a set to his opponent since 2006 and a straight sets win looks to be on the cards
1. Make Him Run: Nadal has had great success against Berdych, not having lost a set since 2006. Nadal has all the fire power in the world and matches up favourably in all areas of the game, none more than lateral movement. If Nadal can keep Berdych on the run, Berdych will have few moments to set up and tee off on the ball like he loves to do.
2. Believe It Or Not: Belief is key for Berdych, who hit his stride against Roddick on Wednesday. By midway through that match, Berdych looked like a world beater. After having lost six straight to Nadal, he'll need to believe he is all that and more. Many in the game believe that the huge shot-making off the ground that Berdych possesses should be a good match-up against Nadal. As of yet, Berdych hasn't shown it.
3. Rob Rafa’s Time: Berdych doesn't have an advantage against Nadal in any aspect of the game, but he has the capability of attacking the Spaniard with his return of the second serve and rushing Nadal. Like most players out there, Berdych likes to have rhythm but Nadal is an opponent who needs to be made uncomfortable. For the big hitter Berdych, there is only one way to do that to Nadal: Hit it before Nadal does.
Prediction: Nadal should be too strong and win in two sets to continue unbeaten start.
Match odds: Rafael Nadal 1/6, Tomas Berdych 4/1 with bet365.
Nadal to win in two: 4/9
Nadal to win in three 10/3
Berdych to win in two: 8/1
Berdych to win in three: 9/1
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