|Posted on November 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM|
My hero... Good Luck in London!
2011 ATP World Tour Finals
Tomas Berdych: Mr. Consistent ready for "Czech-mate"
By Akshay Kohli (TennisEarth.com) 14-Nov-2011
The tall Czech comes into the 2011 ATP World Tour Finals after a bunch of consistent performances and with an aim to out perform others in London with his sizzling strokes and big serve.
Tomas Berdych qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals for the second straight year. Berdych is presently ranked at No.7 after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overtook him by reaching the finals at the Paris Masters. Berdych should be high on confidence as he beat Andy Murray in the quarter-final of the Paris Masters.
Berdych started the year at No.6 in the world and reached the semi-finals of his first tournament of the year at the Chennai Open. He followed this semi-final with a quarter-final stint at the Australian Open, where he lost to the eventual champion Novak Djokovic.
Average performances at other tournaments saw Berdych fall a place down to No.7 in the ATP charts. He kept his constant performances in tact with quarter-finals at Masters events in Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Rome.
He won his only title of 2011 after coming back from a set down to beat Croat Marin Cilic 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. With his form striking back, Berdych qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals after he reached the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters. He eventually lost in the semi-final to Roger Federer.
Berdych would be aspiring to finish the year where he started and it seems like he has the potential to do so. A semi-final berth is on the cards if Berdych plays exceptionally well.