|Posted on July 3, 2010 at 4:58 PM|
Berdych's final plan is all-out attack
Saturday, 3 July 2010
Tomas Berdych says he will take the final to Rafael Nadal - just like he did against Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
The 12th seed's power game helped him to shocks in the previous rounds and he plans to play exactly the same way against the world No. 1.
"I need to play aggressively this time because he has started to play really aggressive as well," said Berdych. "That's what he's doing right here. I need to be aggressive, don't give him too many chances and play my game.
"There is a real chance to beat all those top players. I've won so many matches here and beat really great players. It gives you the confidence to go and bring it to the final and try my best again on court."
The Czech insists this week has not been a "dream" but he is delighted that months and months of graft have paid off.
"The results are coming after really hard work, and that's what I'm doing," he said. "That's why I'm preparing every day. It's not a miracle. You need to do something to bring those good results. That's what I'm doing. I don't think it's luck or anything like that."
"Taking every game as it comes" is an old cliché, but Berdych argues his key to success is to follow that simple philosophy.
"I was just looking for my first opponent in the first round to beat him and make the same procedure for the next one," he added. "I'm going to do same again. Of course, it's nice to be in the final and win the tournament, but to be there, you need to win so many matches, so many tough matches. You don't know what's going to happen even during the next day. So I've gone step by step. I still have one more to go."