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Tomas Berdych has the Top 5 players in his sights in the second week of the Australian Open 2011

Posted on January 23, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Come the second week of the Australian Open,

Tomas Berdych says he is in his preferred position of being the hunter, not the hunted.

Berdych Likes Being In Chasing Pack


by Kate Flory  |   23.01.2011

World No. 6 Tomas Berdych may have been one of the hunted in the first week of the Australian Open, but come the second week, the Czech believes the tables have turned and now sees himself as one of the group of players looking to prevent a Nadal-Federer final.

Berdych is through to the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time for the loss of just one set and believes he is playing well enough to embark on a run to his second major final, having reached the title match at Wimbledon last year (l. to Nadal).

“At Wimbledon I was riding a wave and beating guys one by one,” said Berdych, who next will face 2008 champion Novak Djokovic. “Now into the quarter-finals and I'm the one hunting the top players. I'm feeling confident so it could be really similar to my run at Wimbledon. I'm playing better and better, improving every match. Really looking forward to Djokovic. The attention is on Roger and Rafa; it could be an advantage for me."

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