Berdych vs. Djokovic
|Date & Time||Thursday June 2, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych meet in the quarterfinals of the 2016 French Open.
Novak Djokovic is coming off a four set victory over Roberto Bautista Agut that took 38 games to decide. In the victory, Djokovic won 65 percent of his first serve points and 50 percent of his second serve points. Djokovic was finally able to finish his fourth round match after many rain delays, and he’s lost just one set this tournament. Djokovic has racked up 84 winners in his last two matches and is winning no less than 65 percent of his first serve points. Djokovic is capable of playing better tennis after having 54 unforced errors in his last match. Djokovic hopes to make the semifinals of a grand slam for a ninth straight time.
Tomas Berdych is coming off a straight sets win over David Ferrer that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Berdych won 74 percent of his first serve points and 58 percent of his second serve points. Berdych has dropped two sets this tournament and is coming off a very impressive win over a top-15 player. Berdych is winning no less than 72 percent of his first serve points and has produced 81 winners in his last two matches. If Berdych can continue to serve well and hit his spots, he has a chance to beat anybody in this tournament on a good day. Berdych hopes to make the semifinals of a grand slam for a sixth straight time and first since the 2015 Australian Open.
These two have played 25 times in the past, and Djokovic has won 23 of those matches. The most recent match was in this year's Miami Masters. Berdych’s only victories over Djokovic came in the 2013 Rome Masters and 2010 Wimbledon.
The head to head is enough to pick Djokovic and not give Berdych much of a chance. We all know Berdych is a respectable player and all, but Djokovic has dominated him like no other player in his career.
Djokovic in three or four sets.