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Tennis Odds: Djokovic said that 2010 loss to Berdych helped him
By Andrew Scott Thursday, 4 July 2013 02:49
Novak Djokovic, world No 1 famous for his amazing talent on the court and great tennis odds, said that his semi-final loss at Wimbledon to Tomas Berdych in 2010 helped him improve in the game.
Tennis betting fans saw that the match was won by Berdych in straight sets to move on to a final with Rafael Nadal, but since then Djokovic won four more grand slam titles.
In 2008, the Serbian player already won an Australian Open title with very good tennis odds, but by the time of the match with the Czech at Wimbledon two years later, questions were being asked about whether he had already reached the top.
The players will meet again at the All England Club at the quarter-final stage, where the tennis odds will be very closely followed. Djokovic mocked such allegations.
“I had quite a turbulent five, six months of 2010,” Djokovic said. “The semi-finals of Wimbledon came at the right time for me because I felt that was like a springboard for me.
“From that moment on everything started going uphill really.
“I didn’t play great in that match against Tomas, but credit to him because he got to the final that year, and he beat Roger [Federer] and myself, played a good match against Rafa [Nadal].”
The Australian Open champion has a record of 13-2 against his quarter-final rival with very good tennis odds but he is well aware of the no 6 seed’s potential threat.
“He knows how to play on grass. That (the 2010 semi-final) is the only time we played on this surface. I’m expecting a difficult match,” he added.
“It’s the quarter-finals of a grand slam. He’s an established top-five, top-10 player in the world. We’re going to go for the win, both of us.”
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Berdych won the last match between the pair, winning at the Rome Masters in three sets, and tennis betting fans know that he would definitely like to see a repeat.