Know Your Tennis Picks: Rafael Nadal & Tomas Berdych's Player Profiles

João Mourato

Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:48 PM GMT

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 6:48 PM GMT

On this article we’ll provide a detailed analysis on Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych Player Profile in order to help you selecting the best tennis betting picks. 

Rafael Nadal
It was far from an easy season for Rafael Nadal, with the Spaniard struggling to find his best tennis. Nadal said that his biggest problem in 2015 was lack of confidence on his game, but was very good to see the way he kept fighting although the less achieved results.

Rafael is known for being a fearful competitor, with his heavy top spin forehand and baseline consistency as major weapons. Despite struggling in 2015, the Spaniard ended the year at much better level. Let’s analyze closer Nadal’s numbers, using Pinnacle closing betting odds.

After the tough loss at US Open against Fabio Fognini, Nadal raised his level on Asian swing and European Indoor tournaments. Not only Rafael’s game improved, but also his mental strength, with the Spaniard winning 77.78% of matches decided on third set after US Open. The year of 2016 might be very positive for Nadal and he should be a good investment for the following season.

 

Tomas Berdych
There are no doubts about Berdych’s quality, his massive forehand and hard-hitting game style are extremely dangerous, but he struggles to perform at a consistent level. For the third time on his career, Tomas Berdych ended the year with two trophies, however the Czech should have won much more titles on his career. 

We can verify that Tomas has been a terrible investment on finals, not only as favorite, but also as underdog. The Czech is known for not being very strong under pressure and these numbers clearly support that.

We can also conclude that Berdych has been far from profitable in recent years. Despite his tremendous quality, he’s too inconsistency and is often surprised in early rounds against lower ranked players. We suggest to avoid adding Berdych to your betting picks and also to consider the possibility of playing against him, mainly on finals.

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