In an interview to Eurosport the previous world No. 2 Alex Corretja previewed the upcoming fourth spherical match between Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych on the Australian Open. Corretja believes the Spaniard is the favorite.
'Rafa faces a really harmful opponent within the fourth spherical, the Czech Tomas Berdych: Rafa is aware of how harmful Tomas might be. He has been taking part in very properly this week, defeating some superb gamers and he is aware of that he has massive weapons: an amazing serve, nice forehand, good backhand. For my part, Rafa will head into the court docket being completely respectful in the direction of Tomas however figuring out that the legs motion shall be one of many keys of the match as a result of he’s a lot sooner than Tomas in order that Berdych doesn’t head into the sport.'
'I believe it's essential that the sport turns into fairly fast in order that Tomas can harm Rafa and I consider will probably be a really shut match. However wanting on the method Rafa is taking part in, will probably be very tough for Tomas and another participant. Rafa is mixing very properly along with his forehand and hitting nice backhands and good serves. He’s taking part in at a excessive stage, however in opposition to Berdych, I believe he’ll play notably properly making him transfer and putting the ball on the road to make him drained. Heading into the court docket on daily basis, he could have higher emotions.'