Australian Open 2015 in Tennis Betting Tips & Predictions Posted January 28, 2015 Re: Australian Open 2015 @1moregamedad, nice points you have made. Firstly, when I include Berdych in a top 5 it is taken for granted that you would know what I mean give or take fluctuations in rankings. It was a point that I could still have applied in a much wider scope where I could have mentioned Berdych in the top 10 and thus maintained the same point. In the same way I would not have referred to Andy as anything else even after he drifted to no 9. My initia responsel was really based on a belief that there was no real obvious reason for Murray to be favourite. I never really focused on the specifics that you now seem to want to hold me to ransom for. There is no doubt that Murray is the better player on clay, but it still does not negate the fact that Murray is an all surface player. Berdych is a more complete player than Murray in his collective adaptation to all four surfaces. I will disagree with any statistical evidence that you might bring forward to say that Murray has won more on hard court and as a reason he should be favourite. In my opinion, it just so happens that Murray has won more on hard court as at the time of this discussion. However, it is not indicative of clear proof that he is the better player on a hard court or even the better player as a whole. I recall the way you started responding to Czech initial write up. You said on a hard court it is Murray who leads the h2h. I just felt there was no basis for that comparison. It not like we are talking about two contrasting styles here like Ferrer and Murray or perhaps talking about one using his moonballs or topspun shots to negate the other. We are talking about two guys with similar styles with one having a better h2h over the other. Hypothesis is a word I remember that depicts that basis for which any conclusion can be drawn. The statiscal report on the h2h reads 6-5 Berdych regardless of the components of the report. It also says beat his majesty, the undisputed king of clay 3-0, and finally it concludes with a caveat......has still not dropped a set! As I have stated earlier on, it does not matter whether nadal was dancing, eating, or sleeping. A winning streak is a winning streak. If those credentials cannot make a man favourite, I do not know what else can. Still good luck whichever way you go!! cheers!