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Berdych vs. Wawrinka Preview Analysis

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Wawrinka, Berdych© Getty ImagesStanislas Wawrinka owns an 8-5 edge in the FedEx ATP Head2Head with Tomas Berdych, with the Czech winning their lone meeting in Melbourne, in 2009.

A berth in a first Australian Open final will be on the line when Stanislas Wawrinka and Tomas Berdych battle in Thursday's semi-finals.

The 28-year-old Wawrinka leads the FedEx ATP Head2Head series 8-5 and has won six of their past seven meetings. This is the second consecutive Grand Slam semi-final for Wawrinka and he's looking for his first trip to a major final. Berdych was a finalist at Wimbledon in 2010, but this is his best result in Melbourne.

BERDYCH HIGHLIGHTS
• Big serve - Big forehand - 41 aces - 85% 1st serve points won - held 68 of 71 service games - 81 forehand winners
• Solid return game - 75% hit back in play - 58% won returning 2nd serves - 24 breaks in 69 return games played
• Won 55% of his baseline points

WAWRINKA HIGHLIGHTS
• Huge 1st serve - 44 aces - 81% 1st serve points won - top speed 221 kmh (137 mph)
• 65 forehand winners - 41 backhand winners, but more unforced errors on both sides than winners
• Won 74% of his net approaches

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Tomas Berdych

Stanislas Wawrinka
41 Aces 44
12 Double Faults 13
37% Unreturned Serves 32%
57% 1st Serve % 57%
85% 1st Serve Points 81%
58% 2nd Serve Points 52%
3 Broken 8
16 Break Points Faced 20
71 Games Served 69
 219 kmh/136 mph
Fastest Serve
221 kmh/137 mph
96% Service Games Held 88%
75% Returns in Play 75%
35% 1st Return Points Won 32%
58% 2nd Return Points Won 50%
24 Breaks of Serve 17
61 Break Points 41
39% Pct. Converted 41%
69 Return Games Played 70
35% Return Games Won % 24%



81 Forehand Winners 65
60 Forehand Unforced Errors 67
19 Backhand Winners 41
59 Backhand Unforced Errors 71



177 Winners 192
135 Unforced Errors 154



80 of 112
Net Points Won 73 of 98
71% Net Points Won 74%
55% Baseline Points Won 50%



48 Games Lost 62
1 Sets Lost 3
10:19 Time on Court 10:15

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