Yes I agree. I remember when Berdych beat Andy in the French Open 2 years ago the conditions were cold and heavy. But Andy is a much improved clay courter since then. He'll have to get much better length on his ground strokes though. I can't believe how short he was leaving some of these shots today. I could have hit winners off some of them.
It was like night and day comparing with his match versus Troiki. His serve went awol today and his drop-shot vanished completely. Andy will have to shape up tomorrow against the Big Bird.
Yes Andy's clay tennis is much improved since then, it'll be interesting to see how the match-up goes this time round. It's good that he has a test like Berdych early on in the clay season. The shortness of Andy's shots did surprise me today - Simon who's got a similar style to Andy had excellent length. Perhaps it all relates to how Andy's serving on the day? His second serve never allows him to dictate points.