Showing posts with label Tomas Berdych. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tomas Berdych. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tomas Berdych Photos - Australian Open Day 9

Tomas Berdych Photos - Australian Open Day 9

Tomas Berdych upset Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-0 7-6(5) to advance to the semifinals at the Australian Open.... Check out some photos from the match...

Tomas Berdych Press Conference

Tomas Berdych Interview Australian Open QF Tuesday, 27 January, 2015

Tomas Berdych Interview Australian Open QF Tuesday, 27 January, 2015

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Q. Nobody can beat Tomas Berdych 18 times in a row?

TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, no (smiling). I heard that already. I did, so...

Q. How was it? What were your feelings when you were playing? Did you expect him to come back? You thought it was in your hands?

TOMAS BERDYCH: No, I mean, I start pretty well. I start with the plan that I set up before the match, and then it turns that it was the right one. I was able to keep going with the same plan all the way through the match. Even though that it was the first two sets kind of looks easy, you know, but you're playing Rafa and you know what kind of opponent he is and you have to be ready for anything. So, you know, that's why I keep myself really focused and was keep going all the way till the end and trying to make my chances. Even though he just changed a couple of things - he gets better in the third set - but still I was able to finish it and close it up in three sets.

Q. What did he change?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tomas Berdych Interview Australian Open R4 Sunday, 25 January, 2015

Tomas Berdych Interview Australian Open R4 Sunday, 25 January, 2015

Q. It's your eighth consecutive quarterfinal here. Why do you think you do so well at this tournament?

TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, I like this place. I always trying to come back very prepared. You know, you have pretty much a good sense of time when you going to play and you can plan the things quite easy. So, yeah, I mean, that's one of the reasons. I mean, really, the conditions and the way how it is all around here, that feels good to me. So that's why I like to play here.

Q. You've been very strong so far in the tournament. How do you feel about your game and how are you approaching the match against Rafa knowing that recently you haven't had the best record against him?

TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, I'm feeling very good. It's been a great, great run so far. But, yeah, I just put myself in the best possible position right now. I'm just really looking forward to it. I'm going to have to, you know, add something extra again. I mean, that's how the tournament is developing, just move forward, just be ready for it. You know, I'm feeling strong both like physically, mentally. Just looking forward to the match.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tomas Berdych Press Conference Australian Open R2 Wednesday, 21 January, 2015

Tomas Berdych Press Conference Australian Open R2 Wednesday, 21 January, 2015

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Q. Tough first set but seemed like you gained steam as the match went on?

TOMAS BERDYCH: Yeah. I mean, the whole match was not easy one. The tough condition again today. He was playing very smart. His game plan was actually good to go. But after the first set I find the way how to deal with that, how to handle it, and, you know, even though I was each set break down, I managed to come back and to play some good tennis.

Q. How would you rate where your serve is at at the moment?

TOMAS BERDYCH: Just the serve? Well, I mean, of course always it could be better. But in the tough situations and the tough points, I'm able to help myself with the serve. So overall I would say it's going a good direction. I can still keep some variations, especially on the second serve, one of the things we work on already. I would say overall quite good.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Berdych Gets Engaged to Ester Satorova

Berdych Gets Engaged to Ester Satorova

Tomas Berdych and his girlfriend, Ester Satorova, announced their engagement during a Channel Seven interview at the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne.

The couple started dating in late 2012.

Congratulations to both!!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tomas Berdych Interview - Australian Open Monday, 19 January, 2015

Tomas Berdych Interview - Australian Open Monday, 19 January, 2015

Q. How did you feel out there? Quite a good start.

TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, I think the conditions were quite tough today. It's been quite windy, not just the one side of the wind, which at least it could be a little bit easier, but this one was quite circling around. And the opponent was also very tough for the first round. You know, he's a very solid guy. I think it was a good test for me for the first round. I'm glad to handle it the way I did. You know, even I drop some games of my serve, then I was able to find it right away back, you know, bring the breaks up again, winning the tiebreak. So, yeah, I think for the occasion and the circumstances, it was a very good match today.

Q. First Grand Slam of the year; where did you feel you were in this straight-sets win compared to where you thought you would be?

TOMAS BERDYCH: You know, I think this is very sort of like philosophical question. I think I like to be really living in how I feel right now, how was the match, what's going to be the next 48 hours, and that's how it is. So really, as I said, the conditions were not easy. The opponent, same thing. You know, glad to make it happen, win the first round and go for it. You know, I experience already so much like different scenarios. Like winning a first match and playing incredibly well tennis, and then basically you have not much work to move it forward. Then, you know, then when you start kind of slowly you need to fight for the first few rounds getting the rhythm, and then you can go deep in the tournament. Really it's always matter of that day. That's what is my next approach. Just get ready tomorrow, some practice, some recovery, and be ready for my next opponent.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Berdych to skip Davis Cup tie with Australia

Berdych to skip Davis Cup tie with Australia

Tomas Berdych, who only missed three Davis Cup ties since he joined the Czech team in 2003, will skip the Czech Republic's Davis Cup first-round tie with Australia on March 6-8 to focus on his individual career.

"Tomas will skip the first round but he will play the quarter-finals or the relegation tie," manager Miroslav Cernosek said.

"He has swapped his coaching team to boost his individual career and his hopes are pretty high."

Berdych hired Andy Murray's former coach Dani Vallverdu last December in a bid to lift his first Grand Slam trophy.

The Czechs will rely on 30th-ranked Lukas Rosol and 73rd-ranked Radek Stepanek for the first-round tie in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Djokovic and Berdych advanced in Doha

Djokovic and Berdych advanced in Doha

Novak Djokovic beat Dusan Lajovic 6-2, 6-1 in his Qatar ExxonMobil Open debut.

Nole enjoys a current win streak that includes victories at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals to cap off a stellar 2014.

The Serb put 72 percent of his first serve in play and was successful on five of six break point opportunities.

"I thought it was a very good performance under the circumstances that I was in for the last couple of days," Djokovic said. "I didn't know how I will feel."

Friday, December 19, 2014

Berdych Announces New Coaching Team For 2015

Berdych Announces New Coaching Team For 2015

Tomas Berdych announced that he will be coached by Dani Vallverdu and Azuz Simcich in 2015.

Vallverdu had worked with Andy Murray for the past five years before the pair mutually ended their working arrangement last month.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wawrinka vs Berdych at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

Wawrinka vs Berdych at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

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[3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs [6] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
FedEx ATP Head2Head: Wawrinka leads 9-5

• Wawrinka returns to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the second year in a row. He reached the SF on his debut last year with a 2-1 record in RR play (d. Berdych, Ferrer; l. to Nadal), before falling in straight sets to eventual champion Noval Djokovic.
• Wawrinka finished in the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings for the second straight year, highlighted by winning a maiden Grand Slam crown and an ATP Masters 1000 title.
• Wawrinka opened the 2014 season with victory in Chennai (d. Roger-Vasselin) and a first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. In Melbourne, the Swiss posted three Top 10 wins en route to victory, including a four-set win over world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the final. At world No. 8, he was the lowest-ranked major winner since world No. 44 Gaston Gaudio at Roland Garros in 2004. He also broke the streak of 16 straight Grand Slam titles won by Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and Murray.
• On January 27, Wawrinka rose to a career-high No. 3 and became the No. 1 Swiss for the first time.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Djokovic vs Raonic in Paris final

Djokovic vs Raonic in Paris final

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Novak Djokovic scored a 6-2, 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris and set up a finl clash with Milos Raonic.

"It was a great match," Djokovic said. "I haven't dropped a set getting into the finals. I definitely feel fresh and motivated to play well tomorrow. We could see Kei wasn't serving at his best, maybe he was fatigued from finishing late last night. Regardless, I played well and concentrated on what I needed to do. I served exceptionally well in the important moments and it's something that encourages me for tomorrow.

"I've been very impressed with Raonic. He's one of the best servers in the game. He isn't missing too many and his second serve is bouncing very high. He has very good movement for somebody of his height. He's improved his baseline game and he's a complete player now. He's experiencing the best time of his career and he's coming off back-to-back wins against Federer and Berdych and I'm sure he's motivated to win tomorrow. Having said that he's one of the best servers, one of the keys of the match tomorrow will be trying to get as many returns back in the court and make him play."

Friday, October 31, 2014

Murray and Berdych qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

Murray and Berdych qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych booked their places in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after their wins in Paris.

Murray beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 6-3 in the BNP Paribas Masters third round while Berdych scored a 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Kevin Anderson to reach the BNP Paribas Masters semi-finals.

Murray did not face a break point and won 93 per cent of his first-service points. He will next play Novak Djokovic.

"There were no 'downs' really in the match," said Murray. "In some of the matches that I've had against the top, top players, I've had some periods in the match where my level had dropped off a little bit, and the best players capitalise on those moments.

"I didn't have any of them today. I played well from start to finish," Murray added. "I made it very difficult for Grigor. I hardly made any mistakes at all throughout the match."

Murray and Berdych will join Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic at the prestigious indoor tournament.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Murray wins in Valencia keeps hopes alive to qualify to London

Murray wins in Valencia keeps hopes alive to qualify to London

Murray beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-3 in Valencia and keeps his chances to qualify to London.

The Brit could rise to No. 5 in the race if he wins the title.

Murray served 10 aces and won 80 per cent of the points on his first serve as he wrapped up the win in an hour and 20 minutes. He will face Fabio Fognini in the second round.

Tomas Berdych, who is number 7 in the race, lost to Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6-2.

Berdych is just 220 points ahead of No. 8-ranked Andy Murray in the race to the final master event of the season .

"I am very happy," said Andujar. "I think it was a very special match for me, here in Valencia, with my friends and family cheering for me. I tried to be as solid as I could, then when I had the chance I attempted to hit it as hard as I could. Because I know Tomas is more powerful than I am. If I just put the ball in, he would destroy me."

Monday, October 6, 2014

Nole wins China Open title.... Again....

Nole wins China Open title.... Again....

China it is really Nole's place to be.... Novak Djokovic won his fifth China Open title after crushing Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-2 in the final.

Djokovic was one point away from handing Berdych a "double bagel" - a 6-0, 6-0 defeat - but the Czech player fought off match point, then broke Djokovic to win his first game. He raised both arms in celebration and smiled with relief as the crowd roared.

The Serb sealed the victory two games later to improve his sparkling record at the China Open to 24-0.

"I met somebody in the final who I've never seen before," Berdych said. "I was just swept out from the court."

Djokovic said he woke up Sunday with a good feeling, and that continued when he stepped on court and broke Berdych in the first game.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ferrer plays Stepanek to open Davis Cup final

Ferrer plays Stepanek to open Davis Cup final

This weekend the Czech Republic will face Spain in home soil for the Davis Cup trophy.

Radek Stepanek will open play against David Ferrer. Tomas Berdych will follow when he faces Nicolas Almagro.

Ivo Minar and Lukas Rosol were selected to play doubles against Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez.

But captain Jaroslav Navratil is expected to bring in Berdych and Stepanek if it is needed.

In Sunday's reverse singles, Berdych is scheduled to face Ferrer and Stepanek will play Almagro.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Djokovic beats Berdych to reach ATP Finals semis

Djokovic beats Berdych to reach ATP Finals semis

Novak Djokovic scored his third win in London after defeating Tomas Berdych 6-2, 7-6 and reached the semifinals.

Djokovic broke Berdych twice in the first set and once in the second, though he was broken right back on the third occasion to force the tiebreaker.

Berdych had his opportunities to win the second set, leading 5-1 and 6-3 in the tiebreaker, but he wasted all three of his set points as Djokovic won five straight to close out the match.

Djokovic hit 130 winners and seven aces and improves to a 73-12 match record on the year.

"I had some chances in the tiebreak," said Berdych. "If I would be able to make it, try to push him for the third set, then maybe get another chance. But this would be just if. It didn't happen."

Despite bowing out from the ATP finals, Berdych still has more tennis to play this season. He will lead the Czech Republic against Spain next week in the Davis Cup final.

"It's another week, another event, another big thing. So I will try to get ready for that again," Berdych said. "I hope that the best moment is still to come."

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Berdych beats Tsonga in London, keeps hopes alive

Berdych beats Tsonga in London, keeps hopes alive

Tomas Berdych scored a 7-5 3-6 6-1 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the ATP World Tour finals.

Berdych was the superior player for most of the contest although he did suffer a mid-match wobble.

Despite Tsonga raising his game to take the second set, Berdych powered through the decider to join Murray on one win in the group.

In the opening set, Berdych broke Tsonga in the 11th game as the Frenchman hit two lose forehands wide to gift the game to 30 and then held to wraped up the set.

In the second set, Tsonga broke Berdych for a 3-1 lead when the Czech hit a forehand long.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Murray and Djokovic open with wins at Tour Finals

Murray and Djokovic open with wins at Tour Finals

Andy Murray beat Tomas Berdych 3-6 6-3 6-4 while Novak Djokovic overcame Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 6-3 at the ATP World Tour Finals day 1 in London.

Djokovic and Murray will face each other on Wednesday when the winner will take a huge stride towards the semi-finals.

Neither had it all their own way with Murray admitting he had struggled to deal with Berdych's power.

"Some of the time in the first set he just completely overpowered me," Murray said.

Berdych took the opening set and threatened to seize control of the second before the Scot responded to turn the match around.

Murray's inability to convert the numerous break points he engineered cost him the first set.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Videos: 2012 ATP London Finals Interviews

Videos: 2012 ATP London Finals Interviews

Defending champion, Roger Federer, Tomas Berdych, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shared their thoughts ahead to competing at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals...

Friday, November 2, 2012

Janowicz into Paris Masters semis

Janowicz into Paris Masters semis

Jerzy Janowicz advanced to the semis at the Paris Masters when Janko Tipsarevic retired while trailing 3-6, 6-1, 4-1.

After losing the opening set, Janowicz stepped up his game and broke Tipsarevic twice and held to love on his service game to even the match.

Tipsarevic was broken after double-faulting twice in the third game of the third set and Janowicz then held to get a 3-1 lead. He broke Tipsarevic again with a booming forehand winner for a 4-1 advantage.

Then the Serb called for a trainer as he appeared to complain of dizziness and stuck out his tongue while a trainer checked his throat.

Tipsarevic briefly continued and Janowicz was ahead 40-0 on his serve when the Serb waved his racket to indicate he was stopping.