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

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.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Video: Tomas Berdych Qualifies For London

Video: Tomas Berdych Qualifies For London

In season 4, episode 43, ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Rio profiles Tomas Berdych, who has qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Berdych beats Tsonga to win Stockholm Title

Berdych beats Tsonga to win Stockholm Title

Tomas Berdych beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Stockholm Open title.

In the first set Tsonga forced Berdych into making mistakes and eventually broke the Czech to 3-2 on his fourth break point.

With some powerful serving and aggressive play, the Frenchman went on to clinch the opening set 6-4.

He proceeded to break Berdych in the opening game of the second set, and then held his serve until 4-3. Berdych finally broke back to 4-4, then reeled off the next two games to take the set.

In a tight deciding set, Berdych saved a break point to hold serve for 5-4 and in the following game, Tsonga then saved two match points by hitting an ace and a winner but ultimately lost on a double fault.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Spain vs Czech Republic in Davis Cup final

Spain reached Davis Cup final again

David Ferrer defeated John Isner 6-7 6-3 6-4 6-2 to help Spain beat the United States 3-1 in the Davis Cup semifinal.

World number five Ferrer had to fight from a set down and needed three hours to seal the win.

"It was a very tough, very difficult tie but we are really happy as we are in another Davis Cup final, something that is extremely hard to achieve," Ferrer said.

"Now we just need to enjoy it and rest and prepare for the final," added the 30-year-old, who has won five titles this year and reached the U.S. Open semi-finals this month.

Spain will play against the Czech Republic in the final.

Tomas Berdych gave the Czechs an unassailable 3-1 lead after beating Carlos Berlocq 63 64 63.

Berdych and his team mates will likely choose hard courts for the November 16-18 final.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Delpo wins, Pico loses in Davis Cup semifinal | Argentina 1 - Czech Republic 1

Delpo wins, Pico loses in Davis Cup semifinal | Argentina 1 - Czech Republic 1

Juan Martin del Potro beat Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-4 6-2 while Tomas Berdych edge Monaco 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 to tie the Davis Cup semifinal between Argentina and the Czech Republic.

Del Potro, told by doctors not to play because of an inflamed left wrist, broke down crying as he addressed fans chanting ''Ole! Ole! Ole!'' at the Parque Roca.

"In truth, it wasn't easy to play," Del Potro said. "You can see how I suffered playing. I did it for all of you. Playing here means so much for you, for the country, for Argentine tennis - for everyone and me too. I want to thank you for the love and support you have always shown me."

"There is always some pain," Del Potro told the crowd. "We all have some pain - some more than others. The important thing is to try to play and do your best."

Del Porto said Thursday he would not have played were this an ordinary tournament.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tomas Berdych US Open Interview | 1st Round | Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tomas Berdych US Open Interview | 1st Round | Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Q. You faced 18 break points and you won 16 of them. How did you do that?

TOMAS BERDYCH: Sorry? 18 break points?

Q. Yeah, there were 18 break points against you and you won 16.

TOMAS BERDYCH: Yeah, there is a day that it could go this way, and then there could be the day that, you know, let's say the other way and you have 20 break points and you open make one. It's how it is. No, I mean, it's a good point and good statistic for me. Yeah, you know, these guys, you know, I think he has a pretty good future ahead of him. If he just gonna stay to do what he's doing, then I think, you know, we can see him in the future quite high.

Q. He won 21 of his points at rushing net, and I know last year Llodra was rushing all the time and gave you more problem than it did this year. You seem to be more comfortable dealing with someone who is pressuring you by coming to net.

TOMAS BERDYCH: You just mention Michael, you know, but it's two completely different players. It's no way to compare them. But, yeah, I mean, he's really talented the way what he can play. He can play long rallies from the back, he can come up to the net; then playing, you know, very smart on the net. Yeah, he has many options to do that. But, yeah, I mean, probably for me today it was just more, you know, more experience and more, yeah, situations that I played. Yeah, it's still a difference.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Berdych bows out of Olympic Games

Berdych bows out of Olympic Games

Tomas Berdych was upset by Steve Darcis 6-4 6-4 in the first round of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

"It has always been a dream to play (on Centre Court). When you're young you watch Pete Sampras playing there and you think maybe one day, and today it was my day," Darcis said.

"It was a great atmosphere. To play those matches is why you play tennis and today it was an amazing feeling."

The Belgian won the first set and lead 5-3 up in the second but was broken.

Berdych held in the following game and even had two break points when his opponent was serving for the match again at 5-4 but Darcis clawed his way back to deuce.

The pair battled it out in a long rally, which Darcis ended with a classy cross court backhand to gain match point before Berdych sent a shot long allowing Darcis to celebrate the win.

“It was amazing, you know, to step on the court, to see all the crowd,” Darcis said of his first outing on Centre Court. “Of course, it was different. It was the Olympics. It's also another atmosphere, you know. It was great. You play tennis to play those matches, to play on those courts.”

The Belgian will face Santiago Giraldo in the second round.

"I played him in Munich on clay this year and I lost already, but you know I just beat Tomas," said Darcis.

"I'm playing good, I'm confident, so why not Santiago, he's a great player and it will be very tough but I will do my best and see how it goes."

Source AP

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Video: Berdych's house for Wimbledon

Video: Tomas Berdych's house for Wimbledon

>would you like a tour around the hour where Tomas Berdych will stay for Wimbledon?? Then... Watch the video below and enjoy....

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Videos: Halle Wednesday Highlights and Interviews | June 13th 2012

Videos: Halle Wednesday Highlights and Interviews | June 13th 2012

Watch and enjoy the following tennis highlights from Wednesday´s action at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle...

Also check out some interviews with Milos Raonic, Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek ...

Monday, June 4, 2012

Del Potro beats Berdych to set up Federer matchup in Paris

Del Potro beats Berdych to set up Federer matchup in Paris

Juan Martin del Potro made it past Tomas Berdych 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 to set up a French Open quarterfinal against Roger Federer.

Del Potro broke Berdych at love in the final game to seal the win.

One of del Potro's losses to Federer was in the 2009 French Open semifinals. That's the only time del Potro made it that far at Roland Garros.

Berdych was a French Open semifinalist in 2010 then was the runner-up at Wimbledon later that year.

"I was really, really focused to try to win the fourth set," said del Potro. "I'm really glad to go through, to play [in the] quarter-finals again. I want to play the best I can. I'm looking forward to the next match."