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Tomas Berdych Through The Years (2004 - 2010)

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   2010 Tomas Berdych

Part 01    
Tomas Berdych, the No. 2 player from the Czech Republic (behind No. 17 Stepanek) opened the season by reaching the semi-finals in Brisbane (l. to eventual champ Roddick) and followed with opening round loss in Sydney (l. to Luczak after bye) and 2nd Rd. at Australian Open  (l. to Korolev)... in February he reached back-to-back quarter-finals in San Jose (l. to Roddick) and Memphis (l. to Gulbis).

Part 02 (DC 1st round)
He helped his country to a 4-1 first round Davis Cup win over Belgium (on clay), defeating O. Rochus in straight sets in the opening rubber and winning the doubles (w/Stepanek) in similar fashion

Part 03 (Miami)
En route to the final, has beaten Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker 63 64, Argentine Horacio Zeballos 64 75, World No. 1 Roger Federer 64 67(3) 76(6), saving one match point, No. 10 seed Fernando Verdasco 46 76(5) 64 in a two hour, 51-minute battle and No. 5 seed Robin Soderling 62 62…Has saved 24 of 30 break points in the tourney (holding 56 of 62 service games). Tomas Berdych is making his 10th appearance in an ATP World Tour final (5-4) and the second in an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final.
Lost to Andy Roddick in the final.

Part 04 Roland Garros (R1 - R2 - R3 - R4 - QF) Enjoy 44 photos 3'10" swf file 5.62 Mo
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Part 05 Roland Garros (Semi-Final) Enjoy 43 photos 4'20" swf file 7.10 Mo (full screen)
Tomas Berdych began his clay season at the 2010 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters losing to eventual finalist Fernando Verdasco 7–5, 3–6, 2–6 in the third round after cruising through the first two rounds. At the 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia he lost Stanislas Wawrinka 6–2, 3–6, 6–7(6). At the 2010 BMW Open he was upset by Philipp Petzschner 6–1, 3–6, 4–6 in the quarterfinals. He then withdrew from the 2010 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open due to a right hip injury. He then represented Czech Republic at the 2010 ARAG World Team Cup and won all his three singles matches but failed to reach the finals after losing the tie against USA. In the 2010 French Open, Berdych enjoyed his best performance to date in a Grand Slam tournament. He reached the semifinals where he was defeated by fifth seed Robin Söderling 3–6, 6–3, 7–5, 3–6, 3–6. En route to the semis, he defeated three seeded opponents in straight sets: John Isner in the third round, world number 4 Andy Murray in the fourth round, and Mikhail Youzhny in the quarter-finals.

Part 06 Wimbledon (R1 - R2 - R3 - R4 - QF - SF) Enjoy 55 photos 7'21" swf file 9.42 Mo (full screen)
Part 07 Wimbledon Finals - Enjoy 96 photos 10'08" 8.25 Mo
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Tomas Berdych reached his first career slam Final at the 2010 Wimbledon after beating Andrey Golubev and Benjamin Becker in straight sets, Denis Istomin in five and Daniel Brands in four sets. He also defeated defending champion Roger Federer in four sets 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 6–4 to record his second straight victory over the Swiss. The win also made him only the fourth Czech-born man to reach the semi-final of Wimbledon, after Jaroslav Drobný, Jan Kodeš and Ivan Lendl. In the semifinal match against Novak Djokovic, Berdych won the match in straight sets 6–3, 7–6(9), 6–3, to reach his first Grand Slam final, against world number one Rafael Nadal. There, he lost to the Spaniard 3–6, 5–7, 4–6 to finish as a runner up.

Part 08 Enjoy 50 photos 6'02" swf file 5.55 Mo
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At the 2010 Rogers Cup held in Toronto, he lost to Roger Federer 3–6, 7–5, 6–7(5) despite serving for the match at 5–3 in the third set while being two points away from victory numerous times. At the 2010 US Open as the # 7 seed, Berdych was upset in the first round by Michaël Llodra 6–7(3), 4–6, 4–6.

Part 09 Enjoy 44 photos 4'25'' swf file 6.30 Mo
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Booking his place at the Barclays 2010 ATP World Tour Finals in London for the first time in his career, Tomas Berdych was named the #6 seed. Coming from a long string of poor performances dating back since his surprising Wimbledon campaign, his lack of confidence showed in his opening round robin loss to Novak Djokovic 3–6, 3–6. However, to a surprise of many, Tomas somehow rediscovered his confidence in his second round robin match where he defeated Andy Roddick 7–5, 6–3. In his last round robin match, Berdych was defeated by Rafael Nadal in two sets which meant that he could not advance to the semi-finals of the tournament.

  2009 Tomas Berdych          
my 2 flash movies swf files   Part 1 (6.06 Mo)       Part 2 (8.00 Mo)
The No. 2 Czech Republic native (behind No. 12 Stepanek) finished in Top 20 for fourth straight year and helped lead his country to its first Davis Cup final (l. to Spain 5-0) since 1980 -- Went 3-2 in singles matches  -- In May captured his fifth career ATP World Tour title in Munich (d. Youzhny) -- Began season with 4th RD at Australian Open where he lost to No. 2 Federer in five sets after holding a two-set lea -- Reached 4th RD at Wimbledon (l. to Roddick) and his best results rest of season were QF efforts in Washington, Cincinnati, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo -- Went 1-9 vs. Top 10 opponents with lone win over No. 8 Simon in 1st RD Davis Cup tie -- Compiled marks of 22-17 on hard, 9-7 on clay and 4-2 on grass.

  2008 Tomas Berdych
my flash movie swf file 7.87 Mo 10'56" with 80 photos
Finished as top Czech Republic player and in Top 20 for third straight year...Captured his fourth career ATP title and reached another final...After an 18-13 record through June, finished with a 17-9 mark from July-on...Began with 4th RD at Australian Open (l. to Federer) and in April, reached 4th RD at AMS Miami (l. to Nadal)...In Davis Cup QF tie vs. Russia, sprained right ankle in fifth set vs. Davydenko...In July, reached final in Bastad (l. to Robredo)...After an opening round loss at US Open (l. to Querrey), reached SF in Bangkok (l. to Djokovic) and followed with first Asian title in Tokyo (d. No. 8 Roddick in SF, del Potro in F)...Closed with 3-3 indoor mark....Went 2-7 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled records of 25-14 on hard and 6-6 on clay.

  2007 Tomas Berdych     
my flash movie swf file 9.05 Mo 7'29" with 48 photos
Top Czech Republic player captured his third ATP title, first on grass in Halle (d. Baghdatis) and advanced to his first Grand Slam QF at Wimbledon (l. to Nadal) while posting a 46-24 record...On clay, reached SF at AMS Monte Carlo, Munich and QF at AMS Rome (l. to Volandri)...Won three of four matches at ATP World Team Chp. in Dusseldorf to lead his country to final (l. to Argentina)...On grass, won title in Halle (d. Baghdatis) and followed with QF at Wimbledon...Closed season with back-to-back SFs in Bangkok and Tokyo and QF in Basel...Helped his country to 3-2 Davis Cup win over Switzerland to qualify for '08 World Group...Surpassed $1 million for second straigth year by earning a career-high $1,126,070.

  2006 Tomas Berdych
my 3 flash movies swf files      Part 1 (5.30 Mo)
         Part 2 (5.38 Mo)         Part 3 (5.73 Mo)
Finished as No. 1 Czech for first time and reached finals in Halle (l. to Federer) and Mumbai (l. to Tursunov)...Went 10-4 in Grand Slam play with 4th RD at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open...At AMS events, reached SF in Madrid (d. No. 6 Roddick, No. 2 Nadal; l. to Gonzalez) and QF at Toronto (d. No. 2 Nadal, l. to Gasquet) and Paris...Broke into Top 10 for first time on Oct. 23...Went 5-8 vs. Top 10 opponents...Surpassed $1 million in a season for first time.
  2005 Tomas Berdych
my flash movie swf file 8.90 Mo 8'50" with 118 photos
Claimed his first AMS title in Paris where he defeated five consecutive seeds/Top 20 opponents, including No. 7 Coria, Ferrero, Gaudio, Stepanek and No. 10 Ljubicic in five sets...Runner-up in Bsstad (l. to Nadal)...

  2004 Tomas Berdych
my flash movie swf file  6.65 Mo 6'42" with 86 photos    (full screen)
Claimed his first career ATP title in Palermo (d. Volandri)  while finishing in Top 50 for first time.... Also he won three Challenger titles... Played at the Summer Olympics. He won in the first round against Florian Mayer 6-3, 7-5. He managed to cause a major upset in the second round, defeating world no. 1 Roger Federer 4-6, 7-5, 7-5. He went on to defeat 15th seed Tommy Robredo 7-6(2), 4-6, 8-6 in the round of 16. He was finally defeated in the quarterfinals by Taylor Dent 6-4, 6-1.... Two weeks later, reached 4th RD at US Open.