|Posted on November 10, 2011 at 12:05 AM|
Three Barclays ATP World Tour Finals spots are up for grabs this week at the BNP Paribas Masters. Tomas needs just one more win at the Paris Masters to secure his place in the ATP World Tour Finals. He will play against Janko Tipsarevic. They have played against each other four times before and the Serbian won all times... why? a sort of nemesis... time for a change, no?
*scary* H2H Tomas Berdych vs Janko Tipsarevic
Order of Play - Thursday, November 10, 2011
Court 1 - Matches Start At: 11:00 am
Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) vs Janko TIPSAREVIC (SRB)
David FERRER (ESP) vs Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV (UKR)
Rohan BOPANNA (IND)/Aisam-Ul-Haq QURESHI (PAK) vs Colin FLEMING/Jamie MURRAY (GBR)
Arnaud CLEMENT/Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN (FRA) vs Mariusz FYRSTENBERG/Marcin MATKOWSKI (POL)
Bob BRYAN/Mike BRYAN (USA) vs Julien BENNETEAU/Nicolas MAHUT (FRA)
Eric BUTORAC (USA)/Jean-Julien ROJER (AHO) vs Michael LLODRA (FRA)/Nenad ZIMONJIC (SRB)
Thursday, November 10, 2011
SEVEN OF TOP 10 IN LAST 16 IN PARIS, CRITICAL DAY FOR LONDON
Not only will it be an epic day of tennis at the BNP Paribas Masters as 16 of the ATP World Tour’s biggest stars battle it out for quarter-final berths in the last ATP Masters 1000 event of the year, but it will also be a very important day - potentially the last day - in the race to the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS in London.
BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS QUALIFYING SCENARIOS
At the end of play on Wednesday, Almagro, Simon and Monfils have been eliminated so four players for the last three spots will be determined by: Berdych, Tsonga, Fish, Tipsarevic
• Berdych, Tsonga, Fish will qualify Thursday BUT if Berdych beats Tipsarevic on Court 1, then Berdych, Tsonga and Fish qualify at the same time
• If Berdych loses, he will qualify if:
Tsonga loses in 3rd RD or Fish loses in 3rd RD or Tipsarevic does not win the title
• If Tsonga loses, he will qualify if:
Fish loses in 3rd RD or Tipsarevic does not win the title
• If Fish loses, he will qualify if:
Tipsarevic does not win the title
PARIS THURSDAY BRIEFING - Berdych/Tipsarevic
(5) Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs (11) Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) Tipsarevic Leads 4-0
2004 Stockholm (Sweden) Hard R32 Janko Tipsarevic 3-6 7-5 6-1
2010 SRB vs. CZE WG SF (Serbia) Hard RR Janko Tipsarevic 7-5 6-2 2-6 7-6(5)
2011 ATP Masters 1000 Montreal Hard QF Janko Tipsarevic 6-4 6-4
2011 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Janko Tipsarevic 6-4 5-0 ret (shoulder)
2004 Weiden CH (Germany) Clay F Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-3
2009 Sunrise CH (U.S.A.) Hard SF Tomas Berdych 6-0 6-4
W: Beijing (d Cilic); SF: Chennai (l Wawrinka); Dubai (l Djokovic); Nice (l Almagro); Halle (l Petzschner); Bastad (l Soderling); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Djokovic); QF: Australian Open (l Djokovic); Rotterdam (W/O vs Tsonga); Marseille (l Cilic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Bellucci); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Gasquet); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (l Tipsarevic)
YTD W-L: 49-20 (33-12 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 6
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 7
W: Kuala Lumpur (d Baghdatis); Moscow (d Troicki); F: Delray Beach (l Del Potro); Eastbourne (l Seppi); St. Petersburg (l Cilic); SF: Chennai (l Malisse); Belgrade (W/O vs Djokovic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (l Fish); QF: Washington (l Monfils); US Open (l Djokovic)
YTD W-L: 53-24 (41-17 on hard)
YTD Titles: 2
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: June 22, 1984
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 13
It was Tomas' 50th win of the season
Tomas Berdych beat Janko Tipsarevic 7-5 6-4 to set up a Paris Masters quarter-final against Andy Murray - and book his place at the ATP World Tour Finals. What a great day!
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Peter Black (BETTOR) - Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tomas Berdych rams down Janko Tipsarevic in third round clash
Czech World No.7, Tomas Berdych, overpowered his third round challenger of BNP Paribas Masters 2011, Serbian world No.13, Janko Tipsarevic, beating him down in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4, in an hour and 41 minutes hard court match at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France on Thursday, 10th of November.
Kicking off with the fixture, the two walked down the blue indoor court, and warmed up before the Czech won the toss and served the match opener. Serving up his first game, Berdych broke down right away and lost his opening serve, 1-0.
Taking advantage of the breakpoint win, Serbian world No.13 pulled away a winner and led the board with two straight wins, 2-0. Berdych, serving his second game, finally rolled down his side of the score card to cut the lead to 1-2.
Unable to break back, the Czech world No.7 went down in the next three games as the Serbian served-broke-served and led the set 5-1. However, the set was still not over. Berdych, with a mouth opening performance, came back up as he bewildered the Serbian in the next four games, serve-break-serve-break, to level up the scores at 5-5.
After the four straight games winning run, Berdych did not stop. Serving out game eleven, 6-5, world No.7 broke the lower ranked Serbian for the third time in six consecutive games, game twelve, 7-5, winning the set with an outstanding comeback.
With his remarkable recovery in the first set, Berdych continued with the second set, however, once again failed to win the set opener. Breaking the world No.7, Tipsarevic once again took a strong start, captivating the first two games to lead the set, 2-0.
Winning away his first game, game three, Berdych managed to roll down his side of the scoreboard and tail the Serbian until game seven. With scores at 3-4, Czech 26-year-old broke his lower ranked rival in game eight, 4-4, to even up the scores once again.
Tipsarevic tried to stop the Czech from running away with a straight set victory, however, was unable to put forward a greater defence. Serving out game nine, Berdych broke the Serb in game ten, winning the set, 6-4, and the match in straight sets.
Although the Serbian had started off positive in both the sets, however, could not hold on to his nerves and that is the main reason for most of the matches he has lost. Anyhow, making his way into the quarter-final round, Berdych will now play against the sizzling Brit, Andy Murray to decide the winner of the semis spot.
Beautiful Ester in the audience cheers on Tomas