|Posted on February 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM|
Tomas begins Rotterdam play as seed Number 2 on Wednesday afternoon against fellow Czech Lukas Rosol.
It’s a first meeting
The first round continues Wednesday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, the first ATP World Tour 500 tournament of the new season. Czech Tomas Berdych highlights the day session, while top seed Roger Federer players plays in the evening session
Both Federer and Berdych will be coming from Davis Cup ties for their respective countries, as the top seeded Swiss, Federer has been defeated in singles rubber against John Isner and second seeded Player, Berdych has defeated Simone Bolelli.
Order of Play - Wednesday, February 15, 2012
CENTRE COURT - Matches Start At: 11:00 am
Matthias BACHINGER (GER) vs Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP)
Lukas ROSOL (CZE) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)
Not Before 1:30 PM
Michael LLODRA (FRA) vs Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG)
followed by (TBA Possible Court Change)
Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN)/Viktor TROICKI (SRB) vs Thomas SCHOOREL (NED)/Igor SIJSLING (NED)
Not Before 7:30 PM
Roger FEDERER (SUI) vs Nicolas MAHUT (FRA)
Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA) vs Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)
ROTTERDAM WEDNESDAY PREVIEW
YTD W-L: 2-4
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: July 24, 1985
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 77
• Rosol is 1-2 against Top 10 players (win came against then-No. 8 Melzer at 2011 Roland Garros)
• This is the Czech Republic native’s first appearance in Rotterdam
• Berdych and Rosol are two of only three Czech players in Top 100 (Stepanek in between at No. 29)
W: Montpellier (d Monfils); QF: Australian Open (l Nadal)
YTD W-L: 9-1
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 7
• Berdych is 5-0 indoors this year (4-0 to win Montpellier title, 1-0 in Davis Cup)
• This is the Czech Republic native’s seventh appearance at Rotterdam (4-5 record; best result was QFs in 2011 - w/o to Tsonga)
• He enters with a 9-1 match record and trying to become the fifth player this season to win at least 10 matches – Baghdatis (11-4), Murray (10-1), Monfils (10-3), Kohlschreiber (10-4)
2nd seed Berdych beats countryman in straight sets
ATP and Rotterdam website Homepage of Wednesday, February 15, 2012
BERDYCH BEATS FELLOW CZECH IN OPENER
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
by ATP Staff | 15.02.2012
Second seed Tomas Berdych hit 10 aces and dropped 12 points on serve to beat fellow Czech Lukas Rosol 6-4, 6-2 in 76 minutes on Wednesday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. It was his 10th match win of the season.
World No. 7 Berdych lifted his seventh ATP World Tour title at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier (d. Monfils) recently.
Tomas Berdych wins Rotterdam opener.
He will face Marcos Baghdatis in the second round
(File Photo Montpellier)
Berdych wins in Rotterdam
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tomas Berdych overpowered his Czech Davis Cup teammate Lukas Rosol 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday to start his campaign at the ATP Rotterdam Open with a win.
Both Berdych and Rosol won singles ties at the weekend as they helped their country into the Davis quarter-finals and a date with Serbia. But Berdych, seeded second, showed his clear superiority in the clash between countrymen.
“I'm satisfied,” the No 7 said after advancing in an hour and a quarter with ten aces and three breaks of serve as the pair met for the first time.
“It was indoors but still a tough transition from Davis Cup.
“Our court was much faster with lower bounce. I didn't really have much time to train here. but I coped with it pretty well. I was able to find my rhythm quite fast and was able to play my game.”