|Posted on March 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM|
Tomas will play his fourth round match at the Masters 1000 Indian Wells against Nicolas Almagro of Spain. The match will be the first on Center Court, play is scheduled to start at 11.00 AM local time.
H2H Tomas Berdych vs Nicolas Almagro
Order of Play – Wednesday, March 14, 2012
STADIUM 2 - Starting At: 11:00 am
Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)
John ISNER (USA) vs Matthew EBDEN (AUS)
Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) vs David NALBANDIAN (ARG)
followed by - Possible Court Change
Ryan HARRISON (USA) vs Gilles SIMON (FRA)
Not Before 5:00 PM - After Suitable Rest
Marc LOPEZ (ESP)/Rafael NADAL (ESP) vs Leander PAES (IND)/Radek STEPANEK (CZE)
FOUTH ROUND Almagro/Berdych Preview
(12) Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs (7) Tomas Berdych (CZE) Berdych Leads 5-2
2005 Bastad (Sweden) Clay R16 Tomas Berdych 4-6 6-3 6-4
2006 Bastad (Sweden) Clay R32 Nicolas Almagro 6-2 7-6(7)
2007 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo Clay R64 Tomas Berdych 5-0 ret
2010 World Team Championship (Düsseldorf)Clay RR Tomas Berdych 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3
2011 Nice (France) Clay SF Nicolas Almagro 6-4 6-4
2011 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (USA) Hard R16 Tomas Berdych 6-2 6-2
2012 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R16 Tomas Berdych 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(3) 7-6(2)
W: Sao Paulo (d Volandri); F: Buenos Aires (l Ferrer); SF: Chennai (l Raonic); QF: Auckland (l Kohlschreiber); Acapulco (l Verdasco)
YTD W-L: 19-5 (7-3 on hard, 12-2 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 11
Date of Birth: August 21, 1985
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 12
W: Montpellier (d Monfils); SF: Rotterdam (l Del Potro); QF: Australian Open (l Nadal); Dubai (l Murray)
YTD W-L: 16-3 (16-3 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 7
Tomas Berdych in action against Nicolas Almagro during their 4th round match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, USA 14 March 2012
Unfortunately Tomas lost...
* Tomas cited weakness, physically he couldn't anymore...*
Tomas Berdych lost to Nicolas Almagro
Virus a big foe at BNP Paribas Open
March 14, 2012
INDIAN WELLS — There have been numerous upsets on the tennis courts all week at the BNP Paribas Open. However, it's the upset stomach and other ailments that have sidelined at least 10 players and been the talk of the tournament.
Call it the Coachella Valley virus, the IW I-dub bug or the Indian-not-Wells flu that continues to strike the top men's and women's tennis players in the world.
Officials, fans, ballkids, members of the media and people of all ages across the desert have been filing into doctor's offices, hospitals and clinics for the past five days.
Eisenhower Medical Center reported a 15 percent increase in patients visiting the Rancho Mirage facility for a gastrointestinal flu that was accompanied by nausea, vomiting, fever and subsequent diarrhea. The sickness lasts approximately 24 to 48 hours and is transmitted by air and direct contact. It is not a food-borne issue.
Maria Sharapova, the world's No. 2-ranked women's player, said emails circulated among players regarding the sickness.
“It's pretty tough, considering you can't really escape it too much,” Sharapova said. “I have had it before a few years ago, and it's not pretty. It's a great diet, but other than that it's horrible, especially for an athlete.”
Dr. Euthym Kontaxis, Eisenhower Medical Center's director of emergency medicine, said as of Tuesday he's seen a decrease of patients complaining about the localized virus.
“We've tested for it and we're trying to find the specifics of it, but results probably won't be available until after the tournament,” Kontaxis said. “We've still seen some people and players with symptoms, but the peak is over. It's starting to fade.”
BNP Paribas Open tournament director Steve Simon said the tournament initiated preventive measures after the illness became more than an isolated incident last Saturday when three players, some officials and volunteers became ill.
“We spoke to the medical team from Eisenhower Medical who are responsible for the athletes' medical care, our first aid center and all of our patrons,” Simon said. “It's an airborne illness valleywide, and they haven't offered where it could have originated. It's a bug in the area.”
Handshake between Tomas Berdych and Nicolas Almagro
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