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2012 Monte-Carlo (R1=Bye) Round 2: Tomas Berdych vs Marin Cilic

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 1:15 PM




Tomas will begin his run at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, as he takes to the court on Wednesday against Croatia’s Marin Cilic who beat qualifier Italian Simone Bolelli.


 

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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Marin Cilic

 
 
 

Monte-Carlo Wednesday Briefing


Monte-Carlo, Monaco


by Greg Sharko | 18.04.2012


Court des Princes


Marin Cilic (CRO) vs (6) Tomas Berdych (CZE) Berdych Leads 3-1

2009 CRO vs. CZE WG SF (Croatia) Clay RR Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-3 3-6 4-6 6-3

2009 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai Hard R64 Tomas Berdych 7-6(8)3-6 6-4

2011 Marseille (France) Hard QF Marin Cilic 6-3 6-4

2011 Beijing (China) Hard F Tomas Berdych 3-6 6-4 6-1



Cilic FastFacts:

2012 Highlights:

YTD W-L: 3-4 (2-1 on clay)

YTD Titles: 0

Career Titles: 6

Date of Birth: September 28, 1988

South African Airways ATP Ranking: 22



Berdych FastFacts:

2012 Highlights:

W: Montpellier (d Monfils); SF: Rotterdam (l Del Potro); QF: Australian Open (l Nadal); Dubai (l Murray)

YTD W-L: 19-5 (2-0 on clay)

YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 7

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

South African Airways ATP Ranking: 7









Order of Play – Wednesday, April 18, 2012


COURT DES PRINCES - Matches Start At: 10:30 am


Bernard TOMIC (AUS) vs Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV (UKR)

followed by

Julien BENNETEAU (FRA) vs Jurgen MELZER (AUT)

followed by

Marin CILIC (CRO) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)

followed by

Kei NISHIKORI (JPN) vs Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA)

 

 







Berdych in action against Marin Cilic




No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych bookedhis place in the last 16 with a straight sets win over Marin Cilic.Berdych looked to be firmly in control after an early break in the opening set,but Cilic broke back to force a tiebreak as the Czech served for the set.However, Berdych held firm to win the tiebreak, and raced through the secondset to wrap up a 7-6(3) 6-1 victory.

 

 


 
 
 

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Berdych makes winning start in Monte Carlo‎











Tomas Berdych overcomes Marin Cilic challenge‎

 

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BERDYCH TO FACE NISHIKORI


Monte-Carlo, Monaco


by ATP Staff | 18.04.2012


Sixth seed Tomas Berdych made a smooth start to his title bid, dismissing Croatia’s Marin Cilic 7-6(3), 6-1. The Czech player converted four of his nine break point chances and won 71 per cent of points on serve to triumph in one hour and 42 minutes.


The 26-year-old Berdych was a semi-finalist at the Monte-Carlo Country Club in 2007 (l. to Nadal) and improved to a 20-5 match record on the season. He captured his seventh ATP World Tour title at the Open Sud de France in February (d. Monfils) and was a quarter-finalist at the Australian Open (l. to Nadal).


Berdych next will meet Japan’s Kei Nishikori after the 12th seed defeated French wild card Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 6-2 in 90 minutes, saving five of the six break points he faced.





 

 

 
 

Berdych Camp















 


Tomas in red in Monte-Carlo



















His coach Tomas Krupa


































Tomas signs autographs for fans

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Berdych Hits Monte-Carlo Hot Shot


Tomas Berdych takes Hot Shot honours in his match against Marin Cilic on Wednesday at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.








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