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2012 Monte-Carlo Round 3: Tomas Berdych vs Kei Nishikori

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 10:30 AM
 





Tomas Berdych takes on Kei Nishikori this morning in the last sixteen of the Monte Carlo Masters. Berdych could set up a quarter-final clash with third seed Andy Murray if he beats Nishikori today.
 
 



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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Kei Nishikori



 
 
 

Monte-Carlo Thursday Briefing


Monte-Carlo, Monaco


by Greg Sharko |  19.04.2012


Court des Princes



(12) Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs (6) Tomas Berdych (CZE) Nishikori Leads 2-0

2009 Brisbane (Australia) Hard R16 Kei Nishikori 7-6(7) 6-3

2011 Basel (Switzerland) Hard R32 Kei Nishikori 3-6 6-3 6-2



Nishikori FastFacts:

2012 Highlights:

QF: Australian Open (l Murray); Buenos Aires (l Wawrinka)

YTD W-L: 13-7 (5-3 on clay)

YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 1

Date of Birth: December 29, 1989

South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 17



Berdych FastFacts:

2012 Highlights:

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

YTD W-L: 20-5 (3-0 on clay)

YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 7

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

South African Airways ATP Ranking: 7








Order of Play – Thursday, April 19, 2012


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


Kei NISHIKORI (JPN) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)

Not Before 12:00 PM

Janko TIPSAREVIC (SRB) vs Gilles SIMON (FRA)

followed by

Robin HAASE (NED)  vs Thomaz BELLUCCI (BRA)

followed by

Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP) vs Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI)

 

 

 

 
 
 

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Berdych downs Nishikori, sets up Murray meeting

 
 
 

 
 

 

 

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Berdych through after Nishikora test‎

 
 
 





Berdych To Face Murray In Quarter-finals


Monte-Carlo, Monaco


by ATP Staff | 19.04.2012


World No. 7 Tomas Berdych will face Andy Murray in the quarter-finals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters after overcoming Kei Nishikori on Thursday. The Czech player rallied from a set down to beat the 12th-seeded Nishikori 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.


After dropping serve twice to surrender the first set, Berdych hit back with three breaks of serve to record his first win in three meetings with Nishikori after two hours of play. The right-hander is bidding to reach the semi-finals at the Monte-Carlo Country Club for the second time following his effort in 2007 (l. to Nadal).


The 26-year-old Berdych, who won his seventh ATP World Tour title at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier (d. Monfils) in February, has a 21-5 match record on the season. The Czech leads Murray 3-2 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series, though it was the Scot who won their most recent clash in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships two months ago.



 
 
 

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ATP Homepage of Thursday, April 19, 2012

 
 
 






 
 
 
 
 

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Tomas Berdych escapes scare against Kei Nishikori in round three

 
 
 






 
 

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