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2012 French Open Round 4: Tomas Berdych vs Juan Martin Del Potro

Posted on June 3, 2012 at 8:05 AM



Tomas Berdych came close to being shown the door in Paris on Friday, as he was pushed to the very limit by big-serving South African Kevin Anderson. Berdych will next face Juan Martin Del Potro.

 
 
 

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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Juan Martin Del Potro








Order of Play – Sunday, June 3, 2012


Court Suzanne Lenglen – Matches Start At: 11:00 AM


Women's Singles - 4th Round

Angelique Kerber (GER) [10] vs Petra Martic (CRO)

Women's Singles - 4th Round

Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [1] vs Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) [15]

Men's Singles - 4th Round

Roger Federer (SUI) [3] vs David Goffin (BEL)

Men's Singles - 4th Round

Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) [9] vs Tomas Berdych (CZE) [7]

 

 



 
 
 

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Tomas Berdych in action during his men's singles fourth round match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during day 8 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2012 in Paris, France.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tomas Berdych in fourth round action on Sunday

 
 
 
 
 

 


Match suspended due to bad light


Seventh seed Tomas Berdych and ninth-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, were unable to finish their fourth round match because of darkness. (9:17 PM)


 

 
 

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...darkness on Court Suzanne Lenglen, end of match is postponed

Del Potro leads 7-6(6), 1-6, 6-3

 
 
 
 
 



Order of Play – Monday, June 4, 2012


Court Suzanne Lenglen – Matches Start At: 11:00 AM


Men's Singles - 4th Round

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) [8] vs Nicolas Almagro (ESP) [12]     

Not Before:12:30 PM

Men's Singles - 4th Round - To Finish 7-6(6) 1-6 6-3

Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) [9] vs Tomas Berdych (CZE) [7]

Women's Singles - 4th Round

Na Li (CHN) [7] vs Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)

Men's Singles - 4th Round

Juan Monaco (ARG) [13] vs Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2]

Women's Singles - 4th Round

Arantxa Rus (NED) vs Kaia Kanepi (EST) [23]

 

 

 
 
 
 

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Berdych lost in four sets






ATP NEWS



Del Potro, who led seventh-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(6), 1-6, 6-3 Sunday night, needed 53 minutes to win the fourth set 7-5 for a quarter-final clash against third seed and 2009 titlist Roger Federer.


 
 
 





Tomas Berdych reacts after a point as he plays against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during their Men's Singles 4th Round tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 4, 2012 in Paris.





 
 

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Tomas Berdych in fourth round action on Monday

 
 
 
 
 







...a dejected Tomas Berdych during Round 4 French Open against Juan Martin Del Potro on Monday. Umpire Enric Molina was wrong, Tomas was right... the ball did not bounce twice. Source: French TV.

















Tomas discusses loss to Juan Martin Del Potro


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Let there be lights, says Berdych after black Sabbath

PARIS, June 4 | Mon Jun 4, 2012


REUTERS


Czech Tomas Berdych believes the French Open should get with the times and install floodlights after gloom descended on Sunday and interrupted his fourth-round clash against Juan Martin del Potro.


The number seven seed was trailing by two sets to one when play was suspended at Roland Garros and he swiftly exited the competition on Monday when the match was resumed.


Floodlights are now common on the tour circuit while the French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament without lights on at least one court.


"It's definitely not about the scheduling, but it's definitely about (time) to do something with this place," he told reporters.


"As you see every place you have at least lights.


"We don't have to play a night session, but at least have decent lights so you can finish the match."


Berdych was backed up by Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic who lost his fourth-round clash against Nicolas Almagro in straight sets on Monday.


"I think the only change which I could possibly see in this event is having lights on the showcourt," he said.






 




Bye Bye Paris


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