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2012 Cincinnati Round 3: Tomas Berdych vs Milos Raonic

Posted on August 16, 2012 at 5:35 PM



On Tuesday Tomas got to the third round of the Cincinnati Masters by beating Yen-Hsun Lu in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Today he will take on rising star Milos Raonic of Canada *both are tall ... same heights 6'5'' 196 cm*. Their match is the fourth match on Court 3. They have never played against each other before.


 
 
 

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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Milos Raonic

 
 
 
 
 


HEAD TO HEAD


Milos Raonic (CAN) vs (5) Tomas Berdych (CZE) First Meeting



Raonic FastFacts:


2012 Highlights:

W(2): Chennai (d Tipsarevic); San Jose (d Istomin); F: Memphis (l Melzer); SF: Barcelona (l Ferrer); QF(2): Halle (l Federer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto (l Isner)



YTD W-L: 32-13 (20-4 on hard), 19-12 in Tie-breaks

YTD Titles: 2/Career Titles: 3

Date of Birth: December 27, 1990

South African Airways ATP Ranking: 19 (Career-high this week)

* Cincinnati History: 2-0 match record; Best Result: Third Round (2012)



Berdych FastFacts:


2012 Highlights:

W: Montpellier (d Monfils); F: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Federer); SF(2): Rotterdam (l Del Potro); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic); QF(4): Australian Open (l Nadal); Dubai (l Murray); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); Halle (l Haas)



YTD W-L: 37-14 (19-6 on hard), 14-11 in Tie-breaks

YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 7

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

South African Airways ATP Ranking: 7

* Cincinnati History: 12-7 match record; Best Result: Semi-finals (2011)

 






Order of Play – Thursday, August 16, 2012


Court 3 – Match Start At: 11:00 am


[6] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) vs Viktor Troicki (SRB)

followed by

Pablo Andujar (ESP) vs [12] Marin Cilic (CRO)

Not Before 2:30 PM

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs [14] Kei Nishikori (JPN)

followed by

Milos Raonic (CAN) vs [5] Tomas Berdych (CZE)

followed by

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)/Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs [2] Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA)

 

 


 
 
 

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Berdych lost to ace machine Raonic

 
 








RAONIC OUSTS BERDYCH


Cincinnati, U.S.A.


by ATP Staff |  16.08.2012


Canadian Milos Raonic  ousted fifth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 after one hour and 52 minutes. Raonic fired 20 aces and countered losing his serve twice by breaking Berdych three times from eight opportunities. The victory was Raonic's fourth against a Top 10 player this year.


Raonic said about the hard hitting in the match, "I think he prefers it more than I do. I think that was the issue with the second set: I was just trying to play a little bit too flat and hard through him. I wasn't using height and sort of angles to pull him off the court. I think he does that better than I do.


"But it was a good match for me. I did a lot of things well, and I'm happy with the way I closed it out after I had a really bad lapse in the second set."


The 21-year-old Canadian also reached the quarter-finals last week in Toronto (l. to Isner), and afterwards broke into the Top 20 of the South African Airways ATP Rankings for the first time.






 

 





 
 
 


















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