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2013 Chennai Quarter-Final: Tomas Berdych vs Roberto Bautista Agut

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 7:50 PM
 
 
 

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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Roberto Bautista-Agut

 
 
 
 
 




Order of Play – Friday, January 4, 2013


CENTRE COURT - Matches Start At: 5:00 pm


Marin CILIC (CRO) vs Benoit PAIRE (FRA)

followed by

Go SOEDA (JPN) vs Janko TIPSAREVIC (SRB)

followed by

Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) vs Roberto BAUTISTA AGUT (ESP)

followed by

Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) Sergiy STAKHOVSKY (UKR) vs Sanchai RATIWATANA (THA) Sonchat RATIWATANA (THA)

 

 


PREVIEW


TOP FOUR SEEDS ADVANCE TO QUARTERS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR


• The top four seeds are in the quarter-finals at the Aircel Chennai Open on Friday. It’s the second year in a row the top four are in the quarters. Top seed Tomas Berdych, No. 2 Janko Tipsarevic and No. 3 Marin Cilic are playing on Centre Court while No. 4 Stanislas Wawrinka is on Court 1.


• In the final singles match, top seed and wild card Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic takes on Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in a first-time meeting. World No. 6 Berdych won his season debut on Thursday cruising past Somdev Devvarman. Last year he reached the quarter-finals or better 14 times on ATP World Tour with two titles and went 8-6 in QF matches. Bautista Agut is playing in Chennai for the first time and he advanced to his second career ATP World Tour quarter-final with his win over Matthias Bachinger on Thursday. Bautista Agut was one of 13 Spaniards to finish in the Top 100 in 2012. This is the Spaniard’s first career match against a Top 10 opponent.



(1-WC)Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) First Meeting


Berdych FastFacts:

2012 Highlights:

W(2): Montpellier (d Monfils); Stockholm (d Tsonga); F(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Federer); Winston-Salem (l Isner); SF(4): Rotterdam (l Del Potro); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic); US Open (l Murray); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (l Djokovic); QF(6): Australian Open (l Nadal); Dubai (l Murray); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); Halle (l Haas); Tokyo (l Nishikori); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris (l Simon)


YTD W-L: 61-23

YTD Titles: 2/Career Titles: 8

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

Emirates ATP Ranking: 6


• Berdych, 27, won his opening match of the 2013 season and advance the Chennai QFs for the second time with a 63 61 win over local wild card Somdev Devvarman. Won 82 percent of his service points, did not face a break point and converted four of his nine break points to advance in 65 minutes. Now is 4-1 and is looking to reach Chennai semi-finals for second time ( l. to Wawrinka in 2011)

• Last year was QF or better 14 times on ATP World Tour with two titles (for first time in career) and went 8-6 in QF matches

• Became first Czech Republic native with three straight Top 10 seasons since Ivan Lendl had 13 in a row (1980-92). Also first Czech to win 60 or more matches since Petr Korda (61) in 1992

• Won indoor titles in Montpellier (d. Monfils) and Stockholm (d. Tsonga) with finals at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid to Federer) and Winston-Salem (I. to Isner, held three MPs)

• Led Czech Republic to first Davis Cup title since 1980, putting together records of 6-1 in singles and 4-0 in doubles (w/Stepanek). Defeated Spain 3-2 in Prague in final

• Reached SF at US Open (d. No.1 Federer in QF, I. to Murray) and QF at Australian Open (l. to Nadal)

• Compiled records of 41-15 on hard courts (18-5 indoor), 19-5 on clay and 1-3 on grass. Went 7-14 vs. Top 10 opponents



Bautista Agut FastFacts:

2012 Highlights:

QF: St. Petersburg (l Fognini)

YTD W-L: 3-10

YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0

Date of Birth: April 14, 1988

Emirates ATP Ranking: 80


• Bautista Agut, 24, playing in Chennai for the first time and he advanced to his second career QF on the ATP World Tour with a 76(4) 63 win over Matthias Bachinger. Other QF was in St. Petersburg (l. Fognini) last September indoors

• The Spaniard finished in the Top 100 for the first time with a strong effort at Challenger level, winning three titles while compiling a 28-8 match record. In ATP World Tour play, won three matches – one in

Miami (d. Seppi) and two in St. Petersburg (d. Lu, Gabashvili)

• One of an ATP World Tour-high 13 Spaniards to finish in the Top 100 last season

• Qualified in six of the 10 ATP level tournaments he played, including his first Grand Slam event at Australian Open to Mello). Lost in last round of qualifying at Wimbledon and US Open

• Two of his three Challenger titles came on Italian clay, in Rome (d. Machado) and Orbetello (d. Lajovic). Also won on home soil on hard courts in Pozoblanco (d. Brugues-Davi) and afterwards broke Top 100 on Aug.13 (at No. 95)

• Earned a career-high $180,358

 





 
 
 

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Roberto Bautista-Agut upset top-seeded Tomas Berdych

 
 
 





 

 

AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN 2013


BAUTISTA AGUT UPSETS BERDYCH


Chennai, India


by ATP Staff |  04.01.2013


Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, competing against a player in the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings for the first time in his career, recorded the biggest win of his career on Friday at the Aircel Chennai Open.


Bautista Agut, the World No. 80, withstood 11 aces from World No. 6 Tomas Berdych for a 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 win in two hours and 18 minutes during the evening session. The 24 year old is through to his first ATP World Tour semi-final.


“He played really well and deserved to win,” said Berdych. “I need to work on playing better. I was fighting with myself throughout the match. I had a lot of chances.”


Bautista Agut will next play fifth-seeded Frenchman Benoit Paire, who battled hard to beat third seed and 2009-10 champion Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 in one hour and 54 minutes. Cilic dropped to 14-3 lifetime at the ATP World Tour 250 hard-court tournament.

 

 





 

 
 
 
 

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Tomas Berdych reaches business end of Chennai Open

 
 
 
 
 





 

 

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