|Posted on May 28, 2013 at 2:35 PM|
Tomas starts his campaign against in-form Gael Monfils. The Frenchman won the ATP Challenger title in Bordeaux and last week was a finalist in Nice, both are clay tournaments. Not an easy draw this year for Tomas, a first round against Gael Monfils, a possible Round 2 against Ernests Gulbis. Good Luck Tomas!
H2H Tomas Berdych vs Gael Monfils
Order of Play - Monday, May 27, 2013 R1 Tomas Berdych vs Gael Monfils
Tomas serves against Gael Monfils in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2013. Monfils won 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-7(4), 7-5.
Tomas Berdych plays a backhand in his Men's Singles match against Gael Monfils during day two of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 27, 2013 in Paris. Monfils won 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-7(4), 7-5.
Gael Monfils stuns Tomas Berdych
Gael Monfils secured one of the most notable wins of his career with a shock victory over fifth seed Tomas Berdych in round one of the French Open.
Injury problems saw Monfils drop out of the world's top 100 and, now at 81st, he is playing in Paris via a wildcard.
But he stunned title-contender Berdych 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 in four hours and two minutes.
STATS FRENCH OPEN ROUND 1 - Gael Monfils def. Tomas Berdych
Berdych makes shock first-round exit from French Open
The Czech men’s tennis number one Tomáš Berdych has made a shock exit from the French Open in only the first round. Berdych, who was considered a contender for the title, was beaten 7-6 6-4 6-7 6-7 7-5 by local favourite Gael Monfils in just over four hours on Monday. Monfils, a former world number seven, has suffered from injury problems and is taking part at Roland Garros as a wild card.
it was a tough draw *We don't say Thank You Maria Sharapova*
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"I had one chance in the fifth set. I didn't make it," said Berdych. "He made one, so he made it. That's absolutely what was the difference between us today. He's playing at home and he's a great player."
Gael Monfils is congratulated by Tomas Berdych in his Men's Singles match victory during day two of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 27, 2013 in Paris. Monfils won 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-7(4), 7-5.
Handshake Berdych - Monfils
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Tomas Berdych talks about his first-round loss to Gael Monfils at Roland Garros
Monday, May 27, 2013 - Czech fifth seed Tomas Berdych was the biggest casualty of the day when the 2010 semi-finalist fell to French wildcard Gael Monfils. "He's playing at home, and he's a great player," ... "That's how it is. I mean, really why not to be expecting the highest level?"
Tomas Berdych has now lost in the first round at a major event 10 times