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2010 ARAG World Team Cup - Tomas Berdych gave Czech Republic an unassailable 2-0 lead over four-time winner Spain as he beat Nicolas Almagro

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 10:40 PM



Tomas Berdych is making his fifth appearance [2005-08] in Düsseldorf. He has a 9-4 overall record. He will seek his tenth Dusseldorf win at the French Open tune-up event as he faces last weekend's Madrid semi-finalist Nicolas Almagro of Spain.



Order of Play – Monday, May 17, 2010


CENTRE COURT 1

Matches Start At: 1:00 pm

Doubles: Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER/Christopher KAS (GER) vs Nicolas MAHUT/Jeremy CHARDY (FRA)

Not Before 2:30 PM

Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) vs Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP)

Not Before 5:00 PM

Doubles: John Isner/Sam Querrey (USA) vs Paul Hanley/Carsten Ball (AUS)


CENTRE COURT 2

Matches Start At: 1:00 pm

Juan MONACO (ARG) vs Viktor TROICKI (SRB)

followed by

Doubles:Horacio Zeballos/Eduardo Schwank (ARG) vs Viktor Troicki/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)

Not Before 5:00 PM

Doubles: Tomas Berdych/Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) vs Daniel Gimeno-Traver/Marc Lopez (ESP)




ARAG ATP World Team Championship


Dusseldorf  Monday Preview


by Greg Sharko ATP Staff  | 17.05.2010

 


The doubles match on Monday in the Germany-France and United States-Australia ties will decide the final outcome of opening group action.


On Centre Court 1, Germany and France will battle it out in doubles and in the following match, Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic takes a 2-1 career advantage against Nicolas Almagro of Spain. Berdych has a 9-4 career mark in Duesseldorf and he’s appearing here for the fifth time. Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic gave his country a 1-0 lead on Sunday.


In the third match on, the doubles match between the U.S. and Australia will decide the final outcome after both countries split two singles matches on Sunday.


On Centre Court 2, Argentina’s Juan Monaco will try to wrap up the Blue Group tie as he takes on Serbia’s Viktor Troicki, who won both previous hard court meetings last year.


On Sunday, Horacio Zeballos gave Argentina a 1-0 lead with a win over teenager Filip Krajinovic. There will be two doubles matches to follow as Argentina-Serbia and Czech Republic-Spain battle it out

  

RED GROUP /  BLUE GROUP

Australia / Argentina  

Czech Republic / France

Spain / Germany

United States / Serbia  



H2H Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 


Berdych Leads 2-1


2005 Bastad (Sweden) Clay R16 Tomas Berdych 4-6 6-3 6-4

2006 Bastad (Sweden) Clay R32 Nicolas Almagro 6-2 7-6(7)

2007 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo  Clay R64 Tomas Berdych 5-0 ret


Berdych FastFacts:

2010 Highlights:

F: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l. Roddick); SF: Brisbane (l. Roddick); QF: San Jose (l. Roddick); Memphis (l. Gulbis); ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. Nadal); Münich (l. Petzschner)

YTD W-L: 22-10 (6-3 on clay)

YTD Titles: 0

Career Titles: 5

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

South African Airways 2010 ATP Ranking: 17

- Fifth Appearance [2005-08] in Düsseldorf (9-4 record)


Almagro FastFacts:

2010 Highlights:

SF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l. Nadal); QF: Acapulco (l. Ferrero); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l. Roddick); Münich (l. Cilic)

YTD W-L: 22-12 (13-8 on clay)

YTD Titles: 0

Career Titles: 5

Date of Birth: August 21, 1985

South African Airways 2010 ATP Ranking: 22

- Second Appearance (2007) in Düsseldorf (2-0 record)






Tomas in action against Nicolas Almagro











rain delay... Tomas is leading 4-3 in the first set

(he takes no risk, for instance, he doesn't run for Almagro's ds)









Sweet-Angel-Baby-Face-Czech-Tomas-Berdych <3


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Bad weather in Düsseldorf today, cold and rainy. Almagro took 1st set 7-6(4). At 6:00 PM another rain delay. Tomas just broke Almagro's serve and is leading 3*-2 in the second set.









Berdych helps Czech Republic overcome Spain

Well Done, Good Job Tomas!









Lovely Lucie gives a kiss to the winner


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Berdych Earns Czech Victory


ATP NEWS


Tomas Berdych gave Czech Republic an unassailable 2-0 lead over four-time winner Spain on Monday at the ARAG ATP World Team Championship as he beat Nicolas Almagro 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3 in a rain-interrupted clash in Dusseldorf.


World No. 17 Berdych did not lose serve throughout the match, saving both break points he faced, and converted three of the 13 opportunities he created to prevail in two hours and 10 minutes.



 

 
 

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ATP Homepage of Monday, May 17, 2010




ESPN Staff | May 17, 2010


Tomas Berdych's successful year continued as he helped to give the Czech Republic an insurmountable 2-0 advantage against Spain in the Red Group of the ARAG ATP World Team Championship.


World No. 17 Berdych, who has reached five quarter-finals this year, overcame the challenge of Nicolas Almagro 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3. The Czech player did not lose his serve during a match that spanned two hours and ten minutes in Dusseldorf.

 


 

 

 

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oh that's exquisite!







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