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2014 Rotterdam Semi-Final: Tomas Berdych vs Ernests Gulbis

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM



Tomas advances to the semi-finals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam! He also reached the Rotterdam semi-finals in 2012. In the quarter-finals Tomas beat Jerzy Janowicz 6-7(9), 6-2, 6-4 in two hours and 28 minutes. Today he will play against Ernests Gulbis who knocked out the top seed and defending champion Juan Martin Del Potro. Berdych and Gulbis have played against each other five times before, Tomas won 3 matches. The semi-final will be played on Saturday on Centre Court and is scheduled to start at 02.00 PM.





H2H Tomas Berdych vs Ernests Gulbis








Order of Play - Saturday, February 15, 2014










Tomas Berdych into Rotterdam final!






ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2014


Berdych Reaches Rotterdam Final, Aims To Break Title Drought


Rotterdam, The Netherlands


by ATP Staff  |  15.02.2014


Tomas Berdych is looking to win his first ATP World Tour title since October 2012.


Tomas Berdych is one match win away from lifting his first ATP World Tour title since October 2012. The third seed defeated Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 6-2 in 76 minutes on Saturday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.


“I was very pleased with the way I played and handled the game,” said Berdych. “At 2-1 [in the second set], I was 40/0 up, but Ernests went full power and played some really great tennis. He got a break point, but I managed to save it with an ace. It was a special game.”


Berdych hit seven aces and lost just five of his first service points to improve to 4-2 in his FedEx ATP Head2Head series against Juan Martin del Potro's quarter-final conqueror, Gulbis. Berdych, who is currently No. 7 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, has an 8-11 record in title matches. He lifted his last trophy at the 2012 If Stockholm Open (d. Tsonga).


Berdych will now meet Marin Cilic, who is on an eight match winning streak having captured his fourth PBZ Zagreb Indoors crown last week, or local wild card Igor Sijsling in Sunday’s final. Jan Siemerink was the last Dutch winner, when he defeated Thomas Johansson for the 1998 championship.


 

 



Chair umpire is Manuel Messina of Italy















Tomas Ready to Fight
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Tomas Happy To Be in Final 
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Tomas Berdych serves the ball during his match against Ernests Gulbis of Latvia at the semi-finals of the ABN AMRO tennis tournament in Rotterdam February 15, 2014.

 









































Tomas Berdych clenches his fist during the semifinals against Latvian Ernests Gulbis at the 41st ABN AMRO world tennis tournament, at Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Saturday Feb. 15, 2014













































































Handshake between Tomas and Ernie
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Tomas Berdych celebrates after defeating Ernests Gulbis of Latvia at the semi-finals of the ABN AMRO tennis tournament in Rotterdam February 15, 2014.

 















Tomas Berdych signs autographs for fans after defeating Ernests Gulbis of Latvia at the semi-finals of the ABN AMRO tennis tournament in Rotterdam February 15, 2014.










 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomas during post-match interview











Tomas Berdych wins the first semi final against Latvian Ernests Gulbis at the 41st ABN AMRO world tennis tournament, at Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Saturday Feb. 15, 2014.

 








Tomas Berdych is looking to win his first ATP World Tour title since October 2012 

 

 






 

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