|Posted on May 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM|
H2H Tomas Berdych vs Leonardo Mayer
Order of Play - Friday, May 2, 2014
it was close...
PORTUGAL OPEN 2014
by ATP Staff | 02.05.2014
Top seed Tomas Berdych survived a quarter-final scare on Friday at the Portugal Open in Oeiras.
Berdych fought from a set down to beat Argentine qualifier Leonardo Mayer 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in two hours and nine minutes. The Czech was broken five times, but countered with six service breaks of his own and finished with three points more than Mayer to claim his second win over the Argentine.
"I respect every opponent I play," said Berdych. "Leonardo was playing well. He can hit the ball very hard and strong. It was really up and down today, but in the end, finally, I re-focused myself and brought my best tennis in the last three or four games."
The 28-year-old Berdych is looking to find his clay-court form after a third-round exit two weeks ago at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. The right-hander is looking to add to the ATP World Tour title he won in Rotterdam in February (d. Cilic). He goes on to face Victor Hanescu after the Romanian ended the challenge of Portuguese wild card Gastao Elias with a 6-1, 7-5 victory.
Tomas is relieved... survives scare
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Physio Sergio Ferraz and Tomas girlfriend Ester Satorova
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