|Posted on June 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM|
H2H Tomas Berdych vs John Isner
Order of Play - Sunday, June 1, 2014
Berdych and Isner are scheduled first on Court Suzanne Lenglen at 11am
ROLAND GARROS 2014
Berdych Storms Into Quarter-finals
by ATP Staff | 01.06.2014
Sixth seed Tomas Berdych was the first man through to the Roland Garros quarter-finals as he dismissed John Isner 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday in Paris.
The Czech served 11 aces, limiting Isner to just seven, and hit 36 winners to only 13 unforced errors, claiming victory in one hour and 51 minutes. It was his fifth win in seven H2H meetings with Isner.
"There were quick breaks in each of the sets," said Berdych. "That's something that really helped through all the match, especially against a guy like John. He likes to stay as close as possible, serving well. I think it's a good thing to avoid playing tie-breaks with him. So that was one of my plans in the beginning, and I'm really glad that it was working pretty good."
"I was a little slow out there, but I thought [Berdych] just played well," said Isner. "Thought he played very well. He was a lot better than me today, and that's really all it was to that match out there. He was just the better player."
As he looks to reach the semi-finals at Roland Garros for the first time since 2010 (l. to Soderling), the 28-year-old Berdych will face Ernests Gulbis. Berdych has been to one Grand Slam final in his career, finishing runner-up at Wimbledon in 2010 (l. to Nadal).
Berdych has a 31-8 match record on the season, highlighted by ending a 16-month title drought in Rotterdam in February (d. Cilic) and reaching the Australian Open semi-finals (l. to Wawrinka).
Ester Satorova in the stands
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Tomas Krupa, David Vydra, Sergio Ferraz, Ester Satorova applaud Tomas
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Tomas Berdych signs on the camera
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