|Posted on August 29, 2014 at 8:45 PM|
Berdych faces left-handed Slovakian Martin Klizan for the second time. Berdych won the previous meeting at Wimbledon last year. Berdych, who became the ninth active player to win 100-more Grand Slam singles matches, opened on Wednesday with a straight-sets win over former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt. Klizan has two Top 10 wins, both coming in Grand Slam events (d. Tsonga here in ’12 and Nishikori at Roland Garros in May). Klizan won his second career ATP World Tour title in Munich in May with three Top 20 wins.
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Berdych Wrestles Past Klizan In US Open Second Round
New York, U.S.A.
by ATP Staff | 29.08.2014
Tomas Berdych has a 26-11 record at the US Open.
Sixth seed Tomas Berdych withstood an upset bid by Slovakian Martin Klizan in the US Open second round, with the Czech advancing 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 as the day session pushed into evening in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday.
"It's a good challenge. The conditions were tough again," said Berdych. "You start with the sun, then you end up with the lights. It was quite windy, as well. [Klizan] played well. I'm happy to have that under my belt, to win another five-setter, and just go forward."