|Posted on August 29, 2014 at 10:55 PM|
Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych beats Martin Klizan in 5 sets in 2nd round of US Open
NEW YORK --- Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych was pushed to five sets before moving on to the third round of the U.S. Open.
Berdych beat 65th-ranked Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in 3 hours, 45 minutes Friday.
Klizan double-faulted on break point to give Berdych a 3-1 lead in the final set. Berdych then saved a break point in the next game with a big serve.
He fought off two more break points in the last game to serve out the match. Klizan had 66 unforced errors.
Berdych reached the semifinals at the U.S. Open two years ago. Klizan made the fourth round that year, upsetting Jo-Wilfried Tsonga along the way.
Tomas Berdych shakes hands with Martin Klizan (R) of Slovakia after their men's singles second round on Day Five of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Berdych won 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.