|Posted on October 16, 2014 at 6:35 PM|
H2H Tomas Berdych vs Dustin Brown --- it's a first meeting
Order of Play - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Tomas Berdych vs Dustin Brown
16/10/2014 - Top seed Tomas Berdych opened his campaign for a second title at the If Stockholm Open with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Germany's Dustin Brown on Thursday.
IF STOCKHOLM OPEN 2014
Berdych Wins Opener in Stockholm
by ATP Staff | 16.10.2014
Top seed Tomas Berdych opened his campaign for a second title at the If Stockholm Open with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Germany's Dustin Brown on Thursday.
The 29-year-old Czech saved all three break points he faced during the 83-minute match, and claimed 78 per cent of service points. The 2012 champion (d. Tsonga) continues his push to qualify for the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for a fifth straight year. He is currently No. 7 in the Emirates ATP Race To London and needs to reach the Stockholm final in order to add to his tally.
"It's important for me to focus on myself, play good tennis and hit a clean ball," said Berdych about his bid. "I want to have [my qualification] in my hands and decide it for myself."
Meeting Berdych in the Stockholm quarter-finals is Marius Copil, who won his second-round contest against fellow qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-3 in 71 minutes.
Tomas Berdych is the 2012 If Stockholm Open champion
Tomas Berdych's girlfriend Ester Satorova watches him advance to the quarter finals
Ester Satorova in the stands. She is back ‘on court’ to support Tomas. Ester didn’t accompany Tomas on Asian Tour (Beijing, Shanghai) she was working at her model agency in Germany.
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Chair Umpire is Adel Nour of Egypt
New HM outfit .... black and white, very nice Tomas