|Posted on October 28, 2014 at 8:45 PM|
H2H Tomas Berdych vs Adrian Mannarino
Order of Play - Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tomas Berdych Fast Facts:
• Berdych has reached the QF or better five times at the BNP Paribas Masters, winning the title on his debut in 2005 (d. Ljubicic). It remains the only ATP Masters 1000 title the Czech has won.
• Berdych will be hoping to bounce back this week after a 1R loss to Pablo Andujar in Valencia.
• Berdych won his 10th career title two weeks ago in Stockholm, where he beat three qualifiers in a row before overcoming Grigor Dimitrov in the final. It marked the first time he’s won the same tournament twice and just the second time he’s won multiple titles in a single season (also 2012).
• Five of Berdych’s 10 career titles have come indoors.
• Berdych’s best string of results this year came in the opening few months of the season when he compiled a career-best 11-match winning streak, which included a ninth career title in Rotterdam (d. Cilic) and a runner-up finish in Dubai (d. No. 10 Tsonga, l. to Federer). He also reached the final in Oeiras in early May (l. to Berlocq after winning 1st set 6-0).
• Berdych compiled a 15-4 record at the Grand Slams this year, advancing to the SF at the Australian Open for the first time (d. No. 3 Ferrer, l. to eventual champ Wawrinka) and reaching the QF at both Roland Garros (l. to Gulbis) and the US Open (l. to eventual champion Cilic).
• At ATP Masters 1000 level, Berdych’s best performance came in Miami where he reached the SF (withdrew vs. Nadal due to gastroenteritis).
• Berdych is set to finish a season in the Top 10 for the fifth year in a row.
Score and Stats - Tomas Berdych def Adrian Mannarino
Tomas Berdych knocks out Adrian Mannarino in Paris Masters
By Callum Mulvihill, Reporter at sportsmole.co.uk
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tomas Berdych has avoided an upset in the second round of the Paris Masters thanks to a 6-4 6-7 6-2 victory over Adrian Mannarino.
It was a solid start from both players as they quickly found their rhythm on serve, but Berdych would soon apply the pressure to force Mannarino to save four break points in the sixth game.
However, the Czech ace would hit back again to break his opponent and take the first set 6-4.
Mannarino's errors on serve opened the door again early in the second set, but Berdych was unable to take advantage of his rival's struggles.
A tie-break was needed to split the two, and a couple of big ground strokes from Mannarino allowed him to level the scores with a 7-3 success.
The Frenchman was broken in the first game of the decider, but he responded impressively to break back immediately as Berdych lost his serve for the first time in the match.
Mannarino's weakness was clear as Berdych broke twice more to take complete control midway through the third set.
The world number five refused to offer Mannarino, who was unable to hold his serve in the decider, any hope of staging a comeback as he served out to take the match and continue his bid to win a second title in Paris.
Chair umpire is Fergus Murphy
Ester Satorova in the audience during night session
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No. 5 seed Berdych followed Djokovic's step to advance to the round of last 16 after defeating wildcarder Adrian Mannarino of France 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-2.
Tomas Berdych signs his autograph on camera
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