Score and Stats - Tomas Berdych def. Feliciano Lopez
BNP PARIBAS MASTERS 2014
BERDYCH REACHES PARIS QFS; BATTLES FOR LONDON SPOT
by ATP Staff | 30.10.2014
Tomas Berdych recorded his 53rd match win of the year on Thursday.
Tomas Berdych advanced to his 13th tour-level quarter-final of the year on Thursday at the BNP Paribas Open to stay in the hunt for a spot at next month's Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
Fifth seed Berdych defeated No. 12 seed Feliciano Lopez 7-5, 6-3 in Paris to improve to a 53-19 match record on the season, which includes two ATP World Tour titles at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam (d. Cilic) and the If Stockholm Open (d. Dimitrov).
Berdych, who is currently No. 8 in the Emirates ATP Race To London, will guarantee a fifth straight qualification at the season finale, to be held at The O2 from 9-16 November, by reaching the semi-finals this week. He will next meet third seed Stan Wawrinka or No. 14 seed Kevin Anderson, who play later today.
Lopez, 33, ends his season with a 39-36 match record, including one ATP World Tour title at the Aegon International in Eastbourne (d. Gasquet).
Tomas Berdych reflected on his 'tough' third round match against Spain's Feliciano Lopez