|Posted on October 15, 2015 at 7:00 AM|
Tomas Berdych celebrates winning his men's singles third round match against Gilles Simon of France on day 5 of Shanghai Rolex Masters at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre on October 15, 2015 in Shanghai, China. Berdych won 6-3, 6-3 in 86 minutes.
Tomas Berdych in action during his men's singles third round match against Gilles Simon of France at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 15, 2015. Berdych won 6-3, 6-3.
Tomas Berdych sweeps aside Gilles Simon to reach Shanghai Masters quarter-finals
By Pascal Lemesre, Football League Editor
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Tomas Berdych has set up a Shanghai Masters quarter-final against Andy Murray by sweeping aside Gilles Simon in the third round.
In the first meeting between the pair since Simon eased to victory at Wimbledon in July, Berdych needed less than an hour and a half to advance past the third round.
The Czech, seeded fifth at the tournament, was first to break in the fourth game, but Simon was back on level terms instantly as Berdych failed to consolidate the advantage.
Berdych broke again in the eighth game and then came through a mammoth service game, winning the opener 6-3 on his sixth set point.
The second set was the same scoreline but more comfortable for Berdych as he broke in the first game before doing so again in the ninth to claim victory.
He will face Murray in the last eight after the third seed fought back from a set down to beat John Isner earlier today.