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2017 STUTTGART (R1=BYE) Round 2: TOMAS BERDYCH advances to the quarterfinals of the MERCEDES CUP by beating Australian BERNARD TOMIC *H2H* *OoP* *Score and Stats* *PHOTOS*

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 2:15 PM


Tomas Berdych and Bernard Tomic shake hands at the net after their 2nd round match of Mercedes Cup tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. Berdych won 7-6(4), 6-2.



H2H Tomas Berdych vs Bernard Tomic





Order of Play - Round 2 STUTTGART 2017 - 2nd match Center Court - Thursday, June 15, 2017





Tomas Berdych serves during a 2nd round match of Mercedes Cup tennis tournament with Australia’s Bernard Tomic in Stuttgart, Germany, on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. Berdych won 7-6(4), 6-2.




Score and Stats - Tomas Berdych def. Bernard Tomic






Berdych is through to quarterfinals of Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart


ATP Staff | Thursday, June 15, 2017


Third seed Tomas Berdych raced through the final three games of his 7-6(4), 6-2 win over Bernard Tomic, improving his FedEx ATP Head2Head record against the Aussie to 5-0. Three of those victories have come on grass.


“He was a tough opponent. We always have good battles, so I was expecting a tough one today,” said Berdych. “I pl


Awaiting him in the quarter-finals in Feliciano Lopez, who survived a mid-match surge from Jeremy Chardy to advance 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. The Spaniard is a two-time semi-finalist in Stuttgart (2003, 2007) when the event was held on clay. Berdych and Lopez are even in their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry at 6-6, but haven’t faced off in three years.






WHAT HE SAID:


Berdych's victory lifted his perfect record over Tomic to 5-0 but he nonetheless paid tribute to the Australian after another tough encounter.


"It was good, it was a very good match,"


"He plays a very different style."


"We played already four times before, all of them were battles but today was probably the easiest."


"I was ready, I was prepared and I think that's why I deserve the win."


"He's a very different player, very talented and very good touch in the hand but I found my weapons and I played better."
















Tomas Berdych in action against Bernard Tomic of Australia during their round of sixteen match of Mercedes Cup 2017 on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. Berdych won 7-6(4), 6-2.





Tomas Berdych competes during a 2nd round match of Mercedes Cup tennis tournament with Australia’s Bernard Tomic in Stuttgart, Germany, on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. Berdych won 7-6(4), 6-2.






















































Tomas Berdych celebrates victory over Bernard Tomic






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