|Posted on August 10, 2010 at 2:10 AM|
Tomas had an extra day off thanks to a first round bye at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Today he will face Sergiy Stakhovsy of Ukraine. They have never played against each other before.
Order of Play – Tuesday, August 10, 2010
CENTRE COURT Matches Start At: 11:00 am
Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) vs Sergiy STAKHOVSKY (UKR)
Not Before 1:00 PM
David FERRER (ESP) vs David NALBANDIAN (ARG)
Not Before 3:00 PM
Ernests GULBIS (LAT) vs Robin SODERLING (SWE)
Not Before 7:30 PM
Juan Ignacio CHELA (ARG) vs Roger FEDERER (SUI)
Frank DANCEVIC (CAN) vs Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI)
H2H Berdych / Stakhovsky
Tomas opens with win at Rogers Cup.
He ousted Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-2, 6-4 in 90 minutes.
Smiling T-Berd <3
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...happy again in Toronto!
Czech star Tomas Berdych opened his title bid at the Rogers Cup with a straight set win
and put behind the bad memories of Washington loss.
ATP Homepage of Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Berdych off to winning start in Toronto
Berdych Breezes Into Third Round
by ATP Staff | 10.08.2010
Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, who yesterday opened the Toronto Stock Exchange, breezed into the Rogers Cup third round Tuesday with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky.
Berdych, who is seeded to meet Roger Federer in the fourth round, saved the lone break point he faced in the 90-minute match. Sitting at a career-high No. 7 in the South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings, Berdych has reached the Rogers Cup quarter-finals just once before, back in 2006 when he fell to Rafael Nadal.
"It was quite a tough match, even though two and four doesn't look like it," Berdych said. "Sergiy is playing a lot of slice, chip and charge, and coming to the net and sometimes just really fast from the baseline... You don't know what to expect like for the next shot.
"I needed to stay really focused for every point. That's what I did and I'm happy that I got through in straight sets."
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Tomas Berdych reacts during his match against Sergiy Stakhovsky of the Ukraine at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto August 10, 2010
Tomas Berdych seems positive about future matches
Tomas Berdych would not change a thing despite winning nothing so far this season but a victory at this week's Toronto Masters would confirm the Czech's status as a US Open dark horse.
After his Washington loss Tomas said, “I am not sure whether I am going to participate in this tournament next year or not as if you like the competition along with the environment then you wish to come back. However, if you get an experience like the one, you have to think before coming in the future”, said Tomas.
And when commenting on the fact that he has zero titles this year, Berdych said, “There are still a couple of championships left this season. Although, I want to grab a title or two but it’s not my ultimate goal as what is more important is to reach the later stages of every tournament that you play and carry on with your consistency as you cannot win every single title”.