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2010 Paris Masters (R1 = Bye) Round 2 = Tomas Berdych vs Florent Serra

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 12:19 PM
 




Tomas received a bye in the first round and will face wild card Florent Serra of France who beat Albert Montanes 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 on Sunday.




Order of Play – Tuesday, November 9, 2010


CENTRAL COURT Matches Start At: 11:00 am


Ernests GULBIS (LAT) vs Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)

followed by

Marcel GRANOLLERS (ESP) vs David NALBANDIAN (ARG)

followed by

Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA) vs Fernando VERDASCO (ESP)

followed by

Andrey GOLUBEV (KAZ) vs Gilles SIMON (FRA)

Not Before 7:30 PM

Gael MONFILS (FRA) vs Benjamin BECKER (GER)

Not Before 8:30 PM

Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) vs Florent SERRA (FRA)



The final match on Court Central sees No. 5 seed Tomas Berdych up against Florent Serra. Berdych is in a great position to qualify for the Tour Finals, and should really be looking to defeat his wildcard opponent. Unfortunately for Berdych, he’s lost his last three matches in straight sets, and isn’t entering this competition in good form.


 

 
 

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H2H Tomas Berdych - Florent Serra


(5) Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Florent Serra (FRA) - Third Meeting





Tomas Berdych

Age (Birthdate) 25 (September 17, 1985)

Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco

ATP Ranking (Career-High) No. 6 (No. 6 – Oct. 18, 2010)

2010 W-L Record [on Hard] 43-23 [23-18]

2010 Finals W-L 0-2

Career Finals W-L 5-6

Last ATP Final/Last ATP Title ’10 Wimbledon/’09 Munich

2010 Tie-Break W-L 12-15

Paris W-L (Best Result) 12-4 (Winner – 2005)

Coach Tomas Krupa




BERDYCH FASTFACTS


Tournament Highlights:

• The 25-year-old Czech Republic native is making his sixth straight appearance in Bercy (12-4 mark) and five years ago he made his debut ranked No. 50 and captured the title, defeating No. 10-ranked Ivan Ljubicic in a five-set final...Along the way he beat No. 7 Coria in 2nd Rd., No. 19 Ferrero in 3rd Rd., No. 11 Gaudio in QF and No. 14 Stepanek in SF

• In 2006, he reached the quarter-finals (l. to Hrbaty) and then lost in the third round in 2007 (l. to No. 6 Ferrer) and '08 (l. to No. 6 Davydenko)...Last year ranked No. 20 and lost to Robredo in the 2nd Rd.

2010 Highlights:

F: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Roddick); Wimbledon (l Nadal); SF: Brisbane (l Roddick); Roland Garros (l Soderling); QF: San Jose (l Roddick); Memphis (l Gulbis); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Nadal); Munich (l Petzschner); Washington (l Malisse); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto (l Federer); Kuala Lumpur (l Ferrer)


2010 in Review:

• The Czech Republic native has reached the quarter-finals or better 11 times this season and he advanced to his first Grand Slam final (l. to Nadal) at Wimbledon on July 4…He is only player in Top 10 yet to win an ATP World Tour title this year (0-2 in finals)…Has been ranked No. 6 since Oct. 18

• Has a 43-23 match record on the season, including 23-18 on hard courts…He is No. 6 in the South African Airways 2010 ATP points standings and trying to second one of the three remaining spots for the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London

• He also advanced to final at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l. to Roddick) in April

• Also a semi-finalist in Brisbane (l. to Roddick) and Roland Garros (l. to Soderling) and quarter-finalist in seven other tournaments

• He spent 27 non-consecutive weeks at No. 9 or No. 10; two weeks in Oct. 2006 and then again all but two weeks from July 9, 2007-Oct. 8, ’07, and from Feb. 4, 2008-May 5, ’08 except one week)…Looking to finish in Top 10 for first time in career…His previous best year-end finish was No. 13 in 2006


ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:

• Has a 71-51 career record and his best result was a title in Paris in 2005 (d. Ljubicic in five sets)...Also a runner-up this year in Miami (l. to Roddick) and three-time semi-finals


Miscellaneous:

• In 2009, finished in Top 20 for fourth consecutive year at No. 20 and helped his country to its first Davis Cup final since 1980 (l. to Spain 5-0)…Went 3-2 in singles matches

• Has a 5-6 career mark in ATP World Tour finals and his lone indoor title came here five years ago…Has won at least one title for three straight years and five of past six (except 2006)

• The last Czech Republic player to qualify for the season finale was Jiri Novak in 2002

 


 
 
 
 

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