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2011 Australian Open Round 2: Tomas Berdych vs German Philipp Kohlschreiber *3 gif*

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 2:50 AM
 

Tomas beat Marco Crugnola on Monday by 6-4 6-0 6-2. In the next round he will play against German Philipp Kohlschreiber. They have played against each other five times before. Tomas leads H2H 4-1.

 
 

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H2H Tomas Berdych / Philipp Kohlschreiber

 
 
 

Order of Play - Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Margaret Court Arena - Match Start 11:00 AM


Men's Singles - 2nd Round

Tomas Berdych (CZE) [6] vs Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)


Women's Singles - 2nd Round

Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) vs Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [8]


Women's Singles - 2nd Round

Rebecca Marino (CAN) vs Francesca Schiavone (ITA) [6]


Women's Singles - 2nd Round

Na Li (CHN) [9] vs Evgeniya Rodina (RUS)


Not Before:7:00 PM  - Men's Singles - 2nd Round

Frederico Gil (POR) vs Gael Monfils (FRA) [12]

 


 

 
 
 

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Tomas Wins Again... into third round of 2011 Aussie Open!


(last year he lost in 3 sets to Evgeny Korolev in Round 2)








Tomas Cruises Into Third  Round


Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic applauds the crowd after victory in his second round men's singles match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany on the third day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 19, 2011. Berdych won 4-6. 6-2. 6-3. 6-4.









These shoes are made for winning… nice footwork Tomas!

 

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ATP NEWS

by ATP Staff | 19.01.2011


Berdych, Roddick Step Up To Reach Third Round


Top 10 players Tomas Berdych and Andy Roddick overcame strong starts from their opponents on Wednesday at the Australian Open to reach the third round. World No. 6 Berdych rallied to defeat German Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, while No. 8 Roddick stepped up for a 7-6(7), 6-2, 6-3 victory over Russian Igor Kunitsyn.


Berdych looked in danger of losing in the second round of the Australian Open for a second straight year after conceding the only break of serve in the opening set, but turned the momentum in his favour as he went four for eight on his break point chances over the final three sets. Kohlschreiber had a chance to extend the match, holding a break point chance with Berdych serving for the victory, but the Czech won the final three points to clinch the win in just over three hours.







The Berdych Army Celebrates!

Berdych has got fantastic support here today. It's still early in the day but there's already a hard core of Czech fans - all singing in perfect English - massed in stands and cheering every point he wins. And they have plenty to admire in the first game as their man takes it with the loss of just one point.

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MATCH REPORT


Berdych survives wobble to reach round three


Wednesday, 19 January, 2011 |  By Caroline Tang


It took half a dozen match points and more than three hours, but sixth seed Czech Tomas Berdych prevailed against World No. 35 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany, 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-4, to progress to the third round.


After Berdych lost his serve and Kohlschreiber served out the first set, last year's Wimbledon runner-up looked to be in trouble against a player he defeated four times in their previous five meetings.But the Czech, encouraged by his shirtless, blue-capped cheer squad, fought back to take the first break in the second set and lead 3-1.







The world No.6 eventually won the second set convincingly in 39 minutes - the shortest set of the match - after his lower-ranked opponent hit a drop shot into the net. Berdych then took the third set and his supporters could sense victory was in sight as they chanted "Who's a sexy Berd?" when the Czech changed his t-shirt before the fourth set.


No one could underestimate the determined Kohlschreiber however - he beat Berdych when they last played in 2009 - who miraculously saved five match points in the final set, keeping the crowd on the edge of their seats. One reporter - probably expecting an easier Berdych win - even rubbed his face in his hands in disbelief as he watched the German save match point after match point.


Yet the world No.6 battled on and looked to have sealed the match with an ace as the crowd cheered, but the referee spoilt the party by calling "Let, first serve" and it took a return into the net by Kohlschreiber for Berdych to finally pull through.










Match Facts:


Kohlschreiber served 62 per cent of his first serves in, to Berdych’s 58 per cent.


- Kohlschreiber hit 13 aces to Berdych’s 11.


- Berdych made 25 unforced errors to Kohlschreiber’s 48.


- Berdych converted four break points and Kohlschreiber one.







Tomas during a break

 

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