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2011 Halle Quarter-Finals: Tomas Berdych vs Viktor Troicki

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 12:36 PM



2007 Halle winner Tomas Berdych will face Viktor Troicki of Serbia in the quarter-finals following his 6-3 7-6 win over Czech compatriot Jan Hernych. Viktor Troicki, who ousted Igor Andreev of Russia 6-3, 6-1. Serbia's victory completed in 53 minutes, five times and losing just five points on his first serve. “It will be a really tough game. Only the ranking position could make me the favorite. He is really playing well the last couple of weeks,” said Berdych.


 
 
 

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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Viktor Troicki








Order of Play – Friday, June 10, 2011


CENTER COURT - Matches Start At: 12:00 noon


Milos RAONIC (CAN) vs Philipp PETZSCHNER (GER)

Not Before 1:30 PM

Lleyton HEWITT (AUS) vs Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER)

followed by

Viktor TROICKI (SRB) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)

Not Before 5:00 PM

Gael MONFILS (FRA) vs Florian MAYER (GER)


 
 
 
 
 

HALLE FRIDAY PREVIEW - BERDYCH-TROICKI CLASH


The quarter-finals take place at the Gerry Weber Open on Friday, with a clash between an established Top 10 star and a World No. 12 creeping towards that elite highlighting the day’s order of play. It marks the fourth straight year at least three Germans are in the quarter-finals (and sixth time in past eight years).


While Berdych has a proven track record on grass - he won Halle in 2007 and has two runner-up finishes on this surface, here in 2006 and at Wimbledon in 2010, Troicki is still very green on this surface, this being only his second career quarter-final on it (he made it this far at ’s-Hertogenbosch in 2008. But they had very different results in their last tournament at Roland Garros, with Berdych falling in the first round and Troicki making it all the way to his first Grand Slam fourth round (where he lost to Andy Murray in five dramatic sets).


They have met twice before, splitting the meetings (at Indian Wells, in 2009-10). Troicki is 3-31 against Top 10 opponents and he’s trying to break a 17-match losing streak since defeating No. 7 Tsonga in ’09 Bangkok SF.





(5) Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs (2) Tomas Berdych (CZE) Tied 1-1


2009 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (U.S.A.) Hard R64 Viktor Troicki 6-3 6-1

2010 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Tomas Berdych 6-1 6-3




Troicki FastFacts:

2011 Highlights:

F: Sydney (l Simon); SF: Rotterdam (l Soderling); QF: Doha (l Federer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Ferrer)

YTD W-L: 27-13

YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 1

Date of Birth: February 10, 1986

South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 12

-  Third appearance (2009-11) in Halle (3-2 record, Quarter-finals in 2011)

- Career W-L on grass: 10-8




Berdych FastFacts:

2011 Highlights:

SF: Chennai (l Wawrinka); Dubai (l Djokovic); Nice (l Almagro); QF: Australian Open (l Djokovic); Rotterdam (W/O vs Tsonga); Marseille (l Cilic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Bellucci); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Gasquet)

YTD W-L: 28-12

YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 5

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 7

- Fifth appearance (2006-09, ‘11) in Halle (12-3 record, Winner in 2007)

- Career W-L on grass: 33-12 (1 title)

 



 
 
 
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Berdych through to Halle Open semis 

 




















After the withdrawal of world No.3 Roger Federer on Monday, Tomas Berdych became the top seed and the winner of the 2007 tournament had few problems as he enjoyed a 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 win over fifth seed Viktor Troicki. The firm surface at Halle is favouring the strong hitters and this was a battle of the big guns as Berdych struck 13 aces to the Serbian's 11.

 










 
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World number seven Tomas Berdych beat Viktor Troicki in the Halle Open grasscourt quarter-finals









Berdych remains Tiebreak King


The tournament favourite moved another step closer to his second title at the GERRY WEBER OPEN as second seeded Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic beat Viktor Troicki 7-6(3), 6-1 to reach the semi-finals.


The world number seven Berdych, who won the GERRY WEBER OPEN in 2007, is working his way to the crown through the tiebreaker, winning his third tiebreak in three chances.


The first set was very even despite Troicki picking up three break points in the early going – failing to convert any of them. Despite not having a single break point in the first set, Berdych took two straight points off Troicki’s serve for a 4-1 lead in the tiebreaker, which he ended up winning 7-3.


In the second set, Troicki failed to keep his composure while Berdych remained calm, breaking for a 3-1 lead. The 2010 Wimbledon finalist did not let up and rushed to a 5-1 lead with a second break. Troicki fended off three match points in the seventh game but Berdych converted his fourth match point with a booming forehand after 1 hour 21 minutes.


Berdych will next face Philipp Petzschner in the final four on Saturday.














Tomas Berdych last year's Wimbledon finalist beat Viktor Troicki 7-6(3) 6-1









ATP NEWS | June 10, 2011


Berdych Closes On Third Halle Final



World No. 7 Tomas Berdych closed on a third final appearance at the Gerry Weber Open on Friday as he finished strongly to defeat fifth-seeded Serbian Viktor Troicki 7-6(3), 6-1 and reach the semi-finals in Halle.


The Czech player saved the three break points he faced, while converting two of his five opportunities on Troicki’s serve, to claim victory in 81 minutes. He improved to a 13-3 record at the ATP World Tour 250 grass-court tennis tournament, having reached the final in 2006 (l. to Federer) and won the title in 2007 (d. Baghdatis).


The 25-year-old Berdych opened his 2011 grass-court campaign on the back of a disappointing first-round exit at Roland Garros, where he surrendered a two-set lead to fall in five sets against Stephane Robert. This time last year he had reached the semi-finals in Paris (l. to Soderling) before advancing to his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon (l. to Nadal).

 

 










 















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