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2011 Wimbledon Round 1: Tomas Berdych vs Filippo Volandri

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 1:55 PM
 
 

2010 finalist Tomas Berdych is scheduled to begin on Monday. He starts off against Italian Filippo Volandri. There is a forecast for slight showers on the day.



 

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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Filippo Volandri

 
 
 



Order of Play – Monday, June 20, 2011

 

No. 1 Court - Matches Start At 01:00 pm

 

Ladies' Singles - 1st Round

Alison Riske (USA) vs Vera Zvonareva (RUS) [2]

 

Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round

Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs Tomas Berdych (CZE) [6]

 

Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round

Andreas Beck (GER) vs Andy Roddick (USA) [8]

 
 





 

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Tomas Berdych was too good for Italy's Filippo Volandri,

smashing 32 winners on his way to a 6-2 6-2 6-1 victory.

 
 
 
 

 



 

 

 Berdych Cruises Through Opener




THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011


Wimbledon, England


Berdych Impresses In Opener


by ATP Staff | 20.06.2011


Last year’s runner-up Tomas Berdych impressed in his opener, dropping just five games in a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Italy’s Filippo Volandri. The Czech player was dominant on serve, firing 12 aces as he made 88 per cent of first serves, and hit 32 winners to just eight from Volandri in the 94-minute rout.


World No. 7 Berdych reached his first major final at Wimbledon last year, defeating Federer in the quarter-finals and Novak Djokovic in the semis before his dream run came to an end against Rafael Nadal. The 25 year old has advanced to the quarter-finals or better at 10 events this season, and improved to a 30-13 match record.









Last year’s runner-up Tomas Berdych started his campaign in impressive fashion

as he wasted little time in crushing Filippo Volandri in straight sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 on Court One.


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The man Rafael Nadal beat in last year's final, Czech player Tomas Berdych,

was in supreme form against Italian Filippo Volandri, the sixth seed cruising to a 6-2 6-2 6-1 success








Berdych batters Volandri


No sweat for giant Czech in round one


SKY SPORTS | June 20, 2011


Last year's runner-up Tomas Berdych started his Wimbledon campaign in impressive fashion as he crushed Filippo Volandri in straight sets on Monday.


The sixth seed, who knocked out both Roger Federer  and Novak Djokovic  at SW19 in 2010 before losing to Nadal in the final, needed just one hour and 34 minutes to claim an easy 6-2 6-2 6-1 victory on Court One.


Berdych, 25, broke his Italian opponent's serve twice in each set while he never looked in any danger of losing his own.


Power play


The 6ft 5in Czech, who wasn't even forced to defend a single break point throughout the one-sided encounter, blasted 32 winners and hammered down 12 aces to Volandri's one.


Berdych, who reached the quarter-finals of this year's Australian Open, will next meet Julien Benneteau  after the Frenchman battled to a 6-4 6-2 3-6 4-6 6-1 victory over Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans

 

 















2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych on the other hand looked like a house on fire as he followed in the footsteps

of Rafa Nadal to move into the round of 64 with a brutal destruction of Filippo Volandri of Italy in straight sets









Berdych routs Volandri in Wimbledon opener


By: The Associated Press 06/20/11


Tomas Berdych raced into the second round at Wimbledon on Monday with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 win over Filippo Volandri of Italy.


The 2010 Wimbledon runner-up, who is seeded sixth this year, broke twice in each set in his opening match.


Berdych hit 32 winners to Volandri's eight, and out-aced his 84th-ranked Italian opponent 12-1.


The 25-year-old Berdych beat six-time champion Roger Federer in last year's quarterfinals but lost in straight sets to Nadal in the final, his only Grand Slam final to date.





 
 
 

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Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych moved into the second round with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 win

over Filippo Volandri of Italy. He served 12 aces.

 

 

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BERDYCH BATTERS VOLANDRI


Last year's runner-up Tomas Berdych started his Wimbledon campaign in impressive fashion as he crushed Filippo Volandri in straight sets on Monday.


The sixth seed, who knocked out both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic at SW19 in 2010 before losing to Nadal in the final, needed just one hour and 34 minutes to claim an easy 6-2 6-2 6-1 victory on Court One.


Berdych, 25, broke his Italian opponent's serve twice in each set while he never looked in any danger of losing his own.


The 6ft 5in Czech, who wasn't even forced to defend a single break point throughout the one-sided encounter, blasted 32 winners and hammered down 12 aces to Volandri's one.


Berdych, who reached the quarter-finals of this year's Australian Open, will next meet Julien Benneteau after the Frenchman battled to a 6-4 6-2 3-6 4-6 6-1 victory over Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans


 

 
 

 

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NIKE to Meet You!

 

Tomas new outfit for 2011 Wimbledon


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Tomas Berdych is safely through, with the sixth seed only dropping five games

as he hammered Filippo Volandri 6-2 6-2 6-1

Tomas Berdych never faced a break point against Filippo Volandri







Tomas Berdych serves notice of intent after he crushes Filippo Volandri


THE TELEGRAPH | By Sandy Macaskill


20 June 2011

 


Tomas Berdych, last year’s runner-up, needed just an hour and a half to crush Filippo Volandri in straight sets, the sort of performance which will put others in the locker room on notice that the 6ft 5in 25 year-old with the big forehand and bigger serve is in no mood to mess about this fortnight.


Berdych knocked out both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic last year before eventually losing to Rafael Nadal in a one-sided final, and he looked ominously controlled on Monday as he finished off his Italian opponent with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 victory on Court No 1.


Berdych, who has some form this year after reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, will play Julien Benneteau next after the Frenchman battled through a five setter against Belgium’s Ruben Bemelmans, winning 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1.

 

 











Interview with Tomas right after his victory over Filippo Volandri







Berdych happy to be back to winning ways


Monday, 20 June 2011

by Sarah Edworthy


After losing to a qualifier in the first round of the French Open last month, Tomas Berdych was delighted to be back to Grand Slam winning ways on the grass of SW19, beating the Italian Filippo Volandri, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.


If he is to hit his way with power and accuracy through six matches to the final, as he did so stealthily last year, he certainly conserved energy in this match, despatching his opponent in three clinical sets with the loss of just five games.


"I am quite happy with my performance and I enjoyed that," he said afterwards. "It is such a nice court for my first match. A good start on the grass inspires me. I'm looking forward to my next match. It is a long way to a final so I want to go step by step, but I find some kind of confidence in this place."


His Italian opponent, a clay court specialist making his first Wimbledon appearance since 2008 (he didn't attempt to qualify in 2009 or 2010), lists thrillers and action movies among his favourite off-court distractions. Alas, he was not to find himself starring in that sort of edge-of-the-seat drama on No.1 Court today.


In fact, in between the second and third sets, Volandri was lying prostrate on a towel while a physio pummelled his lower back and the camera lingered on a couple fast asleep in the crowd.


Berdych may be an understated personality and an unshowy performer but he is a tough opponent who, using his serve as foundation, showed how he can win with ease on grass. The sixth seed began and ended his match-winning service game with an ace.


The Czech was a surprise finalist at Wimbledon last year, thanks to stunning victories over Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. He completed the year with a first Top 10 finish in his career (courtesy also of being a finalist in Miami where he took the scalps of Federer and Robin Soderling). However, whilst maintaining a Top 10 status, Berdych has not done anything truly spectacular since.


To date this year, he has lost in the quarter-finals in the Australian Open, reached the semi-finals in Dubai but retired injured, suffered a third-round exit at the ATP World Tour Masters at Indian Wells, was a quarter-finalist in Madrid and Rome, a semi-finalist in Nice and was then the shock loser in the first round at Roland Garros.


But this was an emphatic start to his Wimbledon campaign.
















Berdych camp:
Tomas Krupa, David Vydra, Jose Felix Gonzalez Castilla 

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Tomas Berdych advances with the pressure finally off


• Last year's beaten finalist on course for Nadal rematch

• Sixth seed admits to tough spell in the limelight

 

THE GUARDIAN - Monday 20 June 201


By Simon Cambers at Wimbledon


Tomas Berdych beats Italy's Filippo Volandri to advance to the second round at Wimbledon.


Last year's losing finalist, Tomas Berdych, made an impressive start to his Wimbledon campaign on Monday, looking happy to be back where he came so close to glory. The man whose title dreams were ended by Rafael Nadal 12 months ago demolished Italy's Filippo Volandri 6–2, 6–2, 6–1 in just over an hour and a half of quiet brutality.


The Czech, seeded sixth this year, is in Nadal's section of the draw and is scheduled to meet him in the quarter–finals. On Monday's evidence it is a match the world No1 will not be looking forward to as Berdych crunched 12 aces en route to a simple and commanding win.


Berdych did not even face a break point against as the world No81 Volandri was thoroughly outclassed. At 29 the Italian is still a decent player on clay but on grass he finds it tough and has now lost seven of his eight matches here.


For many players reaching a Wimbledon final would be the springboard for more, a stepping stone to grand slam titles, but Berdych is a sensitive soul. His victories over Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic here suggested he could be on course for future success but instead, as last summer wore on, the pressure on him to deliver became too much.

 

 






 
 

 

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