|Posted on August 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM|
2011 US Open Weather Update - From official tournament website
Hurricane Irene has come and gone. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center came through Hurricane Irene with minimal damage. We are currently working to get the venue ready for an 11 a.m. ET start on Monday. We are in communication with city officials regarding mass transit, road conditions, and the ability to start the event on Monday. We will provide an update later today regarding play on Monday.
Monday's weather forecast predicts sunny skies and warm temperatures, a stark contrast to the gloomy, dangerous conditions over the weekend.
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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Romain Jouan
Tomas will open against a qualifier on Monday in New York. He will face Frenchman Romain Jouan. They have never played against each other before on the tour.
Order of Play – Monday, August 29, 2011
GRANSTAND – Starting At
11:00 am12 noon (postponed)
Men's Singles - 1st Round
 Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs [Q] Romain Jouan (FRA)
Women's Singles - 1st Round
Jill Craybas (USA) vs Madison Keys (USA)
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Alejandro Falla (COL) vs  Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Women's Singles - 1st Round
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) vs Polona Hercog (SLO)
Tomas makes confident start
ATP NEWS | 29 August 2011
Ninth seed Tomas Berdych hit 34 winners and seven aces to defeat French qualifier Romain Jouan 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-1 on Monday for a place in the US Open second round.
The 25-year-old Berdych won 18 of 21 points on approach to the net and converted five of nine break point opportunities. It was his 40th match win of the season (40-17 overall). He is making his ninth straight appearance at Flushing Meadows, having advanced to the fourth round on three previous occasions in 2004 (l. to Haas), 2006 (l. to Blake) and 2007 (l. to Roddick).
Tomas Berdych (CZE)  serves during his Men’s Singles 1st Round match
against Romain Jouan (FRA) at the 2011 US Open.
Photo by: Philip Hall/usopen.org
Ninth seed Tomas Berdych, fresh from a victory over Roger Federer in Cincinnati,
had no problem seeing off French qualifier Romain Jouan 6-2 7-6 (7/4) 6-1
Berdych gets early win at US Open
By Eddie Pells | August 29, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Tomas Berdych has plenty of memories, both good and bad, at Flushing Meadows.
Put Monday's easy win into the "good" category.
The ninth-seeded Czech set aside memories of two first-round losses in the last three years at the U.S. Open, cruising through his opening round this time with a 6-2, 7-6 (4), 6-1 victory over qualifier Romain Jouan of France.
"It was very disappointing to have some of those first-round exits," said Berdych, who also remembers winning matches on the hard courts in his first Grand Slam appearances as a junior. "Things have been kind of up and down for me here. I look forward to getting some higher results this year."
Berdych, who lost to Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon finals last year, needed 1 hour, 56 minutes to complete a routine victory over Jouan, who was in his first tour-level match of the season. A fairly pressure-free day after a weekend filled with uncertainty because of Hurricane Irene, which washed out practice days and forced the players to scramble for court time.
"I like routine, knowing what I'm going to do before and after a match," Berdych said. "But on the other hand, this is good, because things didn't go perfect and I still figured out a way to win."
Tomas hit a 133 miles per hour (214 km/h) first serve against Romain Jouan
Talys Darren | BETTOR
Tomas Berdych dismisses Romain Jouan in the first round
Ninth seed Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic qualified for the round of 64 as he ousted French qualifier Romain Jouan, ranked 230th in the world, in straight sets 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-1 in the opening round of US Open at the Flushing Meadows in New York on Monday. The Czech took an hour and 56 minutes to undo his opponent in a one-sided match.
Berdych came roaring into the match and made a great start as he broke the French in the first and third game of the first set, winning both of his first two service game to build a 4-0 lead. The Czech maintained the double break advantage throughout the set, serving it out at 5-2.
The right-handed smacked one ace and 65 percent of the first deliveries, winning a whopping eleven of the thirteen points on them in the opening set. Berdych hit ten winners but also committed eight unforced errors in the first set. The Czech played brilliantly at the net as he captured all the six net approach points. Berdych sealed thirteen of the 27 first return points and capitalised on two of the three break point opportunities he created on Jouan’s serve in the opening set.
The French drew the first blood in the second set, breaking Berdych in the sixth game to take a 4-2 lead but he failed to capitalise on the break of serve, losing his serve in the seventh game to take the score to 4-3. Jouan and the Czech held their serve in the next five games to take the score to 6-6, forcing a tie-break. Berdych hit a couple of powerful fore-hand winners to claim two mini-breaks and capitalised on them to win the tie-break 7-4.
The Czech gave a little lacklustre performance as he committed three double faults and made seventeen unforced errors in the second set. However, the six feet and five inches tall survived as he managed to win one of the four break points in the second set.
After the meltdown in the second set, Berdych regained his form in the third set, breaking the French in the second game and holding his serve in the next game to blaze forward to a 3-0 lead. The Czech broke again in the sixth game and consolidate don it to win the set 6-1.
Berdych is drawn to play Fabio Fognini of Italy in the second round. The Italian beat Argentinean Horacio Zeballos in four sets 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-4 in the first round.