|Posted on October 5, 2011 at 7:25 PM|
On Tuesday Tomas Berdych got the better of Jurgen Melzer. The third seed defeated Austrian Jurgen Melzer 7-5 7-5 in one hour and 38 minutes. He will now meet German Philipp Kohlschreiber, a qualifier who beat Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-3 7-6 (7-0).
Order of Play – Wednesday, October 5, 2011
NATIONAL TENNIS STADIUM - Starting At: 12:30 pm
Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) vs Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA)
Not Before 3:00 PM
Agnieszka RADWANSKA (POL) vs Jie ZHENG (CHN)
Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS) vs Ana IVANOVIC (SRB)
Not Before 7:30 PM
Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) vs Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER)
Vania KING (USA)/Yaroslava SHVEDOVA (KAZ) vs Sara ERRANI/Roberta VINCI (ITA)
H2H Tomas Berdych / Philipp Kohlschreiber
Tomas during warm up today in Beijing
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Berdych romps into Beijing quarters
Wednesday, 5 October 2011 | Eurosport
Tomas Berdych made light of work of Philipp Kohlschreiber as he cruised into the quarter-finals of the ATP Beijing event with a 6-2 6-0 victory.
The third-seeded Czech is one of only two seeds left in the competition and will next face Spain's Fernando Verdasco.
Berdych won the match in little over an hour despite a poor first service percentage of just 45 per cent. *hope Tomas' shoulder is OK, really 100%*
BERDYCH RACES INTO QFS
ATP NEWS | 5 October 2011
Third-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych continued his quest to lift a first ATP World Tour title since May 2009 by reaching the China Open quarter-finals on Wednesday.
World No. 10 Berdych, who is in the running to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in November, required just 63 minutes to beat German qualifier Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-0.
He is now 6-1 lifetime against the World No. 52, who dropped to a 27-24 match record on the season. Berdych, who last lifted silverware at the 2009 BMW Open at Munich (d. Youzhny), improves to a 44-18 mark
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Berdych Team: physio José-Félix Gonzalez and coach Tomas Krupa
Tomas Berdych demolishes Philipp Kohlschreiber in second round
World number 10, Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic, faced no real challenge in dumping the 52nd ranked German opponent, Philipp Kohlschreiber, in the second round of the China Open on Wednesday afternoon.
Being played on the outdoor hard courts of the Olympic Green Tennis Center, in Beijing, China, the contest witnessed sheer dominance of the third seeded Czech competitor. Berdych rocketed away to victory in just 63 minutes of play, settling the final scores at 6-2, 6-0, to make a berth in the quarter-final of the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) World Tour 500 event.
It was an all-Czech show, with Berdych dominating every segment of the game. Kohlschreiber utterly failed to put up any resistance to the furry of Berdych and crumbled in the second set to end his voyage at the China Open. The German failed to hold serve in five of his seven games in the matchup, falling out of the competition in a humiliating manner.
It was Kohlschreiber’s second defeat in the running ATP season at the hands of the Czech, who outplayed him in the Australian Open clash, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, earlier. Berdych registered his 44th victory of the season against Kohlschreiber and now leads 6-1 in his head-to-head series against the German.
Berdych took a steady in the opener but gathered up pace shortly afterwards to race past his opponent. He dropped just three points on his serve, reeling off 14 out of 17 first serve points in the game and nailed three out of 13 break points to come out as the winner.
The third seed registered his first serve break of the day in the fourth game to lead 3-1 but Kohlschreiber responded very quickly in the next game to score his only break point of the match. Berdych then shifted his gears and never looked back at Kohlschreiber in the rest of the match. The Czech stung five straight serve breaks in the contest to fly to a comprehensive victory in the most dominating fashion. Finishing at 6-2, 6-0.
Berdych needs to go through the unseeded Spaniard, Fernando Verdasco, in the next encounter to qualify for the semi-final round of the China Open. Verdasco earned a hard-fought victory against the Italian qualifier, Flavio Cipolla, in three sets 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, in the second round of the tournament to meet Berdych in the quarters.