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2011 Shanghai Round 3: Tomas Berdych vs Feliciano Lopez

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 8:45 PM






Tomas in action against Feliciano Lopez during R3 Shanghai Masters on Thursday, October 13, 2011





In the final match of the day, No. 6 seed Tomas Berdych takes on Spain’s Feliciano Lopez for the seventh time (tied 3-3). After winning his first ATP World Tour title in nearly two and a half years in Beijing, Berdych has come to Shanghai and continued his momentum, winning his opening match against Radek Stepanek in straight sets - a win that has pushed him to No. 6 in the race to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Lopez, who has already taken out No. 9 seed Janko Tipsarevic this week, will be a stern test for Berdych and is also a former semi-finalist here, in 2009.



Order of Play – Thursday, October 13, 2011


STADIUM - Matches Start At: 12:30 pm


Andy RODDICK (USA) vs Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP)

followed by

David FERRER (ESP) vs Juan Carlos FERRERO (ESP)

Not Before 3:30 PM

Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI) vs Andy MURRAY (GBR)

Not Before 6:00 PM

Rafael NADAL (ESP) vs Florian MAYER (GER)

Not Before 8:00 PM

Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)



 
 
 

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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Feliciano Lopez

 
 






ATP PREVIEW - HEAD TO HEAD

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs (6) Tomas Berdych (CZE) Tied 3-3


2004 CZE v. ESP WG 1st RD (Czech Rep) Carpet RR Feliciano Lopez 6-4 6-7(2) 6-3 6-2

2006 Roland Garros (France) Clay R128 Tomas Berdych 6-2 6-4 6-3

2007 Stuttgart (Germany) Clay R16 Feliciano Lopez 6-0 6-3

2007 Basel (Switzerland) Hard R32 Tomas Berdych 7-6(4)3-6 6-3

2008 Dubai (U.A.E.) Hard R16 Feliciano Lopez 6-2 7-5

2010 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay R64 Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-1




BERDYCH FASTFACTS


Tournament Highlights:


• The 26-year-old Czech Republic native enters with a 4-2 mark and in the third round for the third straight year after defeating countryman Radek Stepanek 64 63 on Wednesday

• Two years ago he defeated No. 13 Marin Cilic and Marat Safin in three sets before falling to No. 10 Gilles Simon 63 64

• Last year came in No.7 and after a bye, defeated Tommy Robredo 60 64 and lost in the third round to Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez



2011 Highlights:


W: Beijing (d Cilic); SF: Chennai (l Wawrinka); Dubai (l Djokovic); Nice (l Almagro); Halle (l Petzschner); Bastad (l Soderling); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Djokovic); 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 Masters 1000 Rome (l Gasquet); ATP Masters 1000 Montreal (l Tipsarevic)

 


2011 in Review:


• The top player from the Czech Republic is coming off his sixth career ATP World Tour title in Beijing last Sunday (d. Cilic)…It was his first title since Munich in May 2009…Has a 6-6 career mark in finals

• He’s ranked No. 7 this week and he moved to No. 6 in the ATP year-to-date rankings with his win on Wednesday…He’s trying to qualify for one of the remaining four spots in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London next month…Last year he made his debut and went 1-2 in round robin play

•  Has a 48-18 match record (32-10 on hard) this season…He has also reached six semi-finals this season, including ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati in August (ret. vs. Djokovic due to shoulder injury)

• Has reached the quarter-finals or better 14 times in 19 previous tournaments this season…His only first round loss came at Roland Garros where he lost in 1st Rd. to Stephane Robert (9-7 in fifth set)…In other Slam events, 4th Rd. at Wimbledon (l. to Fish) and 3rd Rd. at US Open (ret. vs. Tipsarevic)

• He opened the year with a semi-final in Chennai (l. to Wawrinka) and followed with quarter-final efforts at the Australian Open (l. to Djokovic), Rotterdam (W/O vs. Tsonga) and Marseille in February (l. to Cilic)…Also a semi-finalist in Dubai (l. to Djokovic)



ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History


• Has an 88-60 career match record and his best result was the title in Paris in 2005 (d. No. 10 Ljubicic in five sets)…Also runner-up in Miami last year (l. to Roddck) and semi-finalist four other times – ’06 Madrid, ’07 Monte-Carlo, ‘08 Miami and Cincinnati in August (ret. vs. Djokovic)





LOPEZ FASTFACTS


Tournament Highlights:


• The 30-year-old Spaniard has a 6-2 career mark after defeating No. 9 seed Janko Tipsarevic 762) 76(3) and American Alex Bogomolov Jr. 76(4) 36 63

• He is making his third straight appearance and two years ago he defeated No. 19 Ferrer and No. 11 Soderling before retiring with a sprained right ankle vs. Nadal in the semi-finals

• Last year lost in the first round to No. 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 76(4) 63



2011 Highlights:


F: Belgrade (l Djokovic); QF: Barcelona (l Dodig); Wimbledon (l Murray); Gstaad (l Almagro)



2011 in Review:


• The left-hander enters with a 32-23 match record on the season, 14-13 on hard courts…His best result came in May when he reached his seventh career ATP World Tour final in Belgrade (l. to Djokovic)

• Has a 21-59 career mark vs. Top 10 opponents, 2-12 this year with both wins over Americans, No. 10 Roddick at Wimbledon and No. 8 Fish in Davis Cup quarter-final

• His best Grand Slam result of the year came at Wimbledon where he advanced to the quarter-finals for the third time (2005, ’08, ’10), falling to local hero Andy Murray

• He didn’t win back-to-back matches until Miami in late March (d. Berankis, Chela, l. to Nadal)…Prior to that, he lost in the second round in Brisbane (d. Petzschner, l. to Anderson), Australian Open (d. Falla, l. to Tomic), Rotterdam (d. Mayer, l. to Baghdatis) and Dubai (d. Lu, l. to Djokovic)

• After a second round loss in Monte-Carlo (l. to No. 6 Ferrer),reached the quarter-finals in Barcelona (l. to Dodig), the final in Belgrade (l. to No. 2 Djokovic) and second round last week in Madrid where he lost to No. 3 Federer in three tie-breaks (held one match point)

• Member of Spanish Davis Cup team, which is in the final (vs. Argentina)…Played in first round 4-1 victory over Belgium, winning doubles match (w/Verdasco) in straight sets, and losing dead rubber to Steve Darcis in three tie-breaks…Lost in doubles (w/Verdasco) in SF vs. France



ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History:


• Has a 61-76 career record and his best result is the semi-finals in Shanghai two years ago (ret. vs. Nadal)…He also advanced to the quarter-finals six times, three coming in Madrid [2003, 2007, 200]

 



 
 
 
 

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Tomas lost...




 

ATP NEWS - Thursday, October 13, 2011


Feliciano Lopez knocked out in-form Tomas Berdych, the No. 6 seed and a contender for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals qualification. Lopez kept his nerve to beat the Czech, currently No. 6 in the Battle for London, 6-4, 6-4 in 82 minutes. Last week, Berdych lifted his first title in nearly two-and-a-half years at the China Open in Beijing.

 
 




 
 





Tomas was hoping to play well in Shanghai and win enough points
to secure a berth in the ATP World Tour Finals in London
... will have to wait. There are three spots still left.

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