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2018 ROME Round 1 TV CAPTURES (60)

Enjoy 60 TV Captures - Tomas Berdych in action in his first-round match against Denis Shapovalov of Canada during day 3 of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2018 tennis at Foro Italico, Central Court, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Rome, Italy. Shapovalov won 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(5). MATCH REPORT - Denis Shapovalov came back from one set down to beat number 15 seed and 2013 semifinalist Tomas Berdych in a final set tie-break 1-6 6-3 7-6 (7-5) in one of the most intriguing matches of the Tuesday programme of the BNL Internazionali d?Italia at the Foro Italico in Rome. It was a clash between two different generations, a veteran player on one side and a Next Gen star on the other side. Berdych and Shapovalov met for the second time in their careers one year after their first head-to-head clash at the Queen?s, where the Czech veteran beat his younger rival 7-5 in the third set. Berdych broke twice in the second and fourth games to race out to a 5-0 lead in the opening set, as Shapovalov made forehand errors. Shapovalov failed to convert two break points at 1-5, before Berdych wrapped up the first set on his third set point after 37 minutes. Shapovalov bounced back by breaking serve in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead after Berdych netted a forehand. The Canadian world number 29 player converted his third set point in a seven-minute ninth game at 5-3, when Berdych hit a crosscourt backhand into the net. Berdych rallied from 0-30 down by winning four consecutive points at 4-4 in the third set to hold serve. The Czech player came within two points in the next game but Shapvalov bounced back to force the third set to the tie-break. Shapovalov reeled off the first four points of the tie-break, but Berdych won five of the next six points to draw level to 5-5. Shapovalov won the final two points to clinch a tight match. Shapovalov made 36 winners to 52 unforced errors.
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