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2019 After recovering from back issues, Tomas Berdych plans to play on clay at the Madrid Open (6-12 May 2019)

Posted on April 20, 2019 at 4:10 AM


Tomas Berdych is resting. His back issues are something that has bothered him for months. Courtesy: Berdych's Insta



Recalling final vs Roger Federer, Tomas Berdych announces return in Madrid


APRIL 18, 2019 


by LUIGI GATTO  |  Tennis World USA


On his Twitter account, Tomas Berdych revealed he got a main draw wild card invitation from the Madrid Open. The Czech player joins the Spaniards David Ferrer, who will play his last career-tournament here, and Jaume Munar.


"Just spoke to the tournament director Feliciano Lopez and he just confirmed me a wild card. I am very glad to come to this great event, I have great memories playing this tournament, I played a final against Roger and other great memories so I am really looking forward to be back this year," said Berdych, who lost a three-set championship clash to the Swiss in 2012 on blue clay.


The 32-year-old has made 14 appearances in Madrid also reaching three semi-finals in 2006, 2013 and 2015. Berdych lost to Richard Gasquet in the last year's first round. The Prague native enjoyed a healthy comeback this year after dealing with a back injury for months, losing to Roberto Bautista Agut in the Doha Open final and to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open fourth round.


Berdych last played an official match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells losing to Feliciano Lopez. Berdych praised Federer: "Well, it's really exceptional tennis player that we have, that our sport actually has right now.


There was nobody better in the past. Yeah, I think he's the greatest of them all. It's a great challenge to have actually the opportunity to play him."





2019 MIAMI Tomas Berdych withdraws from the tournament with a recurring back issue

Posted on March 20, 2019 at 1:30 PM



The Czech world No.89 withdrew from the tournament with a recurring back issue on Thursday morning. Berdych missed the entire hard-court season last year after he withdrew from Wimbledon due to his prolonging back injury.




Order of Play - Berdych/Tomic 3rd match on Stadium Wednesday, March 20, 2019 *cancelled*


March 20, 2019 - Tomas Berdych, who played his last tournament of the 2018 season at the Queen's Club in June, doesn't want to risk anything with his troublesome back as it's not at 100 percent. The 33-year-old was scheduled to meet former world No.17 Bernard Tomic in the Miami first round on Wednesday.



Tomas Berdych has had to withdraw from the Miami Open after suffering a back injury.



Setback After Miami Open Withdrawal


Tomas Berdych has suffered another injury setback after withdrawing from the Miami Open this week.


The former Wimbledon finalist received a setback to his comeback after withdrawing from his first round match with Bernard Tomic due to a back injury.


Had Berdych won his first round match he would have played Novak Djokovic in the second round but his latest injury setback means that potential match-up will not happen.


Speaking on Twitter the Czech Republican explained that he needed time to recover from his back injury, “Not a good day in the office, unfortunately, I have had to pull out from my first round match,” Berdych said.


“My back is not in the 100% conditions and I have to be careful with my decisions. Need time to recover and be strong again.”


After reaching the Doha final, Montpellier semi-finals and the fourth round at the Australian Open, this is an untimely setback for Berdych who was hoping to reach the heights of 2013 once again.


As a result of his withdrawal Bernard Tomic will play a qualifier (Thiago Monteiro of Brasil) or Lucky Loser tomorrow in the first round.




2019 MIAMI Masters 1000 - THE MEN'S SINGLES DRA

Posted on March 18, 2019 at 1:30 PM



Draw Ceremony: Monday, 18 March 2019 at 12:30 pm ET at the Itau booth


The Miami Open presented by Itau is the second stop of the March Masters, and like the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, showcases the best men's and women's players over two weeks. Previously held in Key Biscayne, the Miami Open presented by Itau makes its debut this year at the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. There is a 14,000-seat stadium inside the football stadium itself, a Grandstand, 12 tournament courts and 18 practice courts.


THE MAIN DRAW

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) - BYE

Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs Tomas Berdych (CZE) Qual. Thiago Monteiro (BRA)

Peter Gojowczyk (GER) vs Federico Delbonis (ARG)

[32] John Millman (AUS) - BYE

[22] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) - BYE

[PR] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs Bradley Klahn (USA)

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) vs Guido Andreozzi (ARG)

[15] Fabio Fognini (ITA) - BYE

[12] Milos Raonic (CAN) - BYE

Maximilian Marterer (GER) vs Taylor Fritz (USA)

Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) vs Ilya Ivashka (BLR)

[19] Kyle Edmund (GBR) - BYE

[25] Lucas Pouille (FRA) - BYE

Marius Copil (ROU) vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)

Martin Klizan (SVK) vs Qual. Lorenzo Sonego (ITA)

[7] John Isner (USA) - BYE


[3] (Dominic Thiem AUT) - BYE

Matteo Berrettini (ITA) vs Hubert Hurkacz (POL)

Qual. Felix Auger-Alliassine (CAN) vs Qual. Casper Ruud (NOR)

[29] Marton Fucsovics (HUN) - BYE

[17] Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) - BYE

[WC] Nicola Kuhn (GER) vs Mischa Zverev (GER)

Robin Haase (NED) vs Qual. Lukas Lacko (SVK)

[16] Gael Monfils (FRA) - BYE

[11] Borna Coric (CRO) - BYE

Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) vs Denis Kudla (USA)

Jeremy Chardy (FRA) vs Nicolas Jarry (CHI)

[23] Gilles Simon (FRA) - BYE

[27] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) - BYE

Tennys Sandgren (USA) vs Qual. Alexander Bublik (KAZ)

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) vs Qual. Pablo Cuevas (URU)

[5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) - BYE


[6] Kevin Anderson (RSA) - BYE

Jaume Munar (ESP) vs Qual. Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND)

Joao Sousa (POR) vs [WC] Chun Hsin Tseng (TPE)

[31] Steve Johnson (USA) - BYE

[24] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) - BYE

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Benoit Paire (FRA)

Cameron Norrie (GBR) vs Jordan Thompson (AUS)

[10] Karen Khachanov (RUS) - BYE

[13] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) - BYE

Adrian Mannarino (FRA) vs Aljaz Bedene (SLO)

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) vs Qual. Reilly Opelka (USA)

[21] Diego Schwartzman (ARG) - BYE

[30] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) - BYE

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) vs Filip Krajinovic (SRB)

Matthew Ebden (AUS) vs Qual. Radu Albot (MDA)

[4] Roger Federer (SUI) - BYE


[8] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) - BYE

Ugo Humbert (FRA) vs [LL] Mackenzie McDonald (USA)

Leonardo Mayer (ARG) vs Qual. Mikael Ymer (SWE)

[26] Guido Pella (ARG) - BYE

[20] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) - BYE

Malek Jaziri (TUN) vs [LL] Daniel Evans (GBR)

Qual. Andrey Rublev (RUS) vs Taro Daniel (JPN)

[9] Marin Cilic (CRO) - BYE

[14] Marco Cecchinato (ITA) - BYE

[WC] Christopher Eubanks (USA) vs Damir Dzumhur (BIH)

Pablo Andujar (ESP) vs Ivo Karlovic (CRO)

[18] David Goffin (BEL) - BYE

[28] Frances Tiafoe (USA) - BYE

Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs [WC] Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)

Sam Querrey (USA) vs [WC] David Ferrer (ESP)

[2] Alexander Zverev (GER) - BYE



 

2019 INDIAN WELLS Round 1: TOMAS BERDYCH lost to FELICIANO LOPEZ *OoP* *Score and stats* *20 combo-images* *Chair Umpire Ali Nili* *Ester Berdych Satorova* *Coach Martin Stepanek* *Fitness trainer Marek Vseticek*

Posted on March 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM



Tomas Berdych plays Feliciano Lopez in the 1st round of the BNP Paribas Open in Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Feliciano Lopez won 7-6(3), 7-6(2).



Order of Play - Berdych/Lopez first match on Stadium 2 Friday, 8 March 2019 at 11:00 am










Feliciano Lopez Overcomes Tomas Berdych in Opening Round Veteran Clash


BNP PARIBAS OPEN


03/08/2019


The Spaniard moves on in the desert.


In a tightly-contested battle of grizzled ATP Tour veterans, Feliciano Lopez took on Tomas Berdych in opening round action. With almost 40 years of combined tour experience and 14 previous matchups under their belt, the pair reacquainted during a picture-perfect day in Tennis Paradise. In a seesaw affair in which neither player could jump out in front, the Spaniard edged Berdych in consecutive tiebreaks for a 7-6(3), 7-6(2) victory.


While the always-game Berdych put up a strong fight, Lopez played mistake-free tennis in both tiebreaks to stamp his ticket into the second round of the 2019 BNP Paribas Open. Behind a remarkable 15 aces and saving (4/4) 100% of Berdych’s break point opportunities, Lopez proved infallible.


For Lopez, the former world No. 12 and 2016 French Open Doubles champion, the time to make a run is now. At 37 years old, his window of opportunity may be closing. That being said, you wouldn’t have been able to tell while watching Lopez’s on-court prowess today.


His run in the desert continues, as he meets No. 12 seed Karen Khachanov next in second round play.




























Iranian-American Ali Nili umpires for the men's singles first round match between Tomas Berdych and Feliciano Lopez of Spain on day five of the BNP Paribas Open in Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Feliciano Lopez won 7-6(3), 7-6(2).















































Tomas Berdych’s coach Martin Stepanek, new fitness trainer Marek Vseticek and wife Ester Berdych Satorova watch him play against Feliciano Lopez in the men's singles first round match on day five of the BNP Paribas Open in Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Feliciano Lopez won 7-6(3), 7-6(2).



Tomas Berdych leaves the court after losing his men's singles first round match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain on day five of the BNP Paribas Open in Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Feliciano Lopez won 7-6(3), 7-6(2).





 

2019 INDIAN WELLS Calif. Masters 1000 - THE MEN'S SINGLES DRAW

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 6:05 PM


This will be the 14th career meeting between these two seasoned veterans. Despite having a notoriously weaker career than the Czech, the Spaniard holds a 7-6 head to head advantage.


THE MEN’S SINGLES DRAW


[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) - BYE

[Q] Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) vs [Q] Elias Ymer (SWE)

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) vs Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

[31] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) - BYE

[18] Gael Monfils (FRA) - BYE

[WC] Reilly Opelka (USA) vs Leonardo Mayer (ARG)

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)

[15] Marco Cecchinato (ITA) - BYE

[11] Borna Coric (CRO) - BYE

Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs Matthew Ebden (AUS)

[Q] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) vs Benoit Paire (FRA)

[17] Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) - BYE

[27] Gilles Simon (FRA) - BYE

Bradley Klahn (USA) vs Malek Jaziri (TUN)

Federico Delbonis (ARG) vs Jordan Thompson (AUS)

[7] Dominic Thiem (AUT) .BYE


[3] Alexander Zverev (GER) - BYE

Martin Klizan (SVK) vs Mischa Zverev (GER)

John Millman (AUS) vs Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)

[26] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) - BYE

[23] Alex DE Minaur (AUS) - BYE

[Q] Marcos Giron (USA) vs Jeremy Chardy (FRA)

Matteo Berrettini (ITA) vs Sam Querrey (USA)

[13] Milos Raonic (CAN) - BYE

[9] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) - BYE

[WC] Felix Auger Aliassime (CAN) vs Cameron Norrie (GBR)

Denis Kudla (USA) vs Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)

[21] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) - BYE

[30) Laslo Djere (SRB) - BYE

Ilya Ivashka (BLR) vs Guido Andreozzi (ARG)

Maximilian Marterer (GER) vs [Q] Ugo Humbert (FRA)

[5] Kevin Anderson (RSA) .BYE


[6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) - BYE

Tennys Sandgren (USA) vs Adrian Mannarino (FRA)

[WC] Donald Young (USA) vs Hubert Hurkacz (POL)

[28] Lucas Pouille (FRA) - BYE

[24] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) - BYE

Taylor Fritz (USA) vs Steve Johnson (USA)

Taro Daniel (JPN) vs Dusan Lajovic (SRB)

[10] Marin Cilic (CRO) - BYE

[16] Fabio Fognini (ITA) - BYE

Marius Copil (ROU) vs [Q] Radu Albot (MDA)

Nicolas Jarry (CHI) vs Frances Tiafoe (USA)

[22] Kyle Edmund (GBR) - BYE

[29] Marton Fucsovics (HUN) - BYE

[Q] Daniel Evans (GBR) vs Stan Wawrinka (SUI)

Peter Gojowczyk (GER) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA)

[4] Roger Federer (SUI) .BYE


[8] John Isner (USA) - BYE

Jaume Antoni Munar Clar (ESP) vs [Q] Alexei Popyrin (AUS)

Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs [Q] Alex Bolt (AUS)

[32] Guido Pella (ARG) - BYE

[19] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) - BYE

Robin Haase (NED) vs [Q] Denis Istomin (UZB)

Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP)

[12] Karen Khachanov (RUS) - BYE

[14] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) - BYE

Mackenzie McDonald (USA) vs Joao Sousa (POR)

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) vs [Q] Filip Krajinovic (SRB)

[20] David Goffin (BEL) - BYE

[25] Diego Schwartzman (ARG) - BYE

Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) vs Ryan Harrison (USA)

[Q] Tatsuma Ito (JPN) vs [WC] (Jared Donaldson USA)

[2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) - BYE






2019 DUBAI Round 2: Tomas Berdych lost to Borna Coric *OoP* *Chair Umpire Jaume Campistol* *coach Martin Stepanek* *Ester Berdych Satorova* *Berdych parents Martin and Hana*

Posted on February 27, 2019 at 4:10 AM



Tomas Berdych in action during his second-round match against Croatian Borna Coric, Center Court at the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, February 27, 2019.





Borna Coric edges Tomas Berdych in Dubai


Sixth seed Borna Coric came from one set down to beat 2013 and 2014 finalist Tomas Berdych 1-6 6-1 7-6 (7-4) after 2 hours and 13 minutes to reach his first quarter final of the season.


Both players dominated in the sets they won before fighting neck and neck in the decisive set until the last point in the tie-break.


Berdych earned two breaks of serve in the second and fourth games to win the opening set 6-1. Coric turned around the match by winning the second set 6-1 with a double break in the second and sixth games.


In the third set Berdych saved three break points in the ninth game and held his serve for 5-4. Both players went on serve with no breaks until the tie-break. Coric won the final three points from 4-4 to win a close tie-break 7-4.





Score and Stats - Coric def. Berdych in three sets


 

Coric needed two hours and 13 minutes to get past 2013-14 finalist Tomas Berdych 1-6, 6-1, 7-6(4)


























Chair Umpire Jaume Campistol officiates the second-round match between Tomas Berdych and Croatian Borna Coric, Center Court at the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, February 27, 2019.














(L-R) Tomas Berdych's parents, mother Hana and father Martin, wife Ester Berdych Satorova and coach Martin Stepanek are watching Tomas Berdych in action during his second-round match against Croatian Borna Coric, Center Court at the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, February 27, 2019.













Roger Federer STOPS play: 'Screaming' fans force Berdych vs Coric match delay


ROGER FEDERER'S fans are among the most die-hard supporters in the sport.


By UCHE AMAKO | Daily and Sunday Express


But it seems a few got too excited as they forced the match between Tomas Berdych and Borna Coric to be momentarily stopped due to screaming.


Federer had sealed his place in the quarter-finals of the tournament with a three-set win over Fernando Verdasco.


Before going to his media duties, Federer signed some autographs for his waiting fans.


However, the noise made as Federer delighted his supporters became too much according to tennis writer Jose Morgado.


He wrote on Twitter: “Berdych-Coric match stopped because the fans are screaming so much for Federer as he is giving autographs. Crazy scenes.”






2019 DUBAI Round 1: Tomas Berdych def. Ilya Ivashka *OoP* *Chair Umpire Ahmed Abdel-Azim* *coach Martin Stepanek* *Ester Berdych Satorova* *Berdych parents Martin and Hana* *17 COMBO-IMAGES*

Posted on February 26, 2019 at 6:15 AM



Tomas Berdych, the in-form Czech also required a final-set tie-break to advance, beating lucky loser, Ilya Ivaskha, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4) in two and a half hours.



Order of Play - DUBAI Round 1 Berdych/Ivashka - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 -  Third match on Court No. 1



Berdych recovers to win


Tomas Berdych continued his superb comeback in 2019 by beating a man nine years his junior in Dubai.


Berdych, a 33-year-old former world No 4 who is now 88th in the ATP rankings, defeated Ilya Ivashka of Belarussia 4-6, 6-4, 7-6. The Czech star, who is making his way back from injury, has had a strong year so far arriving in the emirate with 11 wins and just four losses under his belt.


He will next face the winner of the Borna Coric-Jiri Vesely match.



Score and Stats - Berdych won 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4) in two and a half hours





Tomas Berdych celebrates first-round victory





Ester Berdych Satorova







Chair Umpire Ahmed Abdel-Azim officiates the first-round match between Tomas Berdych and LL Ilya Ivaskha















Tomas Berdych's player box: coach Martin Stepanek, wife Ester Berdych Satorova, his parents, father Martin and mother Hana are watching Tomas Berdych in action during his first-round match against Belarusian lucky loser Ilya Ivaskha, Court No. 1 at the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Berdych won 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4) in two and a half hours.
































Tomas Berdych's wife Ester Satorova











It was ... Tomas Berdych in action during his first-round match against Belarusian lucky loser Ilya Ivaskha, Court No. 1 at the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Berdych won 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4) in two and a half hours.





2019 DUBAI Duty Free Tennis Championship - THE MAIN DRAW

Posted on February 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM



Tomas Berdych (ATP #71) will open Dubai campaign against Aljaz Bedene (ATP #83) born 18 July 1989 is a professional tennis player from Slovenia. He was naturalised British and played with this nationality from 2015 to 2017, returning to represent Slovenia in 2018.

Update: Tomas Berdych will open against LL Ilya Ivashka who replaces Aljaz Bedene in the draw. Ilya Ivashka, born 24 February 1994, is a Belarusian tennis player who primarily plays on the ATP Challenger Tour. Ivashka has a career high ATP singles ranking of 81 achieved 28 January 2019. He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of 340 achieved on 15 August 2016. Additionally, Ivashka has won 5 ITF singles titles and 3 ITF doubles titles. In Davis Cup, Ivashka has represented the Belarusian Davis Cup team and has a W/L record of 8–6.






(From left) Present at the main draw of the men’s singles of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships: Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice-President Marketing Dubai Duty Free -- ATP player Roberto Bautista Agut -- ATP player Marin Cilic -- Salah Tahlak, Tournament Director of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships -- Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Dubai Duty Free -- Naser Yousef, Secretary General Tennis Emirates -- Lars Graff, Tournament Referee -- Ramesh Cidambi, Chief Operating Officer Dubai Duty Free on Saturday, February 23, 2019



THE MAIN DRAW


[1] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs Benoit Paire (FRA)

Hubert Hurkacz (POL) vs Qual. Corentin Moutet (FRA)

Qual. Egor Gerasimov (BLR) vs Robin Haase (NED)

Matthew Ebden (AUS) vs [5] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)


[3] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs Gael Monfils (FRA)

[WC] Mohamed Safwat (EGY) vs [WC] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)

Matteo Berrettini (ITA) vs Denis Kudla (USA)

Qual Ricardas Berankis (LTU) vs [8] Daniil Medvedev (RUS)


[6] Borna Coric (CRO) vs Mihail Kukushkin (KAZ)

Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs [LL] Ilya Ivashka (BLR]

Roberto Bautista-Agut (ESP) vs [WC] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) vs [4] Karen Khachanov (RUS)


[7] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) vs Marton Fucsovics (HUN)

Qual. Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [2] Roger Federer (SUI)





2019 ROTTERDAM Round 2: Tomas Berdych lost to Denis Shapovalov *OoP* *Score and Stats* *Chair Umpire Gianluca Moscarella* *Coach Martin Stepanek* *10 Combo-images*

Posted on February 13, 2019 at 7:25 PM



2019 ROTTERDAM Round 2: Tomas Berdych (33) vs Denis Shapovalov (19)







Order of Play - Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Berdych/Shapovalov llast match on Centre Court






Coach Martin Stepanek is watching Tomas Berdych in action on Centre Court in his second-round match against Denis Shapovalov of Canada during the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament at the Ahoy Rotterdam on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Rotterdam Netherlands. Shapovalov won 6-4, 6-3.







Chair umpire Gianluca Moscarella officiates the second-round match between Tomas Berdych and Denis Shapovalov of Canada on Centre Court during the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament at the Ahoy Rotterdam on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Rotterdam Netherlands. Shapovalov won 6-4, 6-3.











Score and Stats R2 ROTTERDAM 13 February 2019 #NextGenATP Canadian Denis Shapovalov. The left-hander dominated Czech Tomas Berdych, hitting 33 winners to Berdych's nine and advanced 6-4, 6-3.




Shapovalov downs Berdych to claim Rotterdam QF spot


ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Canada's Denis Shapovalov is off to the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament after a 6-4, 6-3 win over Czech veteran Tomas Berdych on Wednesday.


The 10th-seeded Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., finished Berdych off by breaking his opponent on his final two service games.


World No. 25 Shapovalov had seven aces, while the 59th-ranked Berdych had just two.


Shapovalov, 19, also won 75 per cent of his points on serve, compared to 58 per cent for the 33-year-old Berdych, who has 13 career ATP Tour titles on his resume.


Berdych fell just short of a Wimbledon championship when he was runner-up in 2010.


Shapovalov, still looking for his first career championship, will face Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals after the Swiss veteran prevented an all-Canadian duel by beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday.






Tomas Berdych in action in his second round match on Centre Court against Denis Shapovalov of Canada during the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament at the Ahoy Rotterdam on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Rotterdam Netherlands. Shapovalov won 6-4, 6-3. 












(bottom, left) The stuffed animal in Shapovalov's box is a wolf and his name is Storm



















Tomas Berdych and Denis Shapovalov of Canada shake hands at the end of their second-round match on Centre Court during the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament at the Ahoy Rotterdam on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Rotterdam Netherlands. Shapovalov won 6-4, 6-3.






 

2019 ROTTERDAM Round 1: Tomas Berdych def. Gilles Simon *OoP* *Score and Stats* *Chair Umpire Richard Haigh*

Posted on February 12, 2019 at 3:15 PM



Tomas Berdych, the 2014 champion, missed the second half of 2018 with back injury, but bounced into Doha to reach the final, beat two top-20 men at the Australian Open, and made the semis in Montpellier this week. And that after dropping to his lowest ranking since August 2004 at the start of the season. He faces Gilles Simon of France in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament at the Ahoy Rotterdam on Tuesday February 12, 2019.



Order of Play - Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - Berdych/Simon third match on Court 1





Berdych, the 2014 titlist, defeated Gilles Simon 7-6(8), 6-4 to improve to 22-8 in Rotterdam. Tomas Berdych will meet Denis Shapovalov in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament second round.




Chair Umpire Richard Haigh (GBR) officiates the first-round match between Tomas Berdych and Gilles Simon of France during the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament at the Ahoy Rotterdam on Tuesday February 12, 2019 in Rotterdam Netherlands. Berdych won in straight sets 7-6(8), 6-4.






Game Set and Match Tomas Berdych. Tomas Berdych wins the match 7-6(8) 6-4 .





















Tomas Berdych and Gilles Simon of France shake hands at the end of their first-round match Court No. 1 during the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament at the Ahoy Rotterdam on Tuesday February 12, 2019 in Rotterdam Netherlands. Berdych won in straight sets 7-6(8), 6-4.





INTERVIEW Tomas Berdych Enjoying 'Slightly Different' 2019 In Rotterdam *YOUTUBE*

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 11:45 PM
 
 
 


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Berdych Enjoying 'Slightly Different' 2019 In Rotterdam

Monday, February 11, 2019 - Tomas Berdych is pleased to be back at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

 

 

 

2019 ROTTERDAM - The Main Draw - Tomas Berdych has been handed a wildcard to compete in the ATP 500 event

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 11:05 PM



The main draw for the 46th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament took place on a special spot. It took place in the shopping window of De Bijenkorf, one of the most famous shops in Rotterdam. Tournament Director Richard Krajicek and actor/tv-host and ambassador of the tournament Jan Kooijman help make the draw. Four of the past five Rotterdam champions are in the field this year: Tomas Berdych (2014), Stan Wawrinka (2015), Martin Klizan (2016) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2017).



MAIN DRAW


[1] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs [SE] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)

[LL] Marius Copil (ROU) vs [LL] Ernests Gulbis (LVA)

Martin Klizan (SVK) vs Marton Fucsovics (HUN)

Hyeon Chung (KOR) vs [9] Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO)


[4] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

Benoit Paire (FRA) vs [WC] Stan Wawrinka (SUI)

Qual. Gilles Simon (FRA) vs [WC] Tomas Berdych (CZE)

Qual. Franko Skugor (CRO) vs [10] Denis Shapovalov (CAN)


[8] David Goffin (BEL) vs Gael Monfils (FRA)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Qual. Peter Gojowczyk (GER)

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) vs Robin Haase (NED)

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) vs [3] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)


[5] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) vs Jeremy Chardy (FRA)

Matthew Ebden (AUS) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

[PR] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs Qual. Thomas Fabbiano (ITA)

[WC] Tallon Griekspoor (NED) vs [2] Karen Khachanov (RUS)




ATP RANKING as of Monday, February 11, 2019 - No. 59 Tomas Berdych +20 after SF Montpellier

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 8:10 PM


 

      

No. 59 Tomas Berdych +20 after semi-final 2019 MONTPELLIER, Open Sud de France


Tomas Berdych continued his strong return to the ATP Tour in Montpellier. After missing six months of the 2018 ATP Tour season due to a back injury, the Czech improved to 10-3 this year with a run to the Open Sud de France semi-finals (l. to Herbert). The former World No. 4 built on his runner-up finish in Doha (l. to Bautista Agut) and fourth-round appearance at the Australian Open (l. to Nadal), with victories against Matthias Bachinger, Benoit Paire and Filip Krajinovic. Berdych soars 20 positions to No. 59 in the ATP Rankings.



     ATP RANKING as of Monday, February 11, 2019 - TOP 100


1. Djokovic Novak 10955 p.
2. Nadal Rafael 8320 p.
3. Zverev Alexander 6475 p.
4. Del Potro Juan-Martin 5060 p.
5. Anderson Kevin 4845 p.
6. Federer Roger 4600 p.
7. Nishikori Kei 4100 p.
8. Thiem Dominic 3960 p.
9. Isner John 3155 p.
10. Cilic Marin 3140 p.
11. Khachanov Karen 2880 p.
12. Tsitsipas Stefanos 2805 p.
13. Coric Borna 2605 p.
14. Raonic Milos 2250 p.
15. Fognini Fabio 2225 p.
16. Medvedev Daniil 2160 p.
17. Bautista-Agut Roberto 1955 p.
18. Cecchinato Marco 1870 p.
19. Schwartzman Diego Sebastian 1835 p.
20. Basilashvili Nikoloz 1820 p.
21. Goffin David 1740 p.
22. Pouille Lucas 1715 p.
23. Carreno-Busta Pablo 1705 p.
24. Dimitrov Grigor 1610 p.
25. Shapovalov Denis 1485 p.
26. Verdasco Fernando 1455 p.
27. De Minaur Alex 1443 p.
28. Edmund Kyle 1440 p.
29. Tiafoe Francis 1430 p.
30. Gasquet Richard 1340 p.
31. Simon Gilles 1280 p.
32. Kohlschreiber Philipp 1250 p.
33. Monfils Gael 1240 p.
34. Johnson Steve 1190 p.
35. Chardy Jeremy 1180 p.
36. Herbert Pierre-Hugues 1113 p.
37. Millman John 1088 p.
38. Fucsovics Marton 1080 p.
39. Klizan Martin 1079 p.
40. Seppi Andreas 1060 p.
41. Sousa Joao 1042 p.
42. Fritz Taylor Harry 1036 p.
43. Lajovic Dusan 1010 p.
44. Jaziri Malek 1007 p.
45. Ebden Matthew 1001 p.
46. Berrettini Matteo 974 p.
47. Jarry Nicolas 970 p.
48. Mannarino Adrian 965 p.
49. Querrey Sam 940 p.
50. Pella Guido 930 p.
51. Mayer Leonardo 920 p.
52. Chung Hyeon 910 p.
53. Kukushkin Mikhail 910 p.
54. Struff Jan-Lennard 910 p.
55. Haase Robin 905 p.
56. Dzumhur Damir 905 p.
57. Bedene Aljaz 805 p.
58. Paire Benoit 795 p.
59. Berdych Tomas  :) 775 p.
60. Thompson Jordan 775 p.
61. Gojowczyk Peter 770 p.
62. Lopez Feliciano 770 p.
63. Kudla Denis 770 p.
64. Delbonis Federico 766 p.
65. Norrie Cameron 762 p.
66. Kyrgios Nick 750 p.
67. Zverev Mischa 746 p.
68. Wawrinka Stan 740 p.
69. Londero Juan Ignacio 739 p.
70. Krajinovic Filip 735 p.
71. Nishioka Yoshihito 729 p.
72. Copil Marius 728 p.
73. Daniel Taro 726 p.
74. Andreozzi Guido 711 p.
75. Hurkacz Hubert 710 p.
76. Sandgren Tennys 708 p.
77. Munar Jaume 707 p.
78. Cuevas Pablo 706 p.
79. Albot Radu 705 p.
80. Ivashka Ilya 694 p.
81. Karlovic Ivo 674 p.
82. McDonald Mackenzie 673 p.
83. Andujar Pablo 668 p.
84. Gulbis Ernests 667 p.
85. Marterer Maximilian 654 p.
86. Fabbiano Thomas 653 p.
87. Tomic Bernard 649 p.
88. Humbert Ugo 646 p.
89. Opelka Reilly 633 p.
90. Klahn Bradley 627 p.
91. Djere Laslo 627 p.
92. Harrison Ryan 615 p.
93. Garin Christian 610 p.
94. Donskoy Evgeny 599 p.
95. Vesely Jiri 598 p.
96. Ramos-Vinolas Albert 580 p.
97. Gunneswaran Prajnesh 579 p.
98. Harris Lloyd George Muirhead 577 p.
99. Rublev Andrey 562 p.
100. Sousa Pedro

560 p.






2019 MONTPELLIER Semi-Final: Tomas Berdych lost to Pierre-Hugues Herbert *OoP* *Score and Stats* *New fitness trainer Marek Vseticek* *Chair umpire Emmanuel Messina*

Posted on February 9, 2019 at 2:45 PM



Tomas Berdych in action against Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France during the semi-final match on day seven of the 2019 Open Sud de France Tennis Tournament, Court Patrick Dominguez, at the Sud de France Arena on Saturday, February 9, 2019, Montpellier, France. Pierre-Hugues Herbert won 6-2, 7-5.











Tomas Berdych was in some discomfort, checking out his painful palm blister, during his semi-final match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France on day seven of the 2019 Open Sud de France Tennis Tournament, Court Patrick Dominguez, at the Sud de France Arena on Saturday, February 9, 2019, Montpellier, France. Pierre-Hugues Herbert won 6-2, 7-5.







Herbert beats Berdych to reach Montpellier final


Saturday, February 9, 2019


PARIS (Reuters) - French seventh seed Pierre-Hugues Herbert downed Czech Tomas Berdych 6-2 7-5 to reach the final of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier on Saturday.


Herbert breezed through the opening set but Berdych offered more resistance in the second, only for the former world number four to crack at a key moment.


A Berdych double fault at 5-5 in the second set earned Herbert a break and the Frenchman then served it out to claim his first win against the Czech





Score and Stats - Pierre-Hugues Herbert won 6-2, 7-5.






Chair umpire Emmanuel Messina officiates the semi-final match between Tomas Berdych and Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France during day seven of the 2019 Open Sud de France Tennis Tournament, Court Patrick Dominguez, at the Sud de France Arena on Saturday, February 9, 2019, Montpellier, France. Pierre-Hugues Herbert won 6-2, 7-5.







New fitness trainer Marek Vseticek is watching Tomas Berdych in action against Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France during the semi-final match on day seven of the 2019 Open Sud de France Tennis Tournament, Court Patrick Dominguez, at the Sud de France Arena on Saturday, February 9, 2019, Montpellier, France. Pierre-Hugues Herbert won 6-2, 7-5.







2019 MONTPELLIER Quarter-Final: Tomas Berdych def. Filip Krajinovic *OoP* *Score and Stats* *New fitness trainer Marek Vseticek* *Chair umpire Emmanuel Messina* *Marc Maury Interview on court*

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 2:50 PM



Tomas Berdych celebrates his dramatic win against Filip Krajinovic of Serbia in the Men's Quarter-Final match during the Open Sud de France Tennis Tournament at the Sud de France Arena on Friday, February 8, 2019, Montpellier, France. Berdych won 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 7-5 in two hours and 42 minutes. Tomas Berdych, the 2012 champion, saves two match points to beat Filip Krajinovic on Friday for a place in the Montpellier semi-finals.





Order of Play - QFs 2019 MONTPELLIER, Open Sud de France





Berdych Saves 2 M.P. To Reach Montpellier Semi-finals


Friday, February 8, 2019 | ATP Staff


Tomas Berdych saved two match points on Friday to keep alive his chances of winning the Open Sud de France for the second time. The 2012 champion scraped past Filip Krajinovic of Serbia 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 7-5 in two hours and 42 minutes for a place in the semi-finals.


Berdych looked on course for his 10th match win of the year when he led Krajinovic by a set and a break, at 4-3 in the second set. But Krajinovic surged back and broke in the first game of the decider en route to a 5-3 advantage. At 4-5, Berdych saved two match points from 15/40 and went onto win 14 of the next 18 points to complete victory.


The 33-year-old Czech fell to No. 79 in ATP Rankings on 28 January, his lowest position since No. 79 on 16 August 2004, after missing more than six months due to injury. But back in form, he will next play seventh seed Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France on Saturday. Herbert held his nerve to beat third-seeded #NextGenATP Canadian Denis Shapovalov 7-5, 7-6(4) in one hour and 44 minutes.









Chair umpire Emmanuel Messina officiates the quarter-final match between Tomas Berdych and Filip Krajinovic of Serbia during day six of the 2019 Open Sud de France Tennis Tournament, Court Patrick Dominguez, at the Sud de France Arena on Friday, February 8, 2019, Montpellier, France. Berdych won 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 7-5 in two hours and 42 minutes.










New fitness trainer Marek Vseticek is watching Tomas Berdych in action against Filip Krajinovic of Serbia during the quarter-final match on day six of the 2019 Open Sud de France Tennis Tournament, Court Patrick Dominguez, at the Sud de France Arena on Friday, February 8, 2019, Montpellier, France. Berdych won 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 7-5 in two hours and 42 minutes.





Tomas Berdych Happy To Be Through




Tomas Berdych is interviewed on court by Marc Maury after winning his quarter-final match against Filip Krajinovic of Serbia on day six of the 2019 Open Sud de France Tennis Tournament, Court Patrick Dominguez, at the Sud de France Arena on Friday, February 8, 2019, Montpellier, France. Berdych won 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 7-5 in two hours and 42 minutes. Tomas Berdych, the 2012 champion, saves two match points to beat Filip Krajinovic on Friday for a place in the Montpellier semi-finals.





Tomas Berdych: *Filip played very well from the start, I had to dig deep in my tank to find some more energy. At the end, I think it's my experience that made the difference."








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