|Posted on February 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM|
Tomas will play his second match in Rotterdam against Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis. They have played against each other four times before, each player has won twice.
Yesterday's first round matches:
- Second seed Tomas Berdych hit 10 aces and dropped 12 points on serve to beat fellow Czech Lukas Rosol 6-4, 6-2 in 76 minutes. It was his 10th match win of the season.
- Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, who is making his fourth appearance at the ATP World Tour 500 indoor tournament, defeated German qualifier Matthias Bachinger 7-6(2), 6-2 in 76 minutes.
H2H Tomas Berdych vs Marcos Baghdatis
Order of Play - Thursday, February 16, 2012
CENTRE COURT - Matches Start At: 11:00 am
Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER) vs Andreas SEPPI (ITA)
Alex BOGOMOLOV Jr. (RUS) vs Richard GASQUET (FRA)
Not Before 1:30 PM
Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)
Thiemo DE BAKKER (NED)/Robin HAASE (NED) vs Alex BOGOMOLOV Jr. (RUS)/Dick NORMAN (BEL)
Not Before 7:30 PM
Karol BECK (SVK) vs Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG)
Viktor TROICKI (SRB) vs Jesse HUTA GALUNG (NED)
ROTTERDAM THURSDAY PREVIEW
SF: Sydney (lBenneteau); Zagreb (l Lacko); QF: Brisbane (l Murray)
YTD W-L: 12-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: June 17, 1985
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 44
• Baghdatis has reached QFs orbetter at three of four events played so far this year - QFs at Brisbane, SFsat Sydney and SFs at Zagreb (only pre-QF loss: l. to Wawrinka in 2nd Rd. at AustralianOpen)
• Leads ATP World Tour with 12 match wins (12-4 record)
• He recently won first career ATP World Tour doubles title at Zagreb(w/Youzhny)
• This is the Cypriot’s fourth appearance at Rotterdam (4-3 record; has goneone round better every attempt, falling 1st Rd. in 2008, then reaching 2nd Rd.in 2010 and QFs in 2011)
W: Montpellier (d Monfils); QF: AustralianOpen (l Nadal)
YTD W-L: 10-1
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 7
• Berdych is 6-0 indoors this year(4-0 to win Montpellier title, 1-0 in Davis Cup)
• He is off to a career-best 10-1 start with his lone loss coming to World No.2 Rafael Nadalin four sets at the AustralianOpen quarter-finals
• This is the Czech Republic native’s seventh appearance at Rotterdam (5-5record; best result was QFs in 2011 - w/o to Tsonga)
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Berdych through at ABN Amro as Baghdatis retires
Second-seeded Tomas Berdych had an easy path into the quarterfinals of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament on Thursday as his opponent Marcos Baghdatis retired with an injury in the fourth game.
Baghdatis injured his left calf in the opening games, as Berdych raced to a 3-0 lead.
A physio strapped Baghdatis’ calf and he returned to the court, but the Cypriot looked hobbled by the injury and gave up a couple of points later.
Berdych said “I wish him all the best, that he’s going to be soon back and ready.”
Marcos Baghdatis retired with a leg injury
Second seed Berdych, the recent Montpellier titlist, was leading Marcos Baghdatis 3-0 in the first set, when the Cypriot retired due to injury.