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2009 Washington Quarter-Final: Tomas Berdych vs John Isner

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 1:51 AM

No. 8 seed Tomas Berdych won his third-round match 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 over Philipp Petzschner. In the quarterfinals, he will face American John Isner, who defeated Sebastien De Chaunac 6-2, 6-4.

Order of Play - Friday, August 7, 2009

STADIUM Matches Start At: 12:00 noon


Tommy HAAS (GER) vs Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)

Not Before 2:30 PM

Robin SODERLING (SWE) vs Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG)

followed by


Starting at 7:00 PM


followed by



John Isner (USA) vs [8]Tomas Berdych (CZE)  First Meeting

Isner FastFacts:

2009 Highlights:

SF: Indianapolis (l Ginepri); QF: Auckland (l Soderling); Houston (l Odesnik); Los Angeles (l Ball)

YTD W-L: 17-8

YTD Titles: 0

Career Titles: 0

Date of Birth: April 26, 1985

South African Airways 2009 ATP Ranking: 80

- Isner, 24, is making his fourth straight ATP World Tour quarter-final or better showing after a semi-final two weeks ago in Indianapolis (l. to Ginepri) and quarter-final last week in Los Angeles (l. to Ball)...In April, reached the quarters in Houston (l. to Odesnik)

- He was sidelined for seven weeks from early May to late June with a bout of mononucleosis

- The 6?9? American won the Tallahassee Challenger title (d. Young) in April

- The Greensboro, N.C. native enters with a career-best 17-8 mark in 2009 and on July 27 reached a career-high No. 77 ranking

- Entered No. 80 this week

- Trains at Saddlebrook and resides in Tampa, Fla.

- He also qualified and reached quarter-finals in Auckland (l. Soderling) to start the year

- He defeated Christophe Rochus, Gael Monfils and Marat Safin in Indian Wells before losing to Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round

- Coached by Craig Boynton since March 2009 and says of his pupil, "He's worked hard and he put in a lot of hard work before he was ill. He's been able to pick up where he left off rather quickly."

Berdych FastFacts:

2009 Highlights:

W: Munich (d Youzhny)

YTD W-L: 22-16

YTD Titles: 1

Career Titles: 5

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

South African Airways 2009 ATP Ranking: 18

- Berdych, 23, is playing in the Legg Mason Tennis Classic for the first time since reaching the semi-finals four years ago...This week opened (after a bye) with a 62 76(6) victory over Latvian Ernests Gulbis and followed with a 46 63 63 win over German Philipp Petzschner

- The No. 2 player from the Czech Republic (behind No. 17 Stepanek) is appearing in his second ATP World Tour quarter-final of the season...In May, he captured his fifth career ATP World Tour title in Munich (d. Youzhny)...During his title run, won three matches in a third set tie-break

- Has a 22-16 match record on the season, including 9-8 on hard courts (10-4 in tie-breaks)

- In Grand Slam play, reached the fourth round at the Australian Open (l. to Federer in five sets), first round at Roland Garros (l. to Bolelli) and fourth round at Wimbledon (l. to Roddick)

- In last month's Davis Cup quarter-final home tie against Argentina, opened with a five-set victory over Juan Monaco before losing fourth rubber to No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro...Czech Republic won 3-2 as Stepanek won fifth and decisive rubber over Monaco.



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