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2012 French Open Round 2: Tomas Berdych vs Michael Llodra

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 4:05 PM

On Monday, Tomas played his first match at Roland Garros. It was against Dudi Sela and he  convincingly won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.

Berdych cruises to set up showdown with Michael Llodra. Be aware that the Frenchman has a sort of 'Llodra army' in Paris. For his first-round he offered ca. 60 tickets to friends ...  cheering on him, booing the opponent.  Llodra in Paris thinks he is playing Davis Cup... which is not. It's a Grand Slam.


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2008 French Open against LLodra ... very bad memory


Alas, nothing has changed.... Parisian crowd is *#...#". Read this:

Monday, May 28, 2012 - The most dramatic match of the day among the men involved Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr., and Frenchman Arnaud Clement. Bogomolov, suffering with cramp and grimacing in pain, retired when he was serving match point down.

The Russian was about to serve while trailing 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-7 4-5, advantage Clement, in the deciding set when he limped to the net to shake his opponent's hand after four hours and 18 minutes.

He was booed by the Court One crowd before a sympathetic Clement, 34, asked them to stop.

Well, Good Luck Tomas! This year he will play Llodra on a big court, the Court Nr. 1, it's much better conditions for him than in 2008 on a small court, the crowd is too close, it's not good for the non French players.

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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Michael Llodra



Order of Play – Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Court 1 – Matches Start At: 11:00 AM

Women's Singles - 2nd Round

Irina Falconi (USA) vs Samantha Stosur (AUS) [6]

Women's Singles - 2nd Round

A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) [29] vs Irena Pavlovic (FRA)

Men's Singles - 2nd Round

Michael Llodra (FRA) vs Tomas Berdych (CZE) [7]

Men's Singles - 2nd Round

David Goffin (BEL) vs Arnaud Clement (FRA)


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Tomas Berdych breezes past Michael Llodra 6-2 6-3 6-3 and into third round of the French Open.


by ATP Staff | 30.05.2012

Seventh seed Tomas Berdych dropped just seven games against France's Michael Llodra for a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 victory in one hour and 41 minutes. Berdych recorded his first win over Llodra since June 2007 at Wimbledon. The 26-year-old Czech, who reached the 2010 semi-finals (l. to Soderling), now has a 348-200 match record.

Berdych will next challenge South African No. 31 seed Kevin Anderson, who fired 21 aces past Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 in two hours and 11 minutes. Anderson committed 20 unforced errrors and dropped 23 points on his serve.




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Berdych destroys Llodra, faced no BP

Tomas Berdych: Comprehensive victory

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Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic blasted his way into the third round of the French Open with a 6-2 6-3 6-3 victory over Michael Llodra of France.

The victory, achieved in 101 minutes, gave Berdych revenge for losses to Llodra in their two most recent matches, including an embarrassing defeat in the first round of the 2010 US Open.

The 26-year-old Czech, who reached the 2010 semi-finals in Paris before losing to Robin Soderling, fired in eight aces without double-faulting, lost only 18 points in 13 service games and never faced a break point.

"I tried to return with a return volley, return volley, but he's so powerful," said Llodra.

"I wanted to chip the balls a little, to change the pace, but it was never good enough to bother him ... He's a serious client. "

"He's shown this in the recent weeks, in the three [ATP World Tour] Masters [1000 tournaments]. There's not much I could do or could have done."




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Berdych breezes past Llodra and into third round of the French Open


Ester Satorova, girlfriend of Tomas Berdych, watches the match between Berdych and Michael Llodra during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 30, 2012.





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