|Posted on August 16, 2012 at 5:35 PM|
On Tuesday Tomas got to the third round of the Cincinnati Masters by beating Yen-Hsun Lu in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Today he will take on rising star Milos Raonic of Canada *both are tall ... same heights 6'5'' 196 cm*. Their match is the fourth match on Court 3. They have never played against each other before.
H2H Tomas Berdych vs Milos Raonic
HEAD TO HEAD
Milos Raonic (CAN) vs (5) Tomas Berdych (CZE) First Meeting
W(2): Chennai (d Tipsarevic); San Jose (d Istomin); F: Memphis (l Melzer); SF: Barcelona (l Ferrer); QF(2): Halle (l Federer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto (l Isner)
YTD W-L: 32-13 (20-4 on hard), 19-12 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 2/Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: December 27, 1990
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 19 (Career-high this week)
* Cincinnati History: 2-0 match record; Best Result: Third Round (2012)
W: Montpellier (d Monfils); F: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Federer); SF(2): Rotterdam (l Del Potro); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic); QF(4): Australian Open (l Nadal); Dubai (l Murray); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); Halle (l Haas)
YTD W-L: 37-14 (19-6 on hard), 14-11 in Tie-breaks
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 7
* Cincinnati History: 12-7 match record; Best Result: Semi-finals (2011)
Order of Play – Thursday, August 16, 2012
Court 3 – Match Start At: 11:00 am
 Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) vs Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Pablo Andujar (ESP) vs  Marin Cilic (CRO)
Not Before 2:30 PM
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs  Kei Nishikori (JPN)
Milos Raonic (CAN) vs  Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)/Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs  Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA)
Berdych lost to ace machine Raonic
RAONIC OUSTS BERDYCH
by ATP Staff | 16.08.2012
Canadian Milos Raonic ousted fifth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 after one hour and 52 minutes. Raonic fired 20 aces and countered losing his serve twice by breaking Berdych three times from eight opportunities. The victory was Raonic's fourth against a Top 10 player this year.
Raonic said about the hard hitting in the match, "I think he prefers it more than I do. I think that was the issue with the second set: I was just trying to play a little bit too flat and hard through him. I wasn't using height and sort of angles to pull him off the court. I think he does that better than I do.
"But it was a good match for me. I did a lot of things well, and I'm happy with the way I closed it out after I had a really bad lapse in the second set."
The 21-year-old Canadian also reached the quarter-finals last week in Toronto (l. to Isner), and afterwards broke into the Top 20 of the South African Airways ATP Rankings for the first time.