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2009 Kuala Lumpur Quarter-Final: Tomas Berdych vs Robin Soderling

Posted on October 1, 2009 at 5:55 AM

Tomas Berdych moved into the last 16 with a victory over Simon Greul of Germany. He next faces Robin Soderling who is seeded #3 in the tournament.

Order of Play - Friday, October 2, 2009

CENTER COURT - The Quarter-Finals

Matches Start At: 12:00 noon


Not Before 2:30 PM


Not Before 5:45 PM

Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)

Not Before 8:00 PM

Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Fernando VERDASCO (ESP)




Head to Head


(3) Robin Soderling (SWE) vs (6) Tomas Berdych (CZE) Soderling Leads 4-2


05 Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Hard R32 Tomas Berdych 7-5 6-2

06 ATP Masters Series Cincinnati Hard R64 Robin Soderling 6-4 6-3

06 Stockholm (Sweden) Hard QF Robin Soderling 6-2 6-3

07 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo Clay QF Tomas Berdych 5-7 6-3 6-0

08 ATP World Team Chp. (Germany) Clay RR Robin Soderling 6-4 1-6 6-3

08 Halle (Germany) Grass R16 Robin Soderling 6-2 7-5


Other Meetings:

03 Bratislava CH (Slovak Republic) Hard R32 Tomas Berdych 7-6(3) 7-5

09 Sunrise CH (U.S.A.) Hard F Robin Soderling 6-1 6-1

Berdych FastFacts:

2009 Highlights:

W: Munich (d Youzhny); QF: Washington (l Isner); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Nadal)

YTD W-L: 30-20

YTD Titles: 1

Career Titles: 5

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

South African Airways 2009 ATP Ranking: 16

· Berdych, 24, is appearing in his fourth ATP World Tour quarter-final or better this year and comes in with a 30-20 match record (16-12 on hard) -- Looking to reach his second semi-final (or better)

· The top player from the Czech Republic in May 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

· 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), fourth round at Wimbledon (l. to Roddick) and third round at US Open (l. to Gonzalez)

· In last month's Davis Cup semi-final tie in Croatia, held off No. 15-ranked Marin Cilic in five sets (after taking a two-set lead) in second rubber -- Czech Republic will take on Spain in December final, the country's first final since 1980 (d. Italy)

· In July 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.

 Tomas lost to Robin Soderling...


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Soderling powered through over Berdych in just 64 minutes with five aces and four breaks of serve.



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