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2012 Shanghai Round 3: Tomas Berdych vs Sam Querrey

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Order of Play – Thursday, October 11, 2012

GRANDSTAND - Matches Start At: 2:00 pm

Sam QUERREY (USA) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) [4]

followed by

Radek STEPANEK (CZE) vs John ISNER (USA) [8]

followed by

Marin CILIC (CRO) [10] vs Fernando VERDASCO (ESP)

Not Before 6:00 PM

Janko TIPSAREVIC (SRB) [6] vs Tommy HAAS (GER)




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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Sam Querrey



Sam Querrey (USA) vs (4) Tomas Berdych (CZE) Berdych Leads 3-1

2008 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (USA) Hard R64 Tomas Berdych 6-1 6-2

2008 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R128 Sam Querrey 6-3 6-1 6-2

2012 Winston-Salem (U.S.A.) Hard SF Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-3

2012 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Tomas Berdych 6-7(6) 6-4 6-3 6-2

Querrey FastFacts:

2012 Highlights:

W: Los Angeles (d Berankis); SF(3): London / Queen's Club (l Cilic); Washington (l Dolgopolov); Winston-Salem (l Berdych); QF(2): Memphis (l Stepanek); Beijing (l Lopez)

YTD W-L: 33-22 (24-13 on hard), 15-12 in Tie-breaks

YTD Titles: 1

Career Titles: 7

Date of Birth: October 7, 1987

South African Airways ATP Ranking: 22

* Shanghai History: 3-1 match record; Best Result: Third Round (2012)

Berdych FastFacts:

2012 Highlights:

W: Montpellier (d Monfils); F(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Federer); Winston-Salem (l Isner); SF(3): Rotterdam (l Del Potro); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic); US Open (l Murray); QF(5): Australian Open (l Nadal); Dubai (l Murray); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); Halle (l Haas); Tokyo (l Nishikori)

YTD W-L: 51-18 (31-10 on hard), 17-14 in Tie-breaks

YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 7

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

South African Airways ATP Ranking: 7

* Shanghai History: 5-3 match record; Best Result: Third Round (2009-12)


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every Tomas victory is important for the Race to London

Tomas Berdych celebrates before defeating Sam Querrey of the US during their third round match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 11, 2012. Berdych won 6-2, 6-7, 6-4.



Berdych reaches Shanghai quarters

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London Contenders Berdych, Tsonga March On

Shanghai, China

by ATP Staff   |  11.10.2012

Two contenders in the South African Airways ATP Rankings Race To London recorded important wins on Thursday at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. Four spaces remain in the elite eight-man field at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be played at London’s O2 Arena 5-12 November.

Fourth seed Tomas Berdych battled past American Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-4 to reach the Shanghai quarter-finals for the first time. The Czech withstood 17 aces from Querrey, while firing 12 of his own, and broke serve four times from 10 opportunities to prevail in two hours and 13 minutes.

Berdych is currently sixth in the Race To London and improved to a 52-18 match record on the season, highlighted by winning the Open Sud de France title in Montpellier (d. Monfils) and defeating Roger Federer to reach the US Open semi-finals (l. to Murray).

Fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached his fourth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 quarter-final of the season with his third straight win over Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6(2) in 82 minutes. "I feel like I [am] playing [a] really good level," said Tsonga, who is currently in line to secure the last singles berth in London.






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Tomas Berdych defeats Sam Querrey in three sets

Berdych cruises into Shanghai Masters quarters

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Berdych, Tsonga reach Shanghai quarter-finals

AFP | 11 October 2012

Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday reached the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters, staying on track to qualify for next month's ATP World Tour Finals.

Czech fourth seed Berdych had to battle to overcome tall American Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4. Tsonga, the fifth seed, saw off the challenge of former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-2, 7-6 (7/2).

With four places in the London end-of-season showpiece still up for grabs, Tsonga, 27, and Berdych, also 27, each occupied qualifying positions going into their third-round ties.

World number one Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Shanghai Masters defending champion Andy Murray and the injured Rafael Nadal have already qualified for the eight-man field in London.

In a match containing eight breaks of serve, the powerful Tsonga struck 11 aces and Baghdatis was hampered by six double-faults.

Tsonga said he was happy with his game and focusing on the task in hand rather than on London.

"For the moment I think about this tournament," he said. "You know, I try to play my best tennis. After, of course for me London is a goal. But I also have another goal, to win some tournaments and try to beat the guy before me."

Berdych cantered through the first set of his match, breaking Querrey twice. But the 22nd-ranked American levelled the match after coming out on top in the second set tie-break.

An early break for the Czech in the decider proved decisive as he wrapped up the set 6-4.






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Tomas Berdych in action against Sam Querrey of the United States during the day five of Shanghai Rolex Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Center on October 11, 2012 in Shanghai, China.

Tomas Berdych on Thursday reached the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters, staying on track to qualify for next month's ATP World Tour Finals.

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October 11, 2012


T. BERDYCH/S. Querrey

6‑2, 6‑7, 6‑4


Q. Much different game than what you had yesterday. Very tough battle out there today.

TOMAS BERDYCH: Yeah, of course. Definitely, it was a very tough one today, especially that we play third time in very short period of the weeks. That's always, you know, really tough to play one guy that often.

Even those two matches went on my side, you know, I was expecting really tough one, that he would probably change something and would like to, you know, beat me for the third time.

But I'm happy with the way that the match end up, you know, happy to go through.

Q. Your next point is no stranger to you: Jo‑Wilfried Tsonga.

TOMAS BERDYCH: It's the quarterfinal. You're going to always see very tough opponent. Jo is not exception. We play couple of times together.

Yeah, I mean, I expect very tough one. I hope very close game. I hope I can bring some best parts of my game and try to go one more through.

FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports




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