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2012 Stockholm (R1=BYE) Round 2: Tomas Berdych vs Jurgen Zopp

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Tomas has arrived in Stockholm

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - Czech Tomas Berdych, the No. 2 seed at the If Stockholm Open, met a young fan on Wednesday at the ATP World Tour 250 tournament.

Tomas who was in Abu Dhabi on Monday, then had two extra days off (Tuesday and Wednesday) thanks to a first round bye at the If Stockholm Open. He will open against Jurgen Zopp from Estonia. They have played againt each other once before, it was at this year’s US Open in New York where Tomas easily won in 3 straight sets.




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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Jurgen Zopp


Order of Play - Thursday, October 18, 2012

CENTRE COURT - Matches Start At: 12:00 noon


Not Before 1:00 PM

Alejandro FALLA (COL) vs Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP) [7]

followed by

Sergiy STAKHOVSKY (UKR) vs Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP) [5]

Not Before 6:30 PM

Jurgen ZOPP (EST) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) [2]

Not Before 8:15 PM

Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) [1] vs Go SOEDA (JPN)



No. 2 seed Tomas Berdych against Estonia’s Jurgen Zopp.

Berdych has been strong the past two months, winning 16 of his last 20 matches and now in prime position to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (the Top 5 already have qualified and he is No. 6 in the race). Berdych is trying to win a career-best 54th match of the season (won 53 last year) and advance to his 13th quarter-final in 2012. After a first round bye he gets his Stockholm campaign started against Zopp, who lost in their previous meeting easily - 61 64 62 in the first round of the US Open this summer (saving the only break point he faced and cruising in an hour and 32 minutes). Zopp is trying to reach his second ATP World Tour quarter-final of the season. In July, he advanced to the quarters on Swedish soil in Bastad.




Jurgen Zopp (EST) vs (2) Tomas Berdych (CZE) - Berdych Leads 1-0

2012 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R64 Tomas Berdych 6-1 6-4 6-2

Zopp FastFacts:

2012 Highlights:

QF: Bastad (l Hajek)

YTD W-L: 9-11 (4-5 on hard)

YTD Titles: 0

Career Titles: 0

Date of Birth: March 29, 1988

South African Airways ATP Ranking: 87

Berdych FastFacts:

2012 Highlights:

W: Montpellier (d Monfils); F(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Federer); Winston-Salem (l Isner); SF(4): Rotterdam (l Del Potro); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic); US Open (l Murray); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (l Djokovic); 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: 53-19 (33-11 on hard)

YTD Titles: 1

Career Titles: 7

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 6





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Tomas Berdych reached quarter-finals



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ATP Homepage of Thursday, October 18, 2012



Berdych Cruises Into Stockholm QFs

Stockholm, Sweden

by ATP Staff |  18.10.2012

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals hopeful Tomas Berdych made a strong start Thursday at the If Stockholm Open, defeating Estonia’s Jurgen Zopp 6-1, 6-4. The second-seeded Czech broke Zopp three times en route to the 71-minute victory.

Berdych has now reached the quarter-finals or better in his past five tournaments, beginning with his runner-up finish at the Winston-Salem Open in August (d. Isner). He is next in line to qualify for the season-ending championships, to be held at The O2 in London from 5-12 November, currently in the No. 6 position in the South African Airways ATP Rankings Race to London.






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Tomas Berdych in action against Jurgen Zopp



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Tomas Berdych move into Stockholm quarters



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 Berdych Talks About Beating Zopp In Stockholm


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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Tomas Berdych reached the quarter-finals at the Stockholm Open on Thursday with a 6-1 6-4 win over Estonia's Jurgen Zopp. Berdych broke Zopp's serve three times in a victory that took only 71 minutes. The Czech will next face Russia's Mikhail Youzhny and remains in line to qualify for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.





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