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2012 Paris Masters (R1=BYE) Round 2: Tomas Berdych vs Andreas Seppi

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM


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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Andreas Seppi


Tournament Highlights:

• The 27-year-old Czech Republic native has a 16-6 record; this is the only ATP Masters 1000 event he has won, in 2005 (d. Ljubicic in final)…Also semi-finalist last year (d. No. 3 Murray in QF, l. to Federer) and quarter-finalist in ‘06 (l. to Hrbaty); reached 3rd Rd. three times (2007-08, ‘10) and 2nd Rd. in ‘09

2012 Highlights:

W(2): Montpellier (d Monfils); Stockholm (d Tsonga); 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: 57-19 (37-11 on hard), 19-15 in Tie-breaks

YTD Titles: 2

Career Titles: 8

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

South African Airways ATP Ranking: 6

2012 in Review:

• The top Czech Republic player is coming off his second ATP World Tour title of the season, eighth in his career, nine days ago in Stockholm (d. Tsonga 46 64 64)

• Has a 57-19 match record on the season and his match wins is a career-high (previous 53 last year), including 37-11 on hard courts and 14-1 indoors…Has a 6-11 record vs. Top 10 opponents

• Has a 2-2 record in finals this year, 8-8 in his career…In February, he captured second French title (’05 Bercy) in Montpellier (d. Monfils)…Also runner-up at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (l. to Federer) in May and Winston-Salem (l. to Isner, held three match pts.) in August

• His best Grand Slam result was semi-finals at US Open (d. No. 1 Federer in QF, l. to Murray)…Also quarter-finalist at Australian Open (l. to Nadal)…Has reached QFs or better in all four Slams in career

• Qualified for the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS in London for the third straight year and last season reached the semi-finals (l. to eventual champ Federer)



Order of Play - Tuesday, October 30, 2012

COURT CENTRAL Start 11:00 am

Jeremy Chardy (FRA) vs [Q] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

followed by

[WC] Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) vs [Q] Roberto Bautista-Agut (ESP)

followed by

[LL] Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs [WC] Michael Llodra (FRA)

followed by

[WC] Benoit Paire (FRA) vs [15] Kei Nishikori (JPN)

Not Before 7:30 PM

[6] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs Julien Benneteau (FRA)

Not Before 8:30 PM

Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs [5] Tomas Berdych (CZE)




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Tomas Berdych in action against Andreas Seppi (TV Captures)





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Tomas Berdych beat Andreas Seppi


girlfriend Ester and physio Jose-Felix in the audience

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Berdych Defeats Seppi

Paris, France

by ATP Staff | 30.10.2012

Fifth seed Tomas Berdych won his opener at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, defeating Andreas Seppi 7-6(6), 6-2 in the second round on Tuesday.

The 2005 champion broke Seppi three times to advance in one hour and 40 minutes. The sixth-ranked Berdych improved to a 5-2 record in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series and has won all three of their meetings this season.

The Czech is bidding to win his third indoor hard-court title of the year, following triumphs in Montpellier (d. Monfils) and Stockholm (d. Tsonga). He will be one of eight players competing at the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London, having qualified for the third straight season.


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Tomas Berdych in action against Andreas Seppi of Italy during day 2 of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on October 30, 2012 in Paris, France. Berdych won 7-6(6), 6-2.


Tomas celebrates victory over Andreas Seppi

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