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2012 Paris Masters Round 3: Tomas Berdych vs Kevin Anderson

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM


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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Kevin Anderson




Tournament Highlights:

• The 27-year-old Czech Republic native has a 17-6 record in Bercy and opened Tuesday with a 76 62 win over Andreas Seppi; 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: 58-19 (38-11 on hard), 20-15 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 player from the Czech Republic is aiming to reach his 14th quarter-final of the season, fifth in an ATP Masters 1000 (18-8 record)…Prior to Paris, he earned his second ATP World Tour title of the year, eighth in his career, on Oct. 21 in Stockholm (d. Tsonga 46 64 64)

• Has a 58-19 match record on the season and his match wins is a career-high (previous 53 last year), including 38-11 on hard courts and 15-1 indoors (only loss to del Potro in Rotterdam SFs)…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 – Thursday, November 1, 2012

COURT CENTRAL - Matches Start At: 10:30 am

Kevin ANDERSON (RSA) vs [5] Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)

followed by

Gilles SIMON (FRA) vs [15] Kei NISHIKORI (JPN)

Not Before 2:00 PM

[3] Andy MURRAY (GBR) vs [Q] Jerzy JANOWICZ (POL)

followed by

[7] Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG) vs [WC] Michael LLODRA (FRA)

Not Before 7:30 PM

[6] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs [11] Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP)

Not Before 8:30 PM

[16] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs [4] David FERRER (ESP)



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Tomas Berdych in action against Kevin Anderson (TV Captures)



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Tomas Berdych def. Kevin Anderson

Ester cheers on Tomas


Berdych To Play Simon

Paris, France

by ATP Staff | 01.11.2012

Fifth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych, the 2005 champion, will play Gilles Simon of France in the quarter-finals. Berdych withstood 15 aces from South African Kevin Anderson to record a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory in two hours and 13 minutes on Thursday. Berdych improves to a 59-19 match record on the season and will join Murray next week at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Simon advanced when Kei Nishikori, the No. 15 seed, pulled out ahead of their match with a right ankle injury. Nishikori personally apologised to Tournament Director Guy Forget for withdrawing from the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament.



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Tomas Berdych in action against Kevin Anderson of South Africa during day 4 of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 1, 2012 in Paris, France. Berdych won 1-6, 6-3, 6-4



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