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2013 Rome (R1=BYE) Round 2: Tomas Berdych vs Denis Istomin

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM

This week the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. Tomas has been handed a bye in the first round of the Rome Masters. He will open against Denis Istomin ATP #45. They have played against each other twice before. Tomas won all encounters.


Denis Istomin (UZB) vs (6)Tomas Berdych (CZE) Berdych Leads 2-0

2010 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass R32 Tomas Berdych 6-7(1) 7-6(5) 6-7(8)6-3 6-4

2010 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Hard R16 Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-3

Istomin FastFacts:

2013 Highlights:

SF: Memphis (l Lopez); QF(3): Brisbane (l Murray); Sydney (l Anderson); San Jose (l Raonic)

YTD W-L: 17-13 (5-5 on clay)

YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0

Date of Birth: September 7, 1986

Emirates ATP Ranking: 45

Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 10-20 (3-4)

Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 64-50 (8-7)

Rome W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-1 (2R-2013)

Tournament/2013 in Review:

• Istomin won his first round match Sunday over John Isner 57 76 63. Last year lost to Seppi in debut

• The top player from Uzbekistan comes in with a 17-13 (5-5 on clay) record this season and reached his seventh career ATP World Tour SF in Memphis in February (l. to Lopez,)

• Also a quarter-finalist three other times – at San Jose (l. to eventual champion Raonic), Sydney (l. to Anderson) and Brisbane (l. to No. 3 Murray)

• Last week reached 2R at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (l. to No 4 Ferrer) and dropped to 1-17 (0-3 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents. His lone win came over No. 5 Ferrer in 3R of ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells in March 2012

• At Australian Open fell in 2R to Andreas Seppi in 5-sets

Berdych FastFacts:

2013 Highlights:

F(2): Marseille (l Tsonga); Dubai (l Djokovic); SF(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Wawrinka); QF(3): Chennai (l Bautista Agut); Australian Open (l Djokovic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Gasquet)

YTD W-L: 26-9 (5-3 on clay)

YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 8

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

Emirates ATP Ranking: 6

Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 121-74 (11-4)

Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 138-112 (7-6) Rome W-L (Best Result-Year): 10-7 (QF-2007, ’11-12)

Tournament/2013 in Review:

• Berdych is playing in Rome for the eighth time (10-7 record) and his best result is the quarter-finals three times – in 2007 (l. to Volandri), ’11 (l. to Gasquet) and last year (l. to No. 3 Nadal)

• The top player from the Czech Republic enters with a 26-9 match record on the season (5-3 on clay) and has reached the quarter-finals or better in seven of nine tournaments played, including back-to-back finals in Marseille (l. to Tsonga) and Dubai (d. Federer in SF, l. to Djokovic).

• Last week reached SF at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (l. to Wawrinka, d. No. 3 Murray in QF), won his 400th career (402-223) Tour-level match win over Jerzy Janowicz in 2R

• In other ATP Masters 1000 events, SF at Indian Wells (l. to No. 5 Nadal), QF at Miami (l. to No. 10 Gasquet), lost in 3R at ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l. to Fognini)

• Reached seventh career Grand Slam QF at Australian Open (l. to Djokovic)

• Helped Czech Republic beat Switzerland 3-2 in Davis Cup 1R, winning three points. Partnered with Rosol in doubles rubber, the duo overcame Chiudinelli-Wawrinka 24-22 in fifth set, match lasted 7 hours, 1 minute and is the longest Davis Cup match on record (in time)

CZECH REPUBLIC 400 WINS CLUB – Berdych is No. 5 among Czechs in ATP Tour-level career match wins:


Ivan Lendl 1071-239

Tomas Smid 517-333

Petr Korda 410-248

Jan Kodes 403-235

Tomas Berdych 402-223


Tomas Berdych beat Denis Istomin 6-4 6-0


Berdych Makes Strong Start

Rome, Italy

by ATP Staff | 14.05.2013

Berdych was a 6-4, 6-0 winner over Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin. The Czech is coming off a semi-final showing in Madrid (l. to Wawrinka) and improved to a 27-9 match record on the season. He is searching for his first ATP World Tour title of the season after runner-up efforts in Marseille (l. to Tsonga) and Dubai (l. to Djokovic).



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Tomas Berdych advances to Rome 3rd round


Girlfriend Ester Satorova and Coach Tomas Krupa

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