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2013 Montreal (R1=BYE) Round 2: Tomas Berdych vs Alexandr Dolgopolov

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 5:40 PM

After receiving a first-round bye, Tomas will play Alexandr Dolgopolov who beat Kevin Anderson on Tuesday. They have played against each other twice before on hard court, Tomas won both times.

H2H Tomas Berdych vs Alexandr Dolgopolov

Berdych FastFacts:

2013 Highlights:

F(2): Marseille (l Tsonga); Dubai (l Djokovic); SF(3): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Wawrinka); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); QF(6): Chennai (l Bautista Agut); Australian Open (l Djokovic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Gasquet); London / Queen's Club (l Cilic); Wimbledon (l Djokovic); Bastad (l de Bakker)

YTD W-L: 36-14 (21-6 on hard)

YTD Titles: 0

Career Titles: 8

Date of Birth: September 17, 1985

Emirates ATP Ranking: 6

Tournament/2013 in Review

•    Berdych, 27, comes in with a 10-8 career Rogers Cup record and last year lost in the third round (bye, d. Benneteau, l. to Gasquet). Has reached quarter-finals three times (2006, ’10-11). In ’06, d. Nadal en route; l. to Gasquet), 2010 (l. to Federer) and 2011 (l. to Tipsarevic). Also 2nd Rd. & 1st Rd. twice

•    This is the Czech Republic native’s first tournament since Bastad where he lost in the quarter-finals (l. to de Bakker). Has advanced to the QF or better 11 times in 13 tourn. this year (5-6 in QF matches)

•    The top player from the Czech Republic enters with a 36-14 (21-6 on hard, 9-5 on clay and 6-2 on grass) match record. His best results are back-to-back finals in Marseille (l. to No. 8 Tsonga) and Dubai (l. to No. 1 Djokovic, d. No. 2 Federer in SF). Only player in Top 10 without a title this year

•    In Grand Slam play reached eighth career Grand Slam QF and third at Wimbledon (l. to Djokovic), third QF at Australian Open (l. to Djokovic) and fell to Gael Monfils  7-5 in the fifth set at 1R Roland Garros

•    Reached 13th career ATP Masters 1000 semi-final at Rome (l. to 5 Nadal, d. No. 1 Djokovic in QF)

•    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)

•    Captured 400th career ATP Tour-level win over Jerzy Janowicz at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid in 2R

•    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)

Dolgopolov FastFacts:

2013 Highlights:

QF(3): Brisbane (l Nishikori); Memphis (l Matosevic); Munich (l Dodig)

YTD W-L: 16-17 (9-7 on hard)

YTD Titles: 0

Career Titles: 2

Date of Birth: November 7, 1988

Emirates ATP Ranking: 37

Tournament/2013 in Review

•    Dolgopolov, 24, improved his Rogers Cup record to 4-3 with a 76 64 win over top South African Kevin Anderson on Tuesday. His best result was the third round in 2010 (d. Petzschner, No. 14 Youzhny, l. to No. 7 Berdych). Followed with second round in 2011 (l. to No. 9 Berdych) and first round last year (l. to Stepanek). All three of his losses here have come to Czech Republic opponents

•    The top ranked Ukrainian at No. 37 comes in with a 16-17 match record (9-7 on hard, 4-6 on clay, and 3-3 on grass), with three QFs - Brisbane (l. to No. 19 Nishikori) in opening week, Memphis (l. to Matosevic) in February and Munich (l. to Dodig) in May

•    Has a 3-23 career record vs. Top 10 opponents (0-3 this year) and his last win came over No. 5 Tsonga at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid in May 2012

•    In Grand Slam play, reached  third round at Wimbledon (l. to No. 4 Ferrer) for the first time in his career, fell in 1R at Roland Garros (l. to Tursunov) and Australian Open (l. to Monfils)

•    Best ATP Masters 1000 result was 3R at Miami (l. to No. 18 Haas), also 2R at Indian Wells (l. to Berlocq) and Monte Carlo (l. to No. 7 del Potro)

•    Won four points in Ukraine’s two Davis Cup Europe / Africa Group II matches, in 1R vs Slovak Republic in (d. Martin, Lacko) and in 2R vs Sweden (d. Arvidsson, Eriksson). )  Ukraine next plays Spain in the World Group play-off in September

•    Reached career-high Emirates ATP Ranking of No. 13 in January 2012

Order of Play - R2 Montreal  - Tomas Berdych vs Alexandr Dolgopolov

Tomas Berdych def. Alexandr Dolgopolov


Berdych recovered from a break down early in the first set to outplay Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3,6-4. Still searching for his first title of 2013, the World No.6 Czech is a three-time Rogers Cup quarter-finalist.


Tomas during R2 Montreal

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