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2010 Miami Semi-Final: Tomas Berdych vs Robin Soderling

Posted on April 2, 2010 at 2:07 AM

Order of Play - Friday, April 2, 2010

STADIUM start 1:00 PM

[4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs [6] Andy Roddick (USA) - ATP

Y Chan (TPE) / J Zheng (CHN) vs [3] N Petrova (RUS) / S Stosur (AUS) - WTA

[4] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) vs [8] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) - ATP

Not Before 7:00 PM

[16] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Robin Soderling (SWE) - ATP

[4] L Raymond (USA) / R Stubbs (AUS) vs G Dulko (ARG) / F Pennetta (ITA) - WTA

In the evening semi-final, No. 5 seed Robin Soderling of Sweden makes his Miami semi-final debut and brings a 5-2 lifetime mark against No. 16 seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.

(16) Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs (5) Robin Soderling (SWE) Soderling Leads 5-2

05 Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Hard R32 Tomas Berdych 7-5 6-2

06 ATP Masters Series Cincinnati Hard R64 Robin Soderling 6-4 6-3

06 Stockholm (Sweden) Hard QF Robin Soderling 6-2 6-3

07 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo Clay QF Tomas Berdych 5-7 6-3 6-0

08 ATP World Team Chp. (Germany) Clay RR Robin Soderling 6-4 1-6 6-3

08 Halle (Germany) Grass R16 Robin Soderling 6-2 7-5

09 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Hard QF Robin Soderling 6-2 6-2

Other Meetings:

03 Bratislava CH (Slovak Republic) Hard R32 Tomas Berdych 7-6(3) 7-5

09 Sunrise CH (U.S.A.) Hard F Robin Soderling 6-1 6-1

Tomas Berdych

Age (Birthdate): 24 (September 17, 1985)

Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco

ATP Ranking (Career-High): No. 20 (No. 9  – August 20, 2007)

2010 W-L Record (on Hard): 16-6 (15-6)

2010 Finals W-L: 0-0

Career Finals W-L: 5-4

Last ATP Final/Last ATP Title: ’09 Munich/’09 Munich

2010 Tie-Break W-L: 4-6

Miami W-L (Best Result): 12-5 (SF – 2008, ’10)

Coach: Tomas Krupa

Robin Soderling

Age (Birthdate): 25 (August 14, 1984)

Residence: Monte-Carlo, Monaco

ATP Ranking (Career-High): No. 7 (No. 7 – February 22, 2010)

2010 W-L Record (on Hard): 16-4 (16-4)

2010 Finals W-L: 1-0

Career Finals W-L: 5-7

Last ATP Final/Last ATP Title: ’10 Rotterdam/’10 Rotterdam

2010 Tie-Break W-L: 7-3

Miami W-L (Best Result): 7-3 (SF – 2010)

Coach: Magnus Norman


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Tomas stuns Robin Soderling to reach Miami final


Tomas Berdych acknoweldges the crowd after defeating Robin Soderling of Sweden during day eleven
of the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 2, 2010 in Key Biscayne, Florida


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Tomas Berdych comfortably saw off Robin Soderling 6-2 6-2 in little over an hour. Berdych, who defeated Roger Federer and Fernando Verdasco en route to the semis, was in control from the start and served six aces in an imperious first set. He broke Soderling's serve twice in each set and in the final game played a brilliant forehand down the line for match point before the number five seed mishit his return to hand Berdych the match.



Tomas Berdych points to his coach Tomas Krupa in celebration


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Czech Tomas Berdych continued his upset run at the Miami Masters on Friday, toppling fifth-seeded Swede Robin Soderling 6-2, 6-2 to reach the final. Berdych, the 16th seed who upset world number one Roger Federer in the fourth round, needed just 68 minutes to dispatch Soderling and book a showdown with American Andy Roddick in Sunday's final.

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