|Posted on April 4, 2010 at 4:48 PM|
Runner-up Tomas Berdych (L) of the Czech Republic and champion Andy Roddick of the U.S. hold their trophies at the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida, April 4, 2010.
Andy Roddick defeated Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-4.
Order of Play - Sunday, April 4, 2010
STADIUM start 1:00 PM
ATP SINGLES FINAL
 Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs  Andy Roddick (USA)
WTA DOUBLES FINAL
 N Petrova (RUS) / S Stosur (AUS) vs G Dulko (ARG) / F Pennetta (ITA)
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Today Tomas struggled with his first serve and he committed too many errors on his forehand.
Tomas serves to Andy Roddick in Miami final
Andy Roddick of the United States, right, is congratulated after defeating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the men's final of the Sony Ericsson Open, Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne.
Tomas Berdych had a great tournament beating, Verdasco, Soderling and World number 1 Federer. He has nothing to be negative about, he fought hard this week and today was not in the stars for him. He looks forward to the summer season. Berdych took $295,500 as the runner-up.
Tomas Berdych, left, and Andy Roddick share the stage for a final time with former even chairman Butch Buchholtz, right, as they receive their trophies following the Sony Ericsson Open men's final, Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne.
Tomas Berdych has a private moment during a changeover in the final set against Andy Roddick during the men's final of the Sony Ericsson Open, Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne.
In the first set against Berdych Roddick twice rallied from 0-30 deficits, although neither player faced a break point until 5-5, when the Czech was the first to crack. Berdych offered up his second break point of the game with a double fault at deuce and then, after almost double faulting again, sprayed a forehand well long to hand Roddick a 6-5 lead. Roddick then served out the set to love, ending with his fifth ace.
Berdych was unable to exert pressure when Roddick missed his first serve, winning just one of 11 second serve points. He also paid the price for 19 unforced errors – most off his forehand wing - to Roddick’s nine.
Berdych began the second set with two tentative net approaches and Roddick earned a break point with a cross-court backhand passing shot and then claimed the early break when Berdych hit another forehand long. That was all the opening needed by Roddick, who won 61 of 63 service games during the tournament.
“He was playing pretty well as you can see on the court,” said Berdych. “He was really good today. He was really strong, serving well. I was really looking for maybe to get one chance or maybe one is enough. But he [held] pretty well. I didn't get any chance during whole match during both two sets. So that's well played for him.”
Tomas Berdych reacts after losing to Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-4 in the men's final of the Sony Ericsson Open, Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne.
Berdych was attempting to become the first player in 20 years outside the South African Airways ATP Rankings Top 20 to win the Sony Ericsson Open title. “I'm happy for this maybe two weeks, ten days, whatever it is, that I played a couple of really good matches,” said the Czech. “I felt great here. Everything was good. So just give me a lot of confidence [for the] next weeks in the season. Just looking forward to it. Go for another tournament.”
It was a fantastic week in Miami.
Win or Lose, you're my Tennis Hero!
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Tomas rises four places to world number 16, thanks to his run to the final.
$295,000 to the runner-up doesn't hurt, either.
Tomas has been a revelation in Miami. Great job!