|Posted on October 9, 2013 at 3:05 PM|
Tomas had an extra day off thanks to a first round bye. Let's hope the back is good. He will open against Spaniard Feliciano Lopez who beat Jarkko Nieminen on Tuesday.
H2H Tomas Berdych vs Feliciano Lopez
Order of Play - Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - Tomas Berdych vs Feliciano Lopez
SHANGHAI ROLEX MASTERS 2013
London Contenders del Potro, Berdych, Tsonga Advance
by ATP Staff | 09.10.2013
Del Potro’s fellow London contenders, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych, also made winning starts. Berdych is in the same situation as del Potro and would qualify for London should he reach the Shanghai final. The Czech recovered from the back injury that forced him to retire in last week’s China Open semi-finals to defeat Feliciano Lopez 7-6(5), 6-2 in 90 minutes.
"I wouldn't say [my back is] 100 per cent, but I decided I was competitive enough to go on court and try to play,” said Berdych. “Looks like it was a smart decision. I wasn't limited at all and felt quite OK. The first set was pretty tough, it was really about one or two points. I needed a lot of patience. Feli likes to play tactically, with a lot of slice and it's not easy to keep a big rhythm with that."
Tomas on Grandstand in Shanghai
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Tomas Berdych aims to return a shot to Feliciano Lopez of Spain during their singles match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center, in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Berdych won 7-6, 6-2.
Tomas Berdych greets the spectators after defeating Feliciano Lopez of Spain in their singles match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center, in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Berdych won 7-6, 6-2.
Tomas Happy To Be Through
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