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2010 Wimbledon Round 4: Tomas Berdych vs Daniel Brands

Posted on June 26, 2010 at 11:59 AM

On Friday Tomas beat Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin in the third round of Wimbledon. He will face German Daniel Brands in Round 4. They have never played against each other before. Match is scheduled on Monday. June 28, 2010. The annual pile-up of juicy fourth-round matches at Wimbledon has come to be known by several names, among them Manic Monday and Moving Day.

From ATP site - About Daniel Brands

World No. 98 and Wimbledon main draw debutant Daniel Brands – who had never won a Grand Slam match prior to this week – advanced to Round 4 when Romanian Victor Hanescu retired with a leg injury.

From ESPN | By Ravi Ubha

We like the new Tomas Berdych, the Berdych who looks ticked when he misses a shot (rather than indifferent) and digs in when down two sets to one, as he did against the improving Uzbek Denis Istomin in the third round.

Credit has to go to coach Tomas Krupa for finally waking the Czech up.

Brands, the German with a big serve, rallied from two sets down against an agitated Victor Hanescu on Friday to reach the fourth round in his Wimbledon debut.



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In the final top half fourth round match, Daniels Brands will play Tomas Berdych after

both won five setters on Friday. The big bird Berdych beat Denis Istomin 6-4 in the fifth.

Order of Play - Monday, June 28, 2010

Court 18 *it's the first court on the right as you come down from Henman Hill/Murray Mount*

Starting At 12:00 pm

Ladies' Singles - 4th Round

Na Li (CHN)[9] vs Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[7]

Gentlemen's Singles - 4th Round

Tomas Berdych (CZE)[12] vs Daniel Brands (GER)

Mixed Doubles - 2nd Round

Xavier Malisse (BEL) / Kim Clijsters (BEL) vs Andy Ram (ISR)[15] / Elena Vesnina (RUS)[15]


Gentlemen's Doubles - 3rd Round

Chris Eaton (GBR) / Dominic Inglot (GBR) vs Julien Benneteau (FRA)[14] / Michael Llodra (FRA)[14]

Preview by ATP Staff

[12] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Daniel Brands (GER)

This match is a first time meeting. Tomas Berdych will be attempting to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in three years. Earlier this month he broke through to his first Grand Slam semi-final at Roland Garros (l. to Soderling). Berdych, a grass-court titlist at the Gerry Weber Open in 2007, has won five of his past six matches against German players. Wimbledon debutant Brands, currently World No. 98, saved three match points in his third-round victory over Victor Hanescu. He had never previously won a match at a Grand Slam championship. The 22 year old is bidding to become the first man to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on his debut since Florian Mayer in 2004. In the Open Era, David Nalbandian has recorded the best run by a debutant here, finishing runner-up in 2002.


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Tomas reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals on 'Manic Monday'!


As it happened...

13:58: Arrival on Court 18. Brands to serve first.
14:20:  TBerd being held - Unheralded German Daniel Brands (let’s face it, all Germans are unheralded in tennis at the moment), is giving as good as he gets from big serving Mr Lucie Safarova, aka Tomas Berdych. 4-5, 30-15 then on Court 18. It’s 1-1 between another Czech, Petra Kvitova, and No.3 seed Caroline Wozniacki, while Fed-Melz and Kim-Ju continue to work in synch – 2-2 in those two third sets.

16:42:  The Berdman flies through - Tomas Berdych needed four sets, but he’s through. He lost the opener 4-6 to Daniel Brands but improved as the tie went on, winning sets two, three and four to 6, 5 and 3. He’ll face none other No.1 seed Roger Federer on Wednesday.

3 mp at 16:41... Tomas fired an ace!

Lucie was not in attendance, only coach Tomas Krupa and fitness trainer David Vydra

Match Report

Berdych sets up clash with Federer

Monday, 28 June 2010 | by Lee Goodall

Czech 12th seed Tomas Berdych set up a mouth-watering quarter-final with defending champion Roger Federer when he ended the dream run of unseeded German Daniel Brands in four sets on Court 18.

Brands, the world No.98, has been playing some great tennis in SW19, but Berdych is one of the in-form players this year and was just a bit too good during a 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-5, 6-3 victory.

After splitting the first two sets, the match was effectively decided when Berdych edged a tight third before carrying his momentum into a relatively one-sided fourth.

Berdych, the world No.13, will go into his meeting with Federer high in confidence having beaten the Swiss in Miami this April and after reaching the semi-finals of the French Open in early June.

The 24-year-old Monte Carlo resident had to work hard to get past the 6ft 5in German, however, who had enjoyed wins over Russian duo Igor Andreev, seventh seed Nikolay Davydenko and Romania's Victor Hanescu on his way to the fourth round.

Another upset had looked possible when Brands edged a tight first set that featured one break of serve 6-4 before his 24-year-old opponent struck towards the end of the second to square the match.

Brands had missed three break point opportunities, and Berdych two, during a closely-matched second set but it was one-way traffic in the breaker, which the Czech raced through for the loss of just a single point.

The third set boiled down to the 12th game and with Brands serving at 5-6, Berdych changed gear. He raced to three set points and with the German at 0-40 he grabbed the second to move within touching distance of victory.

Berdych was always pressing in the fourth and his pressure paid dividends in the sixth game when a netted Brands backhand left him 4-2 adrift.

The scoreboard soon read 5-2 and although Brands held to force Berdych to serve out the match at 5-3 the Czech finished the job in some style to move into his second quarter-final at the All England Club.


Tomas Berdych waves to the crowd as he celebrates after defeating Germany's Daniel Brands at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Monday, June 28, 2010. The Czech No. 12 seed, defeated German Daniel Brands 4-6, 7-6(1), 7-5, 6-3 in three hours and four minutes on Court 18. The 24 year old, who reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 2007 (l. to Nadal), advanced to his first Grand Slam championship semi-final earlier this month (l. to Nadal). Tomas Berdych has a 34-11 season record and will face Roger Federer in the last eight.


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