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2014 French Open Round 1: Tomas Berdych vs (Q) Peter Polansky

Posted on May 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM

The 2014 French Open tennis tournament will kick off today at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris, France, on Sunday, May 25, 2014.


Tomas Berdych as he enters the French Open 2014

H2H Tomas Berdych vs Peter Polanski

Order of Play - Sunday, May 25, 2014

Tomas Berdych defeated qualifier Peter Polansky to open his Roland Garros campaign


Berdych Powers Into Second Round

Paris, France

by ATP Staff  | 25.05.2014

Sixth-seed Tomas Berdych brought the Bullring faithful to their feet on opening day at Roland Garros, firing 50 winners to power past Canadian qualifier Peter Polansky 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in just under two hours.

The 2010 semi-finalist denied five of six break point chances by Polansky for his 14th match win in the French capital. He is coming off a run to the final at the Portugal Open (l. to Berlocq) earlier this month. Polansky, meanwhile, was competing in his first Grand Slam event since the 2010 US Open.

"I think he brought some confidence and some good rhythm to the first round," said Berdych. "He had not much to lose. He was playing really solid, so I'm happy with the way I handled it. I won in three sets. I played quite a good game."  

Berdych will face Kazakhstan's Aleksandr Nedovyesov in the second round after the World No. 101, who was making his Roland Garros debut, won his first Grand Slam match with a 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-3 victory over Somdev Devvarman.



Handshake at the end of the match

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