|Posted on November 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM|
Tomas Berdych reacts during the match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on day four of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 5, 2015 in Paris, France. Berdych won 6-3, 6-4.
Tomas Berdych advances to Paris quarter-finals
ATP Staff | 5 November 2015
In a battle of former BNP Paribas Masters champions, No. 5 seed Tomas Berdych rolled into the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over ninth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the AccorHotels Arena.
Berdych, the 2005 titlist, won 86 per cent of his first-serve points (26 of 30) in the one-hour and 21-minute contest, improving to 8-3 against his French foe. The Czech will face World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals on Friday.
"He's a complete player," said Tsonga, the last French player to win the BNP Paribas Masters title (2008). "He hits hard from both sides. His shots are very heavy. When you are not able to overrun him, then it becomes complicated. He is dictating the points and stepping forward into the court, and this is his strength. He's a very powerful player. Very often he stops me from playing my own game, which is a similar game to his".
Tomas Berdych in action against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during Day 4 of the BNP Paribas Masters held at AccorHotels Arena on November 5, 2015 in Paris, France. Berdych won 6-3, 6-4.