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2017 MIAMI (R1=BYE) Round 2: TOMAS BERDYCH safely through to next round after beating Russian ANDREY RUBLEV. It was a first meeting *OoP* *Score and Stats* *PHOTOS*

Posted on March 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM

No. 10 seed and 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych played Russian #NextGenATP wild card Andrey Rublev for the first time



Order of Play - Round 2 MIAMI - Berdych/Rublev Court 1 Saturday, March 25, 2017. Players have never met before.

Berdych Enjoys More Miami Success

ATP Staff | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Czech looking for another strong showing in Key Biscayne

Tomas Berdych saved all three break points on Saturday to move into the third round of the Miami Open presented by Itau. The 10th seed advanced past #NextGenATP player Andrey Rublev of Russia 6-3, 6-2 in 72 minutes.

Berdych struck eight aces in the routine win and will meet 24th seed Gilles Muller in the third round. The left-handed Muller survived a tight second-round contest against Italian Andreas Seppi 7-6(3), 7-6(1). All nine break points faced in the match were saved.

Berdych, No. 14 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, is making his 12th consecutive appearance in South Florida and has fared well throughout his career at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament. In 2010, the Czech right-hander reached the final before falling to American Andy Roddick. Berdych also reached the semi-finals in 2008, 2014 and 2015.



Score and Stats - Tomas Berdych def. Andrey Rublev


Tomas Berdych wins his first match-up against #NextGenATP player Andrey Rublev



Tomas Berdych in action against Andrey Rublev of Russia during day 6 of the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 25, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Berdych won 6-3, 6-2.


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