Order of Play - Round 2 ROME 2017 Berdych/Berlocq Court Pietrangeli Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Score and Stats - Tomas Berdych def Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-4
Berdych Celebrates 600th Match Win In Rome
May 16, 2017 - James Buddell, Chief Writer ATP WORLD TOUR
It may have been 15 years since his first tour-level match win, yet the smile remains the same. Tomas Berdych, ear-marked for the top from a young age, continues to strive for his goals as one of the cleanest hitters – and dedicated stars – on the ATP World Tour.
Today at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, a couple of hours after David Ferrer hit the 700 match wins milestone, Berdych celebrated his own career achievement: his 600th victory in a 6-3, 6-4 encounter against Carlos Berlocq on Court Pietrangeli, one of the most picturesque settings in world tennis.
In breaking a tie with his coach, former World No. 2 Goran Ivanisevic (599), the 31-year-old Berdych becomes the 25th player in ATP World Tour history to achieve one of the hallmarks of being an elite and consistent performer over several years.