|Posted on July 8, 2017 at 4:30 PM|
Tomas Berdych greets Spain's David Ferrer at the net after winning their Men's Singles Match on day six at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 8, 2017. Berdych won the match 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
Tomas Berdych in action during the Gentlemen's Singles third round match against David Ferrer of Spain on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in London, England. Berdych won the match 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
Tomas Berdych celebrates match point and victory during the Gentlemen's Singles third round match against David Ferrer of Spain on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2017 in London, England. Berdych won the match 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
Berdych Returns To Familiar Territory At Wimbledon
ATP Staff | Saturday, July 8, 2017
Two-time semi-finalist Tomas Berdych put on a commanding performance on Saturday to glide into the second week of The Championships at Wimbledon. The 2010 finalist erased the only break point he faced and won 84 per cent of his first-serve points to beat Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in one hour and 45 minutes.
Berdych, the 11th seed, converted four of his eight break points against Ferrer, who had beaten 22nd seed Richard Gasquet in the first round and advanced by retirement against Steve Darcis in the second round.
The 11th seed advances to the second week of Wimbledon for the ninth time. Berdych will meet either eighth seed Dominic Thiem or #NextGenATP American Jared Donaldson in the fourth round.
“It's the best day of tennis that you can see,” Berdych said of “Manic Monday,” during which all 32 men and women left in the draws play. “I think if anybody asks me for a day that they want to go for the tennis, I'm saying it's the second Monday of Wimbledon.”
Ferrer struggled to gain any traction on Berdych's serve, and during the Spaniard's one opening, Berdych quickly denied the opportunity. Berdych, serving at 30/40, 1-2 in the third set, hit three consecutive service winners to erase the break point and hold.