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2019 MONTPELLIER Round 2: Tomas Berdych def. Benoit Paire *OoP* *Score and Stats* *New fitness trainer Marek Vseticek* *Chair umpire Gianluca Moscarella*

Posted on February 6, 2019 at 3:10 PM



Tomas Berdych celebrates winning match point in his second-round match against Benoit Paire of France on day four of the 2019 Open Sud de France Tennis Tournament, Court Patrick Dominguez, at the Sud de France Arena on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Montpellier, France. Berdych won 6-2, 6-0.







Berdych Powers Into Montpellier Quarter-finals


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | ATP Staff


Tomas Berdych continued his fine start to the 2019 ATP Tour season on Wednesday, cruising past Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-0 at the Open Sud de France.


The 2012 champion, who improves to 6-0 in Montpellier, won eight straight games from 4-2 in the first set to eliminate the eighth seed after 58 minutes. Berdych dropped just five points behind his first serve (22/27) and converted five of 10 break points to reach the last eight.


The Doha runner-up (l. to Bautista Agut) now leads Paire 4-0 in the FedEx ATP Head2Head series. Berdych will meet second seed David Goffin or Filip Krajinovic of Serbia for a place in the semi-finals.


Did You Know?


Berdych and Paire have both reached the Open Sud de France championship match. In 2012, Berdych defeated Gael Monfils to lift the trophy, while Paire fell in straight sets to Richard Gasquet in the 2013 final.





Tomas Berdych defeats Benoit Paire in straight sets at the Open Sud de France on Wednesday





Berdych sweeps aside Paire at Open Sud de France


2012 Montpellier champion Tomas Berdych swept aside Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-0 in less than one hour on Wednesday to reach the Open Sud de France quarterfinals.


The unseeded Czech broke Paire's serve five times, and saved both break points he faced against the eighth-seeded Frenchman. Berdych, who won the indoor hardcourt title in 2012, next faces Filip Krajinovic of Serbia in their first meeting on the ATP Tour.






New fitness trainer Marek Vseticek is watching Tomas Berdych in action against Benoit Paire of France during the second-round match on day four of the 2019 Open Sud de France Tennis Tournament, Court Patrick Dominguez, at the Sud de France Arena on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Montpellier, France. Berdych won 6-2, 6-0.






Chair umpire Gianluca Moscarella officiates the second-round match between Tomas Berdych and Benoit Paire of France during day four of the 2019 Open Sud de France Tennis Tournament, Court Patrick Dominguez, at the Sud de France Arena on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Montpellier, France. Berdych won 6-2, 6-0.





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