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2019 INDIAN WELLS Round 1: TOMAS BERDYCH lost to FELICIANO LOPEZ *OoP* *Score and stats* *20 combo-images* *Chair Umpire Ali Nili* *Ester Berdych Satorova* *Coach Martin Stepanek* *Fitness trainer Marek Vseticek*

Posted on March 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM



Tomas Berdych plays Feliciano Lopez in the 1st round of the BNP Paribas Open in Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Feliciano Lopez won 7-6(3), 7-6(2).



Order of Play - Berdych/Lopez first match on Stadium 2 Friday, 8 March 2019 at 11:00 am










Feliciano Lopez Overcomes Tomas Berdych in Opening Round Veteran Clash


BNP PARIBAS OPEN


03/08/2019


The Spaniard moves on in the desert.


In a tightly-contested battle of grizzled ATP Tour veterans, Feliciano Lopez took on Tomas Berdych in opening round action. With almost 40 years of combined tour experience and 14 previous matchups under their belt, the pair reacquainted during a picture-perfect day in Tennis Paradise. In a seesaw affair in which neither player could jump out in front, the Spaniard edged Berdych in consecutive tiebreaks for a 7-6(3), 7-6(2) victory.


While the always-game Berdych put up a strong fight, Lopez played mistake-free tennis in both tiebreaks to stamp his ticket into the second round of the 2019 BNP Paribas Open. Behind a remarkable 15 aces and saving (4/4) 100% of Berdych’s break point opportunities, Lopez proved infallible.


For Lopez, the former world No. 12 and 2016 French Open Doubles champion, the time to make a run is now. At 37 years old, his window of opportunity may be closing. That being said, you wouldn’t have been able to tell while watching Lopez’s on-court prowess today.


His run in the desert continues, as he meets No. 12 seed Karen Khachanov next in second round play.




























Iranian-American Ali Nili umpires for the men's singles first round match between Tomas Berdych and Feliciano Lopez of Spain on day five of the BNP Paribas Open in Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Feliciano Lopez won 7-6(3), 7-6(2).















































Tomas Berdych’s coach Martin Stepanek, new fitness trainer Marek Vseticek and wife Ester Berdych Satorova watch him play against Feliciano Lopez in the men's singles first round match on day five of the BNP Paribas Open in Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Feliciano Lopez won 7-6(3), 7-6(2).



Tomas Berdych leaves the court after losing his men's singles first round match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain on day five of the BNP Paribas Open in Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Feliciano Lopez won 7-6(3), 7-6(2).





 

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