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2019 WINSTON-SALEM Round 1: TOMAS BERDYCH Advances On Day One In Winston-Salem def. Italy's ANDREAS SEPPI

Posted on August 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM



Tomas Berdych is looking to stay healthy this week in Winston-Salem



Berdych Advances On Day One In Winston-Salem


ATP NEWS | 18 August 2019


Tomas Berdych won his first tour-level match since February on Sunday at the Winston-Salem Open, beating Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. The former World No. 4, a wild-card entry into the ATP 250 tournament, last won at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.


“It was a tough match. It was a great start for me but then I still knew that it's not going to go like that all the way,” Berdych said. “When you don't play for a long time, it's not easy. You really have to battle out for every single point, which I did today.”


The Czech started the year 10-3, reaching the Qatar ExxonMobil Open final and the fourth round of the Australian Open. But injury woes have kept the 33-year-old from regular action. He's played only one match – a first-round loss to American Taylor Fritz at Wimbledon – since March. Berdych will next meet eighth seed Filip Krajinovic of Serbia.





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