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2010 Paris Masters - Tomas Berdych Wins Opener in 47 minutes

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych serves to French tennis player Florent Serra during the Paris Masters 1000 ATP tournament second round match on November 9, 2010 at the Paris Bercy Omnisports Stadium (POPB) in Paris. Berdych won the match 6-3, 6-1.


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Tomas played so well, untouchable on serve!


Berdych Makes Emphatic Start

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals hopeful Tomas Berdych made an emphatic start to his BNP Paribas Masters campaign Tuesday in Paris-Bercy, crushing French wild card Florent Serra, 6-3, 6-1, in just 47 minutes to reach the third round.

The Czech player is currently sixth in the year-to-date ATP Rankings and is next in line to claim one of the coveted eight spots at the season finale, to be held at The O2 in London from 21-28 November. He is trying to qualify for the first time.

The 25-year-old Berdych, who captured the Paris-Bercy title in 2005 (d. Ljubicic), has struggled to find his best form since reaching the Toronto quarter-finals (l. to Federer) in August, compiling only a 4-9 match record. However, in a stunning serving display, the Wimbledon runner-up lost just one point on serve against Serra and broke serve four times from five opportunities to dismiss his No. 73-ranked opponent.

Berdych Breezes Through Bercy Opener

Former champion Tomas Berdych began his quest with a routine victory over Florent Serra.


Tomas signs autograph on the camera
*I'm so happy, it was a long time ago...*

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Clinical Berdych destroys Serra

Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych overpowered French wild card Florent Serra to book his place in the third round at the Paris Masters.

The fifth-seeded Czech raced to a 6-3 6-1 success in just 47 minutes.

Berdych won 95% of points on his first serve, 100% on his second and converted four out of five break points in a clinical display.


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10.47 pm: The last four games take 10 minutes as Berdychbreaks to love and wins 6-3, 6-1. The Czech No.5 seed will face thewinner of Wednesday's tie between No.10 seed and 2006 winner Nikolay Davydenkoand Thomaz Bellucci, who defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber earlier today.

10.37 pm: 2-1 and Berd is the word. Tommy breaks under thewatchful eye of his ladyfriend (and like him, Czech No.1) , Lucie Safarova.

10.25 pm: 6-3 Berdych – a quick break and then some solidserving. Four aces, 13 of 14 points won on first service, all eight won onsecond. Nicely done.

9.51 pm: Berdych versus Serra emerge onto Centre. GrandSlam finalist versus unheralded outsider. But on current form, you have to gowith the Flo'...



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