|Posted on February 16, 2011 at 9:11 AM|
Tomas will open his Marseille campaign against Edouard Roger-Vasselin who easily beat Arnaud Clement 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday. Tomas is scheduled to play on Thursday afternoon.
Order of Play – Thursday, February 17, 2011
CENTRE COURT - Matches Start At: 10:30 AM
Philipp Petzschner (GER) vs Marin Cilic (CRO)
Not Before 12:00 PM
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Not Before 1:30 PM
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Tobias Kamke (GER) vs Michaël Llodra (FRA)
Not Before 6:30 PM
Robin Soderling (SWE) vs Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
Gilles Simon (FRA) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
Tomas Berdych in second round action against Edouard Roger-Vasselin
ATP Thursday Briefing
Third is No. 2 seed Tomas Berdych against qualifier Edouard Roger-Vasselin. Berdych had a disappointing ending to 2010 but has come out firing in 2011, winning nine of his 11 matches so far (his only losses coming to very in-form players Stanislas Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic). Last week he had to withdraw from Rotterdam with the flu but he is looking to rebound here. He won his only prior meeting against Roger-Vasselin handily.
(Q) Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs (2) Tomas Berdych (CZE) Berdych Leads 1-0
20'10 Roland Garros (France) Clay R64 Tomas Berdych 7-5 6-1 6-4
YTD W-L: 1-2
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: November 28, 1983
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 122
SF: Chennai (l Wawrinka); QF: Australian Open (l Djokovic); Rotterdam (W/O vs Tsonga)
YTD W-L: 9-2
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 7
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Tomas wins his opener and will make QF tomorrow against Marin Cilic
Beau Tomas Berdych in Marseille
ATP NEWS | 17 February 2011
Second-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych made light work of his second-round opponent, dismissing French qualifier Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3, 6-4. Berdych fired 11 aces and converted two of the eight break points he created to prevail in 74 minutes.
The No. 7-ranked Berdych has reached at least the quarter-finals in all four of his tour-level events this season and improved to a 10-2 match record. The 25 year old, who was forced to withdraw prior to the Rotterdam quarters last week due to flu, said, “I’m happy with how it’s going, the past two days were a big improvement. I played quite well today; especially my serve helped me pretty well.”
Berdych next will face World No. 28 Marin Cilic, who reached his third successive ATP World Tour quarter-final as he defeated Germany’s Philipp Petzschner 7-6(3), 6-3 in one hour and 42 minutes.
The Croatian has bounced back strongly from a disappointing first-round exit in Chennai (l. to Nishikori) in the first week of the season, reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open (l. to Nadal) followed by quarter-final showings in Zagreb (l. to Mayer) and Rotterdam (l. to Troicki).
Looking ahead to the clash, Berdych said, “We both play very similar games, we like to play aggressive from the baseline. It’s indoors, the surface is quite fast, so you can play some other tricks and do it a little bit differently and I will try to do it like that. I’m looking forward to the match.”
Tomas is back... still coughing though
Llodra, Berdych through to quarters in Marseille
MARSEILLE, France (AP) - Defending champion Michael Llodra of France and second-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic both won in straight sets Thursday in the second round of the Open 13.
Berdych had 11 aces and did not face a break point in a 6-3, 6-4 win over Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin, while the eighth-seeded Llodra had 12 aces and saved a break point in each set in beating Germany's Tobias Kamke by the same score.
Berdych will face Croatia's Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals, while Llodra takes on the winner of Thursday's later second-round match between top-seeded Robin Soderling of Sweden and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut.
Earlier, Dmitry Tursunov of Russia upset fifth-seeded Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 7-6 (4), 6-3.
Ljubicic had 15 aces but could not force a single break point against Tursunov, who earned the only break of the match in the second set. Tursunov faces No. 4 Jurgen Melzer of Austria in the quarterfinals.
Cilic also advanced to the last eight after beating Philipp Petzschner of Germany 7-6 (3), 6-3.
Berdych feeling better
Czech rises from his sick bed to defeat Roger-Vasselin
SKY SPORTS | 17th February 2011
Tomas Berdych fought off a fever and the challenge of world number 122 Edouard Roger-Vasselin to reach the quarter-final of the Open 13 in Marseille.
Berdych, the second seed, fired down 11 aces to come through 6-3 6-4 and book a last-eight date with Croat Marin Cilic.
"Last week in Rotterdam I had to withdraw before my quarter-final because of a fever," said the Czech.
From official website Open 13 Marseille
No miracle for Edouard Roger-Vasselin versus number 7 in the world and number 2 seed of the tournament Tomas Berdych. The Czech disposed of his opponent 6-3 6-4 despite a flu that kept him in bed for the past few days. In the quarterfinals, Berdych will have to bring it up a notch versus Marin Cilic.
Tomas Berdych dismissed Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France without facing a break point.
Berdych lost only 13 points in 10 service games.