|Posted on July 13, 2011 at 2:47 PM|
At last Tomas kicks off Swedish campaign! He will open against Russian Gabashvili who defeated American Michael Yani in three sets. Berdych and Gabashvili will be going head-to-head for the first time in their careers when they meet in the Bastad second round on Wednesday.
H2H Tomas Berdych vs Teymuraz Gabashvili
(3) Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) First Meeting
SF: Chennai (l Wawrinka); Dubai (l Djokovic); Nice (l Almagro); Halle (l Petzschner); QF: Australian Open (l Djokovic); Rotterdam (W/O vs Tsonga); Marseille (l Cilic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Nadal); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Bellucci); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Gasquet)
YTD W-L: 32-14 (7-5 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 8
QF: Houston (l Sweeting); s-Hertogenbosch (l Dodig)
YTD W-L: 9-15 (4-5 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: May 23, 1985
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 138
Order of Play - Wednesday, July 13, 2011
CENTRE COURT - Matches Start At: 11:00 am
Andrey GOLUBEV (KAZ) vs Ruben RAMIREZ HIDALGO (ESP)
Carlos BERLOCQ (ARG) vs Juan MONACO (ARG)
Not Before 7:15 PM
Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) vs Teymuraz GABASHVILI (RUS)
Not Before 9:00 PM
Robin SODERLING (SWE) vs Diego JUNQUEIRA (ARG)
Tomas advances to the last eight of the ATP event in Bastad
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BERDYCH INTO QUARTER-FINALS
ATP NEWS | 13 July 2011
Third seed and two-time Bastad finalist Tomas Berdych hit nine aces past Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia for a 6-2, 6-2 win in 86 minutes on a damp Wednesday at the SkiStar Swedish Open.
Rain has hindered play through the day, with a heavy shower suspending the action for more than one hour at 3:25 p.m. local time.
World No. 8 Berdych has been remarkably consistent this year, reaching four semi-finals and six quarter-finals, to compile a 33-14 match record. The Czech, who will be hoping to win his sixth ATP World Tour title this week, won 69 per cent of his service points.
Speaking to the media at the end of the match, Berdych admitted, “It was tough conditions out there, quite wet and heavy balls.” But he also said that he thought that his performance had been adequate and that he is all set for more matches. “It was good to spend some energy on the court. It’s a tough transition to be back on clay after grass, probably the toughest transition of the year.”