|Posted on August 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM|
Tomas Berdych is appearing in his second straight quarter-final and overall (2006, ’10-11)…On Wednesday he rallied to defeat Alexandr Dolgopolov 46 62 63 and on Thursday beat Ivo Karlovic 63 76(2).
Order of Play – Friday, August 12, 2011
CENTRAL Matches Start At 12 noon
Mardy FISH (USA) vs Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI)
Not Before 2:00 PM
Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) vs Janko TIPSAREVIC (SRB)
Not Before 5:30 PM
Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) vs Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP)
Not Before 7:30 PM
Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB) vs Gael MONFILS (FRA)
H2H Tomas Berdych vs Janko Tipsarevic
• The 25-year-old Czech Republic is appearing in his second straight quarter-final and overall (2006, ’10-11)…On Wednesday he rallied to defeat Alexandr Dolgopolov 46 62 63 and on Thursday beat Ivo Karlovic 63 76(2)
• This is his seventh appearance at this tournament (9-6 record); best previous results are two QFs, in 2006 (d. Nadal en route; l. to Gasquet) and last year (l. to Federer); 2nd Rd. twice [2005, 2008] and 1st Rd. twice [2007, 2009]
SF: Chennai (l Wawrinka); Dubai (l Djokovic); Nice (l Almagro); Halle (l Petzschner); Bastad (l Soderling); 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)
2011 in Review:
• The top player from the Czech Republic is making his 12th quarter-final showing in 16 tournaments this season…Has a 36-15 match record (21-7 on hard)
• His best results are five ATP World Tour semi-finals, the last coming in Bastad (l. to Soderling) in his last tournament nearly one month ago
• He opened the year with a semi-final in Chennai (l. to Wawrinka) and followed with quarter-final efforts at the Australian Open (l. to Djokovic), Rotterdam (W/O vs. Tsonga) and Marseille in February (l. to Cilic)…Also a semi-finalist in Dubai (l. to Djokovic)
• In March, played in first round Davis Cup tie vs. Kazahkstan and beat Kukushkin in second rubber and lost to Golubev in four sets in fourth rubber
• At Roland Garros lost in the first round to Stephane Robert (9-7 in fifth set) and at Wimbledon reached the fourth round (l. to Fish)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 History
• Has an 84-57 career match record and his best result was the title in Paris in 2005 (d. No. 10 Ljubicic in five sets)…Also runner-up in Miami last year (l. to Roddck) and semi-finalist three other times – ’06 Madrid, ’07 Monte-Carlo and ’08 Miami
Tomas lost. won't make SF
Tipsarevic defeated No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 28 minutes. The Serbian won 71 per cent of his service points and broke Berdych once in each set to improve to a 3-0 record against the 25-year-old Czech.
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Credit: Photograph David Kirouac
From official website Rogers Cup Montreal
Tipsarevic, an unexpected semi-finalist
In another surprise win, Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia sneaked into the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, defeating seventh seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in two sets of 6-4 and 6-4 at Uniprix Stadium on Friday afternoon.
"One service break per set" sums up the match nicely. In the first set, the reversal happened in the ninth game and enabled the Serb to end the hostilities in 48 minutes.
In the second, losing steam in the third game, Berdych gave up early on.
In the end, the seventh seed called it a day after 90 minutes of erratic, uninspired and fluky play.
On Saturday afternoon, Tipsarevic will face Mardy Fish of the US, the player everyone's been talking about (after Novak Djokovic, of course). Fish and Tipsarevic have met four times. Fish won three match-ups, but they're 1-1 on the hardcourts.
Tipsarevic is the only unseeded player to reach the quarters.
What Janko Tipsarevic said:"I played Tomas a couple of times before. What I know and what I noticed about his game is when he's leading, he's playing out of his mind, like really there's no stopping him. But sometimes when he's down or when it's a tight match, he makes some mistakes which are unusual. I'm really happy that I managed to save those three break points and then waited for my chance and used it at the end."
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Credit: Photograph David Kirouac