|Posted on August 16, 2011 at 10:10 AM|
Order of Play – Tuesday, August 16, 2011
GRANDSTAND – Starting At: 11:00 am
Janko TIPSAREVIC (SRB) vs Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN(FRA)
Radek STEPANEK (CZE) vs John ISNER (USA )
Not Before 2:30 PM
Juan MONACO (ARG) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)
Not Before 7 :00 PM
James BLAKE (USA) vs Fabio FOGNINI (ITA)
H2H Tomas Berdych vs Juan Monaco
ATP NEWS | 16 August 2011
Czech Tomas Berdych survived a tight first set in his second-round match to defeat Juan Monaco 7-6(2), 6-0, improving to a 5-0 record against the Argentine.
Although he hasn’t reached a tour-level final since 2010 at Wimbledon, World No. 9 Berdych has been consistent this season, reaching the quarter-finals or better in 12 of 16 tournaments.
Tomas Berdych improved to 5-0 lifetime against Juan Monaco with a 7-6(2), 6-0 victory in the second round of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. Berdych recovered from a break deficit in the first set then raced away with the match to advance after one hour and 36 minutes of play.
Tomas came through his first test at the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday
By: Alexander Tyson (bettor) | 16 August 2011
Tomas Berdych blows away Juan Monaco to clear the second round
Dropped to number nine in world rankings this week, Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic, displayed his brilliance in disposing of the 39th ranked Argentine competitor, Juan Monaco, in the second round of Western and Southern Financial Group Masters, on Tuesday afternoon.
Berdych kept his clean record against Monaco in singles matchups and registered a comprehensive straight sets victory at 7-6(2), 6-0, to make it to the third round of the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Masters Series event. The contest took place on the outdoor hard courts at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, near Cincinnati, United States, with the eighth seeded Czech registering his 37th victory of the running ATP season.
25-year-old Berdych took one hour and thirty six minutes of play to settle the clash and moves one step closer to the quarter-final draws of the Cincinnati Masters. Despite of delivering just 56 per cent of his serve on target, the eighth seeded Czech fired nine cracking aces and reeled off 29 out of 35 first serve points in the matchup to come out as the winner in the end.
It was the fifth straight victory for Berdych against the crafty Argentine, who already suffered two crushing defeats from the Czech earlier this year. The last time these two men met resulted in a comprehensive straight sets victory for Berdych in the round of 32 of Rome Masters. The Czech competitor never lost a contest against Monaco and now leads 5-0 lifetime against him in singles encounters.
Berdych crafted a total of 11 break opportunities in the matchup but just four conversions proved sufficient to drive Monaco out of the competition with ease. The Argentine fought valiantly in the opening set and posed some serious resistance to the eighth seed at times but gradually lost his steam as the contest progressed. An early exchange of serve breaks was witnessed in the opener, followed by a routine game to drag the set into a tie breaker round.
By the tie breaker round, Monaco had lost all his steam and secured just two points before submitting the first set to Berdych at 6-7(2). The Czech was absolutely ballistic in the second set and broke Monaco in his every serve game to rocket away to victory at 6-0, making a place in the third round of Cincinnati Masters. He will take on the winner of the clash between the ninth seeded Spaniard, Nicolas Almagro and the Croatian, Ivo Karlovic, in the next round.
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Berdych was too good for Argentinian Juan Monaco
Monte-Carlo resident ousted Monaco
Tomas awaits Nicolas Almagro in the third round
José Félix González, Tomas Krupa, David Vydra
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Berdych, the eighth seed, breezed through his second round match against Argentine Juan Monaco in straight sets 7-6 6-0, winning 83 percent of first serve points.