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2011 US Open Round 2: Tomas Berdych vs Fabio Fognini

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Tomas enjoyed a straight sets victory over qualifier Romain Jouan in the first round on Monday. He needed one hour, 56 minutes to complete the win. Tomas next faces Italian Fabio Fognini in the second round. Match is scheduled on Thursday, 1st September... Hope his shoulder is getting better and better after two days of rest.


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Tomas Berdych vs Fabio Fognini


Order of Play – Thursday, September 1, 2011

GRANSTAND – Starting At 11:00 am

Men's Singles - 2nd Round

[9] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA)

Women's Singles - 2nd Round

Andrea Petkovic (GER) [10] vs Jie Zheng (CHN)

Men's Singles - 2nd Round

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [11] vs Sergei Bubka (UKR)

Women's Singles - 2nd Round

Shahar Peer (ISR) [23] vs Sloane Stephens (USA)



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Berdych Bounces Fognini

Berdych Blasts into Third Round



New York, U.S.A.

by ATP Staff | 01.09.2011

Tomas Berdych powered into the third round of the US Open after winning 14 consecutive games to crush Italian Fabio Fognini 7-5, 6-0, 6-0 at Flushing Meadows Thursday. The Czech dropped just three points on his first serve and fired 10 aces.

Berdych will next play No. 20 seed Janko Tipsarevic, who took out German Philipp Petzschner 6-0, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Last year Tipsarevic upset Andy Roddick in the second round of the Open.




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ATP Homepage of Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tomas Berdych Dominates Fabio Fognini To Reach Third Round



Big-serving Berdych delivers against Fognini

By Clair Maciel | Official website US Open

Thursday, September 1, 2011

What started out as a fierce, all-out ball-bashing battle in the first set between No. 9 seed Tomas Berdych and Fabio Fognini quickly turned into a dominating performance from Berdych in Thursday's second-round match on Grandstand.

After a grueling first set that saw Berdych take a slight edge at the last possible moment, the big-serving Czech cruised through the final two sets, taking advantage of the Italian's waning confidence with a 7-5, 6-0, 6-0 victory.

The entire first set showcased some crowd-pleasing rallies in which both players relentlessly pummeled the ball across the net. Neither player could get a firm grip on the other's service games, as they held their own for the first 10 games. In addition to the power baseline rallies, they each showed superior touch at the net, mixing up their shots and using every inch of the court to win points.

It wasn't until the 10th game, with Fognini serving at 4-5, that Berdych earned the first break point chance of the match. But Fognini saved the break and held for 5-5. Two games later, Berdych managed to capitalize on his second break point opportunity thanks to a forehand that Fognini dumped into the net, giving the world No. 9 the first set.

From then on, it seemed Berdych had cracked the code to Fognini's service games, as he dominated on returns and began dictating the rallies by keeping the Italian scrambling behind the baseline like a puppet on a string.

A visibly frustrated Fognini began to fall apart and failed to win a single game for the remainder of the match, allowing Berdych to coast into the third round.

Any signs of the right shoulder injury that forced Berdych to retire in Cincinnati last month were not visible in his game Thursday, though he briefly grabbed his shoulder early in the third set.

The hard courts of Flushing Meadows were not as kind to the Italian's game on Thursday as was the slow red clay of Roland Garros, where Fognini tasted Grand Slam success this year by playing his way into the quarterfinals.

Rather, it was the Czech's faster game that proved to be the stronger style on the asphalt.

As he contests his ninth straight entry to the US Open, Berdych's best result has been the round of 16, which he has done three times (2004, 2006, 2007). His most notable career highlight was an appearance in the 2010 Wimbledon final, where he defeated Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic before falling to Rafael Nadal in the championship. He will next face either Janko Tipsarevic or Philipp Petzschner.

No. 38 Fognini, who advanced to this stage with a four-set win over Horacio Zeballos in the opening round, now drops to a 1-4 record at this event.

Match Facts

- Berdych fired twice as many winners (32) as Fognini (16).

- Fognini had five double faults. Berdych had none.

- Berdych had a winning percentage of 92% on first serves



Tomas signs autographs after his victory over Fabio Fognini

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