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2011 US Open Round 3: Tomas Berdych vs Janko Tipsarevic

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Tomas progressed to the next stage of the tournament with a straight set win over Italy's Fabio Fognini on Thursday. Next up for Berdych is Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia.


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H2H Tomas Berdych vs Janko Tipsarevic

*Time to Change Things Up*

Order of Play – Saturday, September 3, 2011

Louis Armstrong Stadium – Starting At 11:00 am


Men's Singles - 3rd Round

Tomas Berdych (CZE) [9]  vs Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) [20]


Women's Singles - 3rd Round

Jelena Jankovic (SRB) [11] vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [17]


Men's Singles - 3rd Round

Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs Mardy Fish (USA) [8]


Women's Singles - 3rd Round

Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) vs Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [15]


 Bad News from Official website US Open

Tipsarevic advances as No. 9 Berdych retires

By McCarton Ackerman

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The shoulder problems continued for No. 9 Tomas Berdych, as the Czech player retired due to the troublesome injury in his third-round match against No. 20 Janko Tipsarevic while down 6-4, 5-0.

With Tipsarevic having beaten Berdych two weeks ago in Montreal, Louis Armstrong Stadium was largely full from the very first point in the hopes of a repeat upset. The early stages of the match were evenly contested, with neither player facing a break point on their own serve. At 4-4 in the opening set, Berdych threw in two double faults to lose his serve, and the Serb fired off a pair of service winners in the next game to close out the set.

Berdych called out the trainer to work on his shoulder immediately after and the injury then visibly affected his serving. He threw in two double faults to lose his opening service game in the second set and then two games later, a pair of backhand winners from Tipsarevic gave him an additional break of serve to lead 3-0.

With the two-break lead in hand, Tipsarevic smelled blood as he began to go for even more on his returns, following them up with timely trips to the net. With Berdych down 4-0, he sent a backhand into the net to lose his serve once again and then forfeited the match.

Tipsarevic has now reached the fourth round at the US Open for the first time in his career. He will now play either Marcel Granollers or Juan Carlos Ferrero for the chance to reach his first ever Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Match Facts

- Berdych retired with the same shoulder injury in his last tournament against Novak Djokovic in the      semifinals of Cincinnati

- Tipsarevic was 4/4 on break point opportunities

- Berdych did not hold a break point in the match

- Berdych hit 22 unforced errors in the match, 9 of which came in the second set

- This is the best result at the US Open for Janko Tipsarevic, surpassing his previous best result of a third round showing last year

Get well soon Tomas! Have a good rest.

Berdych joins the sick list as ill-fated Slam starts to reel

New record set for mid-match retirements after Czech suffers a recurrence of shoulder injury

By Paul Newman at Flushing Meadows | THE INDEPENDENT

Saturday, September 3, 2011

At this rate they will soon be calling it the Sicknote Slam. Tomas Berdych's retirement with a sore shoulder when trailing Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 5-0 here today made this US Open the most illness and injury-ravaged Grand Slam event in the Open era.

Berdych's departure brought the number of mid-match retirements to 13, with another week of the tournament still to go. The total exceeds the record of 12, which was set at Melbourne in 2003 and Wimbledon in 2008.

On his recent form Berdych would have been a contender for the title, but he has been troubled by his shoulder injury since last month's Cincinnati Masters, where he beat Roger Federer in the quarter-finals but had to retire midway through his semi-final against Novak Djokovic.

"I felt it in the end of the second set with Roger in Cincinnati," Berdych said. "I was kind of lucky to finish that match and close it out in two sets. Then when I started against Novak it was pretty much the same as today."


What he said....

Tomas Berdych was understandably downbeat after retiring against Janko Tipsarevic.

"I felt it in the match with Fognini, but I was able to finish it up. I didn't even go to hit yesterday. I want to just have a treatment on that, relax and don't do anything and hoping that it's gonna be better, but it's not. I need to work on it with the physios, doctors, and try to put it all right to be ready until the end of the season. I hope it's not gonna be long, but, you know, everything's gonna take some time."

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Berdych pulls out of US Open

Saturday, September 3, 2011 - Ninth seed Tomas Berdych became the 17th singles player to pull out of this year's US Open during his third-round match against Janko Tipsarevic. The Czech had been struggling with a right shoulder problem since the Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati two weeks ago and, although he survived matches against Romain Jouan and Fabio Fognini, this proved a step too far. Berdych said: "I felt it already in the match with Fognini but I was able to finish it. I didn't even go to hit yesterday. I wanted to just have treatment on it, relax and not do anything and hope that it was going to be better, but it's not."




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