|Posted on May 8, 2012 at 5:55 PM|
After a two week break, Tomas is fresh for Madrid’s blue clay. He had time to recharge his batteries and could get rid of shoulder pain. After a first-round bye, he will face Kevin Anderson who beat Alex Bogomolov Jr. on Sunday. Tomas doesn't take part in the doubles tournament.
H2H Tomas Berdych vs Kevin Anderson
HEAD TO HEAD
(6) Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Kevin Anderson (RSA) - Berdych Leads 1-0
2012 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R32 Tomas Berdych 7-6(5) 7-6(1) 6-1
W: Montpellier (d Monfils); SF: Rotterdam (l Del Potro); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic); QF: Australian Open (l Nadal); Dubai (l Murray)
YTD W-L: 22-6 (5-1 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 7 (Career-high No. 6 on October 18, 2010)
* Madrid History: 7-7 Best Result: Semi-finals (2006, l. to No. 10 Gonzalez)
W: Delray Beach (d Matosevic); QF: San Jose (l Raonic); Houston (l Monaco)
YTD W-L: 15-9 (4-3 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: May 18, 1986
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 35 (Career-high No. 28 on March 19)
* Madrid History: 2-2 Best Result: Second Round (2011-12)
Order of Play – Tuesday, May 8, 2012
ARANTXA SANCHEZ VICARIO - Starting At: 1:00 pm
 Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) vs Denis ISTOMIN (UZB)
Milos RAONIC (CAN) vs David NALBANDIAN (ARG)
Florian MAYER (GER) vs  Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG)
 Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) vs Kevin ANDERSON (RSA)
Tomas Berdych follows the ball in his second round match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa during the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 8, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.
Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych ousted Kevin Anderson in the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open
Berdych advances to the third round
Berdych won his opening match in Madrid
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BERDYCH DISMISSES ANDERSON
by ATP Staff | 08.05.2012
Sixth seed Tomas Berdych secured his place in the third round, defeating South African Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-3. The Czech player fired 11 aces and broke serve once in each set for victory in 80 minutes.
The 26-year-old Berdych is playing his first event since reaching the semi-finals at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (l. to Djokovic) last month. He improved to a 23-6 match record on the season, highlighted by winning his seventh ATP World Tour title in Montpellier (d. Monfils).
Tomas Berdych breezed through his first match at the Madrid Masters,
defeating South Africa’s Kevin Anderson
Tomas Berdych in action against Kevin Anderson of South Africa in his second round match during the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 8, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Berdych won the match 6-4, 6-3.
victorious Tomas applauded by physio José-Félix and girlfriend Ester
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