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2019 THE BOODLES Berdych l. to Shapovalov

THE BOODLES Stoke Park | Thursday, June 27, 2019 - Canada's Shapovalov edged Berdych in a match tiebreak. The 33-year-old Czech was competing for the first time since Indian Wells in March, having dealt with multiple injuries and setbacks over the last 12 months. Berdych and his big serve managed to squeak out the first set, but Shapovalov's aggressive tennis and comfort on the court would not be denied on a scorching day at Stoke Park. Berdych -- the Wimbledon runner-up in 2010, falling only to Rafael Nadal -- is simply relishing being back in competition. ''I'm very glad to be back,'' he enthused post-match. ''It's just my second experience of being here, but this time is even better. I'm glad to be back playing some tennis and getting some matches under my belt, and it's a great opportunity. I'm glad to be playing one more tomorrow, and just enjoying that I can be back on court''.
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