Western & Southern Open: Murray cruises in Cincinnati opener

MASON, Ohio -- Andy Murray needed little more than an hour to get through his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday, while Petra Kvitova was upset in straight sets Murray faced only three breaks points - and fought all of them off - during a 6-3, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa. He spent only 1 hour and 11 minutes on court. No. 4 Tomas Berdych converted only one break...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the Grounds at the Rogers Cup Toronto

  (August 3, 2014) TORONTO, CANADA – Photographer Nida Alibhai...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Covering the coverage: Wimbledon week one in review

Here at Attacking The Net, it’s important to document, instance by instance – for better or worse – the way in which tennis broadcasters cover the major tournaments. We did this in our debut at Roland Garros a few weeks ago, so we’re definitely going to do so again for Wimbledon. Roland Garros, as diehard American tennis fans know, is the worst-covered major due to the...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus Williams, Tomas Berdych Featured In ESPN’s Body Issue

Two of our tennis stars will be gracing the pages of ESPN The Magazine’s 2014 Body Issue. Check out this sneak peak! — ESPNTennis (@ESPNTennis) June 23, 2014 As Wimbledon kicked off Monday afternoon, it was announced that five-time champion, Venus Williams, will be in this year’s ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue. Williams, who […] The post Venus...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Stars Venus Williams, Tomas Berdych Pose for ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue

Venus Williams photo by Williams+Hirakawa for ESPN The Magazine   (June 23, 2014) Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams and 2010 Wimbledon finalist, No 6 Tomas Berdych, will be featured in this year’s The Body Issue by ESPN The Magazine.   In addition to posing nude for the issue, Williams exposes harrowing new details about her ongoing battle with Sjogren’s syndrome...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Slam fashion: Tomas Berdych, fabulous in florals.

© Getty Images Men's tennis fashion is heating up and I'm pretty psyched. At first glance you might think Tomas...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Berdych Reaches Portugal Open semis, Raonic Upset

Tomas Berdych PORTUGAL OPEN Oeiras, Portugal April 28-May 4, 2014 Clay/Outdoors Results – Friday, May 2, 2014 WTA Singles – Semifinals (1) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. (Q) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 76(3) 61 (7) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. (8) Elena Vesnina (RUS) 63 61 WTA Doubles – Semifinals (1) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) d. (3) Huber/Raymond (USA/USA) 64 63 ATP Singles –...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tomas Berdych Pulls Out of Miami, Rafael Nadal Advances to Final Aganist Novak Djokovic

(March 28, 2014) Seventh  seed Tomas Berdych has been forced to withdraw from the Sony Open due to gastroenteritis.  Rafael Nadal will advance to the final with a walkover. He will play Novak Djokovic for the Miami Masters title on Sunday. This will mark their 40th head-to-head meeting. Earlier in the day Kei Nishikori withdrew from his semifinal against Djokovic with a left groin...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cooling Down With Tomas Berdych

Image from Tomas's Facebook Page We caught up with Tomas Berdych after his match with John Isner at the Sony Open. Enjoy! What is the biggest misconception people have about you?Well, I don’t know what it is right now.  I used to remember when I start my social media specially Twitter, they thought I was pretty boring.  I don’t do anything on the court.  Then when I tried...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Czechs to play Japan without Berdych in Davis Cup

PRAGUE (AP) Defending champion Czech Republic will play without Tomas Berdych against Japan next month in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Seeds Tomas Berdych, Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Sara Errani Fall

Bautista Agut (March 9, 2014) No. 4 seed Tomas Berdych fell to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. “It is tough opponent, but, you know, first of all I need to say that he really handled the tough situation today really well,” the Czech said. “But secondly, more important to me that anything I touched today was...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tomas Berdych eases through to Dubai quarters

Third-seeded Tomas Berdych had an easy time securing a 6-2, 6-1 win over Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday. Berdych, who will face fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals, has won his last eight matches. Despite Berdych having trouble with his first serve - his percentage was a ghastly 37 percent - he controlled the match. He lost...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tomas Berdych Ends Title Drought with Win in Rotterdam

  (February 16, 2014) Tomas Berdych ended his title drought on Sunday in Rotterdam decisively beating Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2 to win his first ATP singles title since October 2013, the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament. The Czech only lost one set the entire event, to Ernests Gulbis in the semifinals. Berdych’s ranking will move up to No. 6 when the rankings come out on Monday. Cilic...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Berdych breaks ATP drought, wins ABN Amro tournament

Tomas Berdych has won his first ATP tournament title since October 2012, beating Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-4, 6-2 Sunday in the ABN Amro final. The third-seeded Czech survived a 10-minute service game in the first set where Cilic had three chances to break. Berdych remained calm and held serve, then broke Cilic in the following game as the Croat hit a return into the net. In the...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Berdych tops Gulbito, advances to ABN Amro final

Third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-3, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the ABN Amro tournament. Berdych's play was more consistent, especially on his serves, though Gulbis was often better - if unpredictable - in the rallies. In the first set, Berdych won a 15-shot rally to set up a single breakpoint, which he also won. The pair...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Third-seeded Berdych tops Seppi again, advances in ABN Amro

Third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Andreas Seppi of Italy for the fifth time in a row 6-3, 6-3 to open his account at the ABN Amro tournament on Monday. Berdych, coming off a semifinal run at the Australian Open and Davis Cup win over the Netherlands, didn't face a break-point. A semifinalist two years ago here, he will play the winner of an all-French faceoff...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Czechs reach Davis Cup quarters, will face Japan

Defending champion Czech Republic reached the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday after Tomas Berdych won the first reverse singles to clinch the first-round tie 3-1. Berdych, an Australian Open semifinalist, dispatched Thiemo de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 on an indoor hard court at CEZ Arena. Berdych was never threatened and converted his first match point with a forehand winner...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Aussie Open: Wawrinka beats Berdych to reach first Slam final

Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday. Wawrinka ended a 14-match losing streak against Djokovic with a dramatic five-set win in the quarterfinals, then followed that with a dominating performance against...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Berdych leads Czechs in Davis Cup

Australian Open semifinalist Tomas Berdych will lead defending champion Czech Republic in the first round of the Davis Cup against the Netherlands next week. Berdych will again team up with Radek Stepanek. The two played all five matches when the Czechs beat Spain 3-2 in the 2012 final and did the same in Belgrade in November, when they beat Serbia 3-2 to retain the title. Lukas...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Berdych into 3rd round at Australian Open

Seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych became the first man into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 win Wednesday over Kenny de Schepper of France. Berdych took advantage of five of his eight break-point opportunities while maintaining a perfect 13-0 record on his serve. He set up his first match point with a deft half-volley at the net, then clinched it on the next...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

H&M releases new tennis collection inspired by Tomas Berdych's look at the Australian Open.

H&M Sport has created a new men's tennis apparel collection timed to coincide with the Australian Open. The group is inspired by the clothes that Tomas Berdych will wear on-court in Melbourne. Berdych is an official H&M Sports ambassador. The handsome new tennis fashions was created with input from Tomas so functionality and performance are at the heart of the design...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Karlovic beats Berdych in 1st round at Qatar Open

Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych lost his first match of the season Monday, falling to Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) at the Qatar Open. Karlovic served 25 aces and had 49 winners, while Berdych had eight aces and 28 winners. Neither player managed to break serve. ''It's really hard to play someone who serves that well,'' Berdych said. ''It's hard to find...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Karlovic beats Berdych to advance at Qatar Open

Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych lost his first match of the season Monday, falling to Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) at the Qatar Open. Karlovic served 25 aces and had 49 winnersh, while Berdych had eight aces and 28 winners. Neither player managed to break serve. Berdych was the only top 10 player who did not win an ATP tour title in 2013. Karlovic, a former top 15 player, finished...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Makeover Madness Giveaway

  To celebrate the success of our recent makeover madness posts, we thought it'd be the perfect time to give away some non-tennisy stuff. After all, the season is winding down and there's not too much exciting news other than a bunch of people getting offended over a pretty tame tweet from Tomas Berdych. So, ladies (or pretty men), if you are keen for some Face of Australia...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Djokovic tops Berdych, ties Davis Cup final at 2-2

Novak Djokovic kept alive Serbia's hopes of winning its second Davis Cup title in four years by beating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic on Sunday to even the final at 2-2. Second-ranked Djokovic won 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-2 to improve his career record against Berdych to 15-2. The best-of-five series will be decided in the final match Sunday between Radek Stepanek and Serbian...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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