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Karlovic's uses powerful serve to top Berdych at Gerry Weber Open

HALLE, Germany -- Ivo Karlovic fired a record 45 aces in upsetting the third-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-7 (8), 6-3 to advance to the Gerry Weber Open semifinals on Friday. Karlovic eclipsed the previous ATP record of 44 in a best-of-three-sets match, which he shared with Mark Philippoussis. "I always like when I'm best at something, so if it's aces I'm happy about it," said Karlovic...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Karlovic fires 45 aces to beat Berdych at Gerry Weber Open

HALLE, Germany (AP) Ivo Karlovic fired a remarkable 45 aces and upset the third-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-7 (8), 6-3 to advance to the Gerry Weber Open semifinals on Friday. Karlovic made the first break at 5-5 following a Berdych double fault. The eighth-seeded Croat fought back to level the second set tiebreaker after Berdych missed three set points, but he missed a match point...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

French Open: Top 4 surprising moments thus far

While the French Open may be in one of the most romantic locations in the world, its tricky clay surface has provided heartbreak for many players. Rafael Nadal has undoubtedly dominated the second slam of the season for the past decade, only slipping up momentarily in 2009 when Roger Federer finally captured his first French Open title. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, the other members...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Berdych breezes past Japanese qualifier at French Open

PARIS (AP) Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych eased into the second round of the French Open on Monday with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 win over Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka. Taking on a player looking for a first ever win on clay at a big tournament, Berdych used his powerful groundstrokes to overwhelm Nishioka from the start. The hard-hitting Czech broke for a 2-0 lead and sealed the first...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Fourth-seeded Berdych rolls to second round of French Open

PARIS -- Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych eased into the second round of the French Open on Monday with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 win over Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka. Taking on a player looking for a first ever win on clay at a big tournament, Berdych used his powerful groundstrokes to overwhelm Nishioka from the start. The hard-hitting Czech broke for a 2-0 lead and sealed the first...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Federer rolls past Berdych to reach Italian Open semifinals

ROME -- Roger Federer kept alive his pursuit of an elusive clay-court title with a routine 6-3, 6-3 win over sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych on Friday to reach the Italian Open semifinals. Along with Monte Carlo, Rome is one of only two Masters series titles that the 17-time Grand Slam champion has never won. Federer will next face either seven-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal or eigth...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Federer beats Berdych to reach Italian Open semifinals

ROME (AP) Roger Federer kept alive his pursuit of an elusive clay-court title with a routine 6-3, 6-3 win over sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych on Friday to reach the Italian Open semifinals. Along with Monte Carlo, Rome is one of only two Masters series titles that the 17-time Grand Slam champion has never won. Federer will next face either seven-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal or eigth...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Berdych in straight sets to reach Madrid Open final

MADRID -- Rafael Nadal has reached his seventh final at the Madrid Open by defeating Tomas Berdych 7-6 (3), 6-1. Yet to drop a set this week, Nadal will face either 2008 champion Andy Murray or last year's finalist, Kei Nishikori, in the final on Sunday. Nadal has won the last two Madrid Opens, and will attempt to win his fifth overall. He found the lines against Berdych, who beat...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal beats Tomas Berdych to reach Madrid Open final

MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal has reached his seventh final at the Madrid Open by defeating Tomas Berdych 7-6 (3), 6-1. Yet to drop a set this week, Nadal will face either 2008 champion Andy Murray or last year's finalist, Kei Nishikori, in the final on Sunday. Nadal has won the last two Madrid Opens, and will attempt to win his fifth overall. He found the lines against Berdych, who...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Berdych tops Monfis, moves into Monte Carlo Masters final

MONACO -- Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych overwhelmed Gael Monfis 6-1, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time. Berdych immediately took control from the baseline and Monfils struggled to cope with the fast pace imposed by the big-hitting Czech. Monfils won just 11 points in a lopsided first set before the Frenchman changed his strategy, using more...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Berdych moves into Monte Carlo Masters final

MONACO (AP) Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych overwhelmed Gael Monfis 6-1, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time. Berdych immediately took control from the baseline and Monfils struggled to cope with the fast pace imposed by the big-hitting Czech. Monfils won just 11 points in a lopsided first set before the Frenchman changed his strategy, using...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Berdych reaches Monte Carlo semifinals after Raonic retires

MONACO (AP) Tomas Berdych advanced to the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters for the third time Friday after Milos Raonic retired with a foot injury. Raonic called a trainer after dropping serve for the second time to trail 5-2 in the first. Following a short discussion with the doctor, who had a close look at his strapped right foot, the big-serving Canadian went to see Berdych...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Murray beats Berdych to advance to Miami Open final

  Andy Murray lost his first service game in each set Friday but recovered and advanced to the Miami Open final by beating Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-4. Murray, a Scotsman who trains in Miami, won the title in 2009 and 2013, and was the runner-up in 2012. His opponent Sunday will be the winner of the semifinal Friday night between four-time champion Novak Djokovic and American John Isner...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Open: Monfils retires with hip injury; Berdych advances to quarters

  Tomas Berdych advanced Tuesday to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open when Gael Monfils fell and hurt his hip. The No. 8-seeded Berdych was leading 6-3, 3-2 when Monfils retired. Monfils, seeded 17th, said he bruised his hip but hopes to be able to play in his next scheduled tournament in Houston. Berdych, the runner-up at Key Biscayne in 2010, remains in title contention after...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Tomas Berdych advances to quarterfinals at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Tomas Berdych advanced Tuesday to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open when Gael Monfils fell and hurt his hip. The No. 8-seeded Berdych was leading 6-3, 3-2 when Monfils retired. Monfils, seeded 17th, said he bruised his hip but hopes to be able to play in his next scheduled tournament in Houston. Berdych, the runner-up at Key Biscayne in 2010, remains in...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Federer rolls past Berdych to reach Indian Wells semifinals

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Roger Federer defeated Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-0 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Friday, keeping alive his bid of winning an unprecedented fifth title in the desert. Federer improved to 15-1 this year, with his only loss coming against Andreas Seppi in the third round of the Australian Open. Federer avenged that defeat in the same round...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Berdych earns 500th career win to make Dubai quarters

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Tomas Berdych became the eighth active ATP player to post 500 career wins when he beat Simone Bolelli of Italy 7-6 (7), 5-7, 6-0 at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday. ''It feels great,'' Berdych said. ''I need to make sure I keep my body fresh so I can make another 500.'' Third-seeded Andy Murray also moved into the quarterfinals off of a swift...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dubai Championships: Murray, Berdych open with wins

  Third-seeded Andy Murray was given a workout by Gilles Muller of Luxembourg before securing a 6-4, 7-5 win for passage to the Dubai Championships second round on Tuesday. Meanwhile, fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych, a finalist at Dubai the last two years, opened his account by beating Jeremy Chardy of France 7-6 (2), 6-4. Murray and Muller gave spectators plenty of drama. It took Muller...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Rosol, Vesely replace Berdych, Stepanek for Czechs

PRAGUE -- The Czech Republic will be without Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek in the first round of the Davis Cup against Australia. Berdych and Stepanek teamed up to beat Spain in the 2012 Davis Cup final and retained the title in 2013 by defeating Serbia. The eighth-ranked Berdych has opted to focus on the ATP Tour this year after hiring Dani Vallverdu as his coach while Stepanek...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Czechs face Australia in Davis Cup without Berdych, Stepanek

PRAGUE (AP) The Czech Republic will be without Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek in the first round of the Davis Cup against Australia. Berdych and Stepanek teamed up to beat Spain in the 2012 Davis Cup final and retained the title in 2013 by defeating Serbia. The eighth-ranked Berdych has opted to focus on the ATP Tour this year after hiring Dani Vallverdu as his coach while Stepanek...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

World Tennis Tournament: Wawrinka beats Berdych in final

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland beat defending champion Tomas Berdych for the sixth straight time, winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to clinch the World Tennis Tournament for his ninth career title. The fourth-seeded Wawrinka, who beat the Czech in the semifinals on the way to winning last year's Australian Open, secured crucial breaks of serve at the end...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Wawrinka beats Berdych to win World Tennis Tournament

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland beat defending champion Tomas Berdych for the sixth straight time, winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to clinch the World Tennis Tournament for his ninth career title. The fourth-seeded Wawrinka, who beat the Czech in the semifinals on the way to winning last year's Australian Open, secured crucial breaks of serve at the...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

World Tennis Tournament: Berdych to meet Wawrinka in final

  Defending champion Tomas Berdych dispatched Gilles Simon of France 6-2, 6-1 to line up Stanislas Wawrinka in the World Tennis Tournament final on Saturday. The fourth-seeded Wawrinka beat second-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7). Berdych will bid for his 11th career ATP title, and Wawrinka his ninth. Wawrinka leads their head-to-heads 10-5. The third-seeded Berdych...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Berdych punishes Monfils to reach Rotterdam semis

  Defending champion Tomas Berdych escaped unscathed from a heavy fall and romped to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Gael Monfils in the World Tennis Tournament quarterfinals on Friday. The third-seeded Berdych needed just 23 minutes to seal the first set, and broke for 2-1 in the second soon after calling the trainer to have his left wrist checked following his tumble. The Czech hit a...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Quick Gains And Abrupt Losses: The Story of Andy Murray And Tomas Berdych

It’s how major titles are won. It’s how high-level success is built and sustained. It’s how a lofty place in a sport’s pantheon is established. Backing up results — not just being good on one day, but the next day, and the day after that — separates the hot player on a feel-good run from the enduring, persistent, tested champion. The laws of averages dictate that athletes...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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