Posted January 14, 2013 on AP on Fox
APNewsNow. Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic has defeated American Michael Russell 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Australian Open. The No. 5-seeded Berdych made only half of his first serves on Monday, but took advantage of 42 unforced errors from Russell to break the American six times. Berdych, the 2010 Wimbledon finalist, has reached the quarterfinals in Melbourne the past two years, but has never advanced beyond that stage. The 34-year-old Russell was the third-oldest man in the men's singles draw after Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo and Tommy Haas.

FASHION FIX: Tomas Berdych in H&M

No, you're not looking at Tomas Berdych's practice kit. The Czech baller, who had been sponsored by Nike for years, is now working H&M, beginning at this year's Australian Open and off court as well. I'm all for simple and classic, but these duds are severely under the top. Maybe it was a rush job or something. Hopefully, the fashion brand will give him something...

Tomas Berdych signs with H&M.

Yes, you read that correctly, H&M, nirvana for the style and budget conscious fashionista, is getting into tennis apparel. Tomas Berdych has left Nike and will now wear the Swedish brand on and off court. No word yet on any of the new tennis styles. They are still on the drawing board and Berdych is apparently weighing in. I suspect a women's line will come soon as well and...
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