Top-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic and third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia reached the Chennai Open quarterfinals in contrasting style on Thursday.
Berdych disposed of local hope Somdev Devvarman 6-3, 6-1 while Cilic rallied to beat Sergey Stakhovsky of Ukraine 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in a tough 110-minute encounter.
Also, fifth-seeded Benoit Paire of France cruised into the last eight with a 6-1, 6-0 defeat of Dudi Sela of Israel, while Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut ended the hopes of German Matthias Bachinger 7-6 (4), 6-3.
(January 3, 2013) Top seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic and two-time former champion Marin Cilic of Croatia reached the Chennai Open quarterfinals on Thursday.
Berdych dominated Somdev Devvarman 6-3, 6-1, while Cilic came back to pass Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
“It was difficult to play him. I think he played really well in the first set,” said Cilic of...
(January 4, 2012) Seeds Tomas Berdych, Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka were all knocked out of the Chennai quarterfinals on Friday.
World No.6 and top seed Berdych fell 7-5 2-6 6-3 to the 80th ranked Spaniard Roberto Agut.
Two-time champion Cilic went down to the 47th ranked Benoit Paire of France 6-4 1-6 7-5 and will meet Agut on Saturday for a spot in the final.
In his first...
Results Thursday from the Chennai Open, a $385,150 ATP World Tour event on hard courts at Nungambakkam Tennis Stadium (seedings in parentheses):
Singles Second Round Tomas Berdych (1), Czech Republic, def. Somdev Devvarman, India, 6-3, 6-1.
Benoit Paire (5), France, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 6-1, 6-0.
Marin Cilic (3), Croatia, def. Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.