Tomas Berdych

Gulbis Beats Isner to Reach Quarterfinals in Vienna

October 21, 2015

Free spirit Ernests Gulbis played like the real Ernie today, defeating big-serving American John Isner 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the second round of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. The talented, but underachieving, Gulbis, ranked No. 117 in the world, out-aced the third-seeded Isner 23-16 and played solid tennis throughout the two-hour and three-minute contest. […]

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Picks and Preview for 2015 U.S. Open

August 30, 2015

It’s the last day of August and the first day of the U.S. Open tomorrow. Questions may reign about the likely winner in the men’s draw, but in reality, in my view, not many. Will there be a surprise victor, such as last year’s champion Marin Cilic? Don’t think so. I see one of the […]

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First Round Upset Picks at Wimbledon 2015

June 28, 2015

Back by popular demand are my top five first round men’s upset picks at Wimbledon, which starts tomorrow. Despite the fact that I was only one out of five on my predictions last year (actually that’s pretty good), I figured I’d do it again. After perusing the draw on Friday, eight matches jumped out at […]

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Murray Dispatches Nadal to Win Madrid Open

May 10, 2015

Andy Murray dealt a convincing beatdown to Rafael Nadal Sunday evening, defeating the Spaniard 6-3, 6-2 in the final of Mutua Madrid Open, while winning his second clay-court title within a span of seven days. The second-seeded Murray won his first career clay-court title on Monday in the rain-delayed Munich final. Playing with total belief […]

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Djokovic Beats Nadal in Monte Carlo Masters Semifinals

April 18, 2015

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters Saturday afternoon, winning his 16th consecutive match and remaining on course to capture his fourth Masters Series title in succession. The top-ranked Djokovic won the Paris Masters at the end of 2014 and completed a third Indian Wells-Miami double last […]

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Wawrinka Beats Berdych to Win ABN AMRO Title at Rotterdam

February 15, 2015

Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka rallied to defeat defending champion Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam Sunday afternoon. The No. 8-ranked Swiss showed his Grand Slam pedigree in the key moments to topple Berdych for the sixth time in a row and improve to 11-5 against […]

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Djokovic Trounces Berdych for Fifth China Open Crown

October 5, 2014

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic played almost flawless tennis to defeat Czech Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-2 Sunday night in winning his fifth China Open and improving his record to 24-0 in Beijing. Djokovic did not drop a set all week in adding to the trophies he collected in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. The title […]

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Gulbis Stuns Federer to Reach French Open Quarterfinals

June 1, 2014

Ernests Gulbis pulled off the biggest shocker of the day Sunday afternoon at Roland Garros. The 25-year-old Latvian, seeded No. 18, knocked off Roger Federer 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in a 3-hour, 42-minute fourth-round thriller. It was the first time since 2004 that the No. 4-seeded Federer has failed to reach the […]

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Men’s Quarterfinals Set at Australian Open

January 20, 2014

All but one of the top eight men’s seeds made it to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, as the top half of the draw concluded fourth-round action Monday. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal struggled the most of the day’s four round of 16 winners, edging Japan’s Kei Nishikori in three sets, 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (3), […]

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Karlovic Bounces Berdych in First Round at Doha

December 30, 2013

The Doctor did it again. Croat Ivo Karlovic upset fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych (above) 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) at the Qatar Open in Doha Monday night in a first-round shocker. Actually, for Doctor Ivo, it wasn’t all that shocking. It was the second time in two months that the 6-foot-11 Karlovic has defeated the No. 7-ranked […]

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