Rafael Nadal & Tomas Berdych
Rafael Rafa Nadal Parera (born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. Tomáš Berdych (born September 17, 1985, in Valašské Meziříčí) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. /5
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STUART FRASER AT THE O2: Novak Djokovic secured a semi-final showdown with Rafael Nadal as the world No 1 saw off Tomas …
Federer and Nadal march on in California: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych cruise into the fourth...
"Rafael Nadal defeated by Tomas Berdych in Australian Open quarterfinals " What a boring headline. :)
Rafael Nadal hit a great winner against Tomas Berdych in their quarterfinal at the 2015 Australian Open. Video: Australian Open TV
Rafael Nadal speaks to the press following his loss to Tomas Berdych in the quarter finals at Australian Open. Video: Australian Open TV
Tomas Berdych has outclassed former champion Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-0 7-6(6). Despite a valiant comeback by the No. 3 seed, scored his first win over since 2006. Shocked? Post your reaction below. report: interview: interview:
Tomas Berdych upsets Rafael Nadal in straight sets to reach semis. Berdych has yet to lose set in Melbourne. htt…
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Tomas Berdych raised the stakes for Andy Murray's much anticipated Australian Open match against Nick Kyrgios with a win over Rafael Nadal.
Tomas Berdych stuns Rafael Nadal in straight sets to reach the semifinals
Rafael Nadal is out of the after Tomas Berdych beat him in straight sets in the quarterfinals.
ICYMI: No. 3 seed Rafael Nadal falls to Tomas Berdych in quarterfinals of
MELBOURNE — No. 7 Tomas Berdych ended his 17-match losing streak to Rafael Nadal, stunning the Spaniard 6-2, 6-0,...
Tomas Berdych defeats Rafael Nadal for the first time since 2006.
Rafael Nadal stunned by Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open:
Tomas Berdych finally put an end to his losing streak against Rafael Nadal as the Czech served up a straight-set thrashing in the Australian Open quarter-finals
See ya mate Rafael Nadal defeated in the quarter finals by Tomas Berdych hasta la vista !
Tomas Berdych hammers Rafael Nadal to make Melbourne semis
Rafael Nadal crashes out as Tomas Berdych makes Melbourne semis. via
Australian Open 2015: Tomas Berdych hammers Rafael Nadal to end 17-match losing streak
Rafael Nadal did not look for excuses after a limp Australian Open exit to Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals.
Australian Open 2015: Off-colour Rafael Nadal suffers shock first loss to Tomas Berdych in 18 attempts to cras...
Australian Open: Tomas Berdych destroys Rafael Nadal in straight sets to move into semi-finals: Rafael Nadal i...
Tomas Berdych stuns Rafael Nadal as Spaniard's quest for 15th Grand Slam is ended in straight sets at Australi...
Rafael Nadal out of Australian Open as Tomas Berdych finally beats Spaniard
Tomas Berdych ends 17-match losing streak v Rafael Nadal to reach semi-finals
18th time's the charm. Tomas Berdych had lost previous 17 matches vs Rafael Nadal before win in Australian Open.
"It was chilly out on Rod Laver Arena, but nobody expected *** to freeze over. Yet that’s how it felt watching Tomas Berdych do something he hadn’t done in his 17 previous encounters with Rafael Nadal: win..." Bloody well done Tomas - it's been a long time coming :) If Rafa was gonna go out to anyone it couldn't have been to a better player.
World number three Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open after losing in three comprehensive sets to Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych.
Tomas Berdych showed Rafael Nadal the door Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, beating him in s...
TOMAS Berdych has handed Rafael Nadal one of the heaviest defeats of his Grand Slam career to send the 14-times major winner crashing out of the Australian Open.
The first men's semi-final spot is up for grabs as third seed Rafael Nadal takes on seventh seed Tomas Berdych on Rod Laver Arena.
World No 3 suffers heaviest defeat at a major for more than five years as Czech collects first win over Spaniard since 2006 to reach semi-finals Click to read this from Source. Summary is taken from post originally published on: Rafael Nadal thrashed by Tomas Berdych at Australian Open
Tomas Berdych: 'I want to go all the way after beating Rafael Nadal'
AFP Rafael Nadal looked back to his best after recent problems as exciting Australian youngster Nick Kyrgios won a memorable five-setter to reach the quarter-finals at the Australian Open on Sunday. Spain’s world number three Nadal mastered big-serving South African Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena to set up a last eight showdown with Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych.
US Open 2014 Final Showdown Nishikori vs Cilic. Kei Nishikori takes on Marin Cilic,a final that no one would have thought about with the absence of World N0 2 Rafael Nadal,all eyes were set on Djokovic/Federer's final. And to think that when Stanislas Wawrinka won his debut Grand Slam title in Australia,I looked towards the direction of David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych urging them on to pick up the mantle and tow towards that path. I didnt know the rookie Grand Slam champions I was so in search of,was in Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic. And here they are arriving at the biggest stage of their careers. A Grand Slam Final. Nishikori came through Djokovic's draw,he got the better of Milos Raonic in five gruesome sets in the fourth round. In the quarters,the N0 10 seed produced some sublime tennis to get past Stanislas Wawrinka in a match I didn't give him the chance of winning. Against the top seed,under soaring heat conditions he got the job done in four sets under three hours. Watching Marin Cilic play,tennis ...
Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych are coming to play in London! But do you want a chance to see them before they hit the courts of Wimbledon? Here is an amazing opportunity to catch them at the BNP Paribas Net Tennis Classic at Hurlingham Club.. Tennis IMG Tennis UK
Nadal and Tsonga latest additions to the line-up for BNP Paribas Classic, Hurlingham Club, London Taking place in the height of the summer tennis season and providing a vital opportunity to warm-up for Wimbledon, the BNP Paribas Tennis Classic boasts a stellar-line up of top ATP players and Legends. Returning for the second consecutive year are both current and former Wimbledon Champions Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, respectively. Set in the tranquil 42 acre grounds of one of the most renowned members’ clubs in the country – the Hurlingham Club – they will be joined by a host of renowned tennis players of past and present. Confirmed players include: Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Kei Nishikori, Grigor Dimitrov, Tomas Berdych, Tommy Robredo and Marin Cilic. Confirmed Legends include: Tim Henman, Goran Ivanisevic, Mark Philippoussis, Pat Cash, Andrew Castle, Peter McNamara, Mikael Pernfors, Mansour Bahrami.
Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka, David Ferrer, Andy Murray and Grigor Dimitrov are all in the top half of the draw while Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori, Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and Milos Raonic are in the bottom half of the draw. ROLAND-GARROS ATP World Tour
Mutua Madrid Open match between Rafael Nadal (SPA) and Tomas Berdych (CZE) at the Caja Mágica on May 9, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.
ATP Mutua Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal makes light work of Tomas Berdych - Defending champion Rafael Nadal breezed into the Madrid Open semi-finals with his 17th consecutive win over Tomas Berdych. -
Rafael Nadal was smiling again after reaching the semi-finals of the Madrid Open with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Tomas Berdych
World no. 1 Rafael Nadal eases past Tomas Berdych in Mutua Madrid - Tennis World
Rafael Nadal wins 6-4, 6-2 over Tomas Berdych - no problems for the defending champion, into the semifinals.
Rafael Nadal crushes Tomas Berdych to reach semis of Madrid Masters
(1) Rafael Nadal def. (6) Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-2 in the Quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open.
Rafael Nadal is back to bullish best in Madrid defeat of Tomas Berdych
Rafael Nadal continued the defence of his Madrid crown while Andy Murray, David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych were...
Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych & Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarter-finals at the Madrid Open, (1/2)
Rafael Nadal defeated Finnish Jarkko Nieminen 6-1, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals at the Madrid Open. His opponent will be Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic. Rafa, who is making his 12th appearan...
EMIRATES ATP RANKINGS 2014 Federer Back Up To No. 4 Roger Federer is back up to No. 4 in the Emirates ATP Rankings this week after reaching the quarter-finals of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami (l. to Nishikori). The Swiss, who had fallen to No. 8 after the Australian Open – his lowest position for nearly 12 years - leads the ATP World Tour with a 22-4 match record this season and now trails third-placed countryman Stanislas Wawrinka by just 515 points. 1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 13730 2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11810 3. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 5740 4. Roger Federer (SUI) 5225 5. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 4720 6. David Ferrer (ESP) 4640 7. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 4260 8. Andy Murray (GBR) 3975 9. John Isner (USA) 2715 10. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2710
Djokovic closes in on Nadal Berlin - Novak Djokovic closed in on top-ranked Rafael Nadal in the latest men's tennis rankings issued on Monday by the ATP, thanks to beating the Spaniard for the Miami Masters title. Djokovic halved a deficit of almost 4 000 points four weeks ago with his second career Indian Wells/Miami title double, and on 11 810 points is now less than 2 000 points behind Nadal, who has 13 730. The Serb Djokovic beat Nadal in straight sets Sunday for his fourth Miami trophy. He won in Indian Wells a fortnight ago. Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland is third and Canada's Milos Raonic returned into the top 10, up from 12 to 10, thanks to a place in the Miami quarter-finals. ATP Top 10: 1. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 13 730 points 2. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 11 810 3. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, 5 740 4. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 5 225 5. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 4 720 6. David Ferrer, Spain, 4 640 7. Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina, 4 260 8. Andy Murray, Britai ...
Rafael Nadal onto Sony Open final after Tomas Berdych withdraws with illness
There's another massive day of action from Miami in store on TennisTV! Rafael Nadal takes on Milos Raonic later with a Semi-Final place up for grabs, with Tomas Berdych also up against Alexandr Dolgopolov. Plus we've got WTA Semi-Final action including Serena Williams v Maria Sharapova. Check out our preview of today's ATP Quarter-Finals...
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych all secured a place in the quarter-finals at the Sony Open
going into this week on the tennis tour here is your mens top 10... 1. Rafael Nadal, 2. Novak Djokovic, 3. Stan Wawrinka, 4. David Ferrer, 5. Juan Martin Delpotro, 6. Tomas Berdych, 7. Andy Murray, 8. Roger Federer, 9. Richard Gasquet, 10. Jo Wilfred Tsonga. The number 1 american is John Isner who comes in at 13... other Americans in the top 100 include Sam Querrey at 56, Bradley Klahn at 65, Donald Young at 91, and Jack Sock at 98.
Jack’s Tennis Tip – Racket talent or athletic ability? I have a theory that you can put tennis players (any player) into one of two categories. They either fall under the category of 'racket talented' or 'athlete.' I made up this theory quite a while ago but I still think it is valid. There are a few players that confuse me but for the most part I think my theory holds true. Obviously the lines blur in some instances and without a doubt all of the players on the professional tour are racket talented and supremely athletic too, but bear with me; Rafael Nadal - athlete Novak Djokovic - athlete Stanislas Wawrinka - racket talented Juan Martin Del Potro - racket talented David Ferrer - athlete Andy Murray - athlete Tomas Berdych - racket talented Roger Federer - racket talented Richard Gasquet - racket talented Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - athlete Kei Nishikori - racket talented Gael Monfils - athlete Milos Raonic - racket talented John Isner - racket talented Grigor Dimitrov - racket talented Serena Williams - A ...
Tomas Berdych was eradicated in the semifinals of the Australian Open by Stanislas Wawrinka. Whereas Wawrinka will go on to face Rafael Nadal in the ultimate, Berdych will have to … Continue reading
Federer claims best tennis still ahead of him Former world number one Roger Federer says his best tennis this year is still to come after losing his Australian Open semi-final to Rafael Nadal. The 32-year-old Swiss was beaten in straight sets by current number one Nadal in Melbourne on Friday. Federer said: “This is a very good start to the season – I played some really good tennis. “I still feel my best tennis is only ahead of me right now – hopefully by April I’m going to be 100% again.” Federer’s defeat by Nadal was his 23rd in 33 encounters between the pair and he will drop to eighth in the world rankings when they are released on Monday. He will also be overtaken by fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka as the country’s number one player – the first time he has not been Switzerland’s top player since 2001. Wawrinka, who reached his first Grand Slam final by defeating Tomas Berdych, will face Nadal on Sunday and Federer added: “I wish I could have won tonight and given an all-Swiss fin ...
Nadal beats Federer to set up a final date with wawrinka The way Rafael Nadal managed to somehow retrieve a forehand midway through the second set shocked even Roger Federer, who has been on the receiving end of the Spaniard's unbelievable shots more than anyone else in Grand Slams. It was a tipping point in their Australian Open semifinal. Federer had lost the first-set tiebreaker but was still throwing his whole arsenal at Nadal. At 15-30 in the sixth game of the second set, Federer thought he'd wrong-footed Nadal with a volley deep into the left corner. Nadal lunged for a desperate forehand, swinging just as the ball was about to bounce for the second time and angling it back over the net. Federer, in good position but not expecting he'd need to play another shot, framed a volley. It gave Nadal a breakpoint, and he quickly broke Federer for the first time in the match. He completed his 23rd win in 33 head-to-heads, and ninth in 11 Grand Slam matches, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 in 2 hours and 24 minutes against ...
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal continued his domination of Roger Federer, creating more distance in their long rivalry with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-3 win in the Australian Open semifinals Friday at Rod Laver Arena. No. 1 Nadal, seeking his second Grand Slam title in Melbourne and his 14th overall, leads the head-to-head with Federer 23-10, including 9-2 at majors. WOMEN'S FINAL: Li Na brings confident game Spain's Nadal will face another Swiss, surprise finalist and No. 8 seed Stanislas Wawrinka, in Sunday's final. After his worst season in a decade, 32-year-old Federer, seeded sixth, arrived in Melbourne with a new, larger racket and new voice in his ear, adviser Stefan Edberg. FIRST TIMER: Wawrinka to make Slam final debut Federer used an aggressive game plan, but the 17-time major winner could not penetrate Nadal's defenses and seemed to wear down mentally as the match wore on. "I tried a few things ... then again, Rafa does a good job of neutralizing you," Federer said. "So I guess at times I cou ...
Australian Open highlights: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer to set up final with Stanislas Wawrinka NDTVSports | Updated: January 24, 2014 17:39 IST Catch the highlights of the Australian Open semi-final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at Melbourne Park. 17.02 (IST): So, Nadal eases past a resurgent Federer to enter another Australian Open final where Stanislas Wawrinka awaits him, having beaten defending champion Novak Djokovic in the quarters and Tomas Berdych in the semis. The chance of an all-Swiss final goes begging but can the high-flying Swiss get the better of Nadal and claim his first Grand Slam victory? Or will Nadal continue his form and win his 14th major to go on par with Pete Sampras? 17.00 (IST): FACTOID: Rafael Nadal's dominance over Roger Federer continued as he has now claimed as many as 23 wins over his Swiss compatriot, more than any other opponent. 16.59 (IST): Nadal: Wawrinka is playing very well and he will come to the final with a lot of confidence after beating Novak Djoko ...
Nothing went against the expectations,,Wawrinka beaten Tomas Berdych and Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in...
Nadal scrapes into Australian Open semi-final Rafael Nadal has made it to the Australian Open semi-finals for the fourth time, after coming from a set down to defeat No. 22 seed Grigor Dimitrov 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-2 in a thrilling quarter-final on Wednesday. The No. 1 seed and 2009 champion was pushed to the limit by Dimitrov, who was playing in his first major quarter-final, but raced away in the fourth set after edging the impressive young Bulgarian in the second and third set tie-breaks. Nadal's semi-final opponent on Friday will be sixth seed Roger Federer, who overcame Britain's Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3. The other semi-final sees Tomas Berdych, who knocked out Spain's David Ferrer in four sets, pitched against Stanislas Wawrinka, who ousted defending champion Novak Djokovic in a blockbuster five-setter yesterday. Source: Think Spain
The Semifinals are ready! In the Men's Singles, Rafael Nadal & Roger Federer will once again bring their cherished rivalry to Melbourne. Meanwhile, the other Swiss, and Roger's BFF, Stanislas Wawrinka will do battle with Czech wearing H&M, Tomas Berdych. (I really needed to say that lol) In the Women's Singles, Agnieszka Radwanska, the clever Pole who took out 2-time Australian Open Champ Vika Azarenka, will play Dominika Cibulkova, while two-time Runner-Up, Li Na will take on Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard. These are all matches you don't wanna miss! Coverage begins tonight @ 7:00pm EST on Tennis Channel and will move to ESPN2 @ 9:00pm EST. You can also catch the action on WatchESPN.com, and the WatchESPN Mobile App on your iOS and Android.
The Qatar Open 2014 is the first biggest event of 2014 with 2 of the Big 4 players – Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray leading a host of talented top rankers including David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Richard Gasquet and Ernests Gulbis. Let’s jump into… [ 471 more words. ]
Tomorrow I get to perform for tennis stars Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, and Richard Gasquet, amongst others. I'll be playing tennis with their brains.
Tickets for the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2014 can now be purchased in the malls. The December 30, 2013 – January 4, 2014 event brings the game’s greatest names to the city – world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, defending champion Richard Gasquet, world No. 3 David Ferrer, world No. 4 Andy Murray, world No. 7 Tomas Berdych, and 2012 finalist Gael Monfils are just some of the players starting their year in Doha. Online ticket sales have been overwhelming and now fans can get their tickets in person at the following locations: Villaggio, City Center, Landmark, Lagoona, and the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex.Sales have already started at City Center, Villaggio, Landmark and the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Compolex. Sales at Lagoona will begin next week. Ticket kiosks will be open daily from 10:00am to 9:00pm. Tournament director, Karim Alami, says “We are thrilled with the response to initial sales online and are looking forward to the start of sales at the malls and at Khalifa ...
The tennis season is over, and I can say : King of 2013 : Rafael Nadal * Queen of 2013 : Serena Williams * Prince of 2013 : Novak Djokovic * A good player (men ) : Juan Martin Del Potro ,David Ferrer A good player (ladies ) : Victoria Azarenka The black horse : Tommy Haas A hard worker player : Tomas Berdych ,Stanislas Wawrinka A hard worker player (ladies ) : 1) Na Li , 2) Sara Errani A good comeback : Richard Gasquet Disappointment of the year : Maria Sharapova Shock of the year : Marion Bartoli * Rafa and Djoko dominated the Masters series ( Rafa got 5 and Djoko got 3 + the final championship ) and only Murray could take one of them " Miami " they also dominated Grand Slams and also Murray could get only one , and Djokovic won 1 and reached the finals of 2 of them . * Serena lost only 4 matches during this year . This is my own review ,and you can write your own review my tennis friends or even any other tennis fan who read my post :)
Rafael Nadal held ALP off Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, to finish the round...
Rankings Report: Men's Top 10 Changes Top to Bottom in 2013 November 12, 2013 at 05:24AM No Top 10 player ends 2013 in same spot he began itHow many Top 10 players ended the 2013 season ranked in the same position they started the year? Zero. Zilch. Nada. With the Barclays completed Monday when Novak Djokovic conquered Rafael Nadal, the year-end rankings were released with just one minor change from a week ago, Roger Federer reclaiming the No. 6 spot in the world from Tomas Berdych. Overall, the Top 10 retains nine of the same players who started the year there. The only addition being Stanislas Wawrinka, who checks in at No. 8 after beginning the year 17th. He replaces Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic, who at age 29, went into a rankings freefall, finishing the year No. 36 after a 20-24 campaign. For Nadal, it's his third season finishing No. 1 at year's end, the second-most among active players behind Federer's five. The only other players to do so more three or more times in the Open Era are Jimmy Connors (5) ...
Great serving was de rigueur today in Paris. Novak Djokovic, John Isner, Tomas Berdych, and Milos Raonic weren’t broken in the first sets of their round-of-16 matches, but Jerzy Janowicz’s serving might have been the most impressive of all. In a game that lasted all of 49 seconds, the Pole fired four consecutive aces then, in his next service game, bombed a 143 M.P.H. ace and a 145 M.P.H. service winner. Janowicz then showed off the big guns—his biceps—to the crowd. Unfortunately for Janowicz, his opponent also started out serving impeccably. Rafael Nadal has never wowed with his serve the way he has with his running gets or whipping forehands, but it’s become one of the pillars of his game. It can bounce sky high on clay, but even on fast surfaces, Nadal makes the most of his lefty serves, placing them like a skilled archer. Of course, Nadal also owns what may be the best ground game on the planet, so that helps him hold more often than not as well. The point is, for as good a server as Janowic ...
On 90 seconds today, we look at Spain's Rafael Nadal replacing Serbia's Novak Djorkovic as the world's number one . Nadal confirmed he would return to pole position for the first time in over two years after he was handed a free pass to the Beijing final following a back injury to semi-final opponent Tomas Berdych. Berdych retired 4-2 down in the first set, after running for a backhand, to continue Nadal's unbeaten run since his shock first-round exit to 135th-ranked Steve Darcis at Wimbledon. How inspired are you by Rafael Nadal's determination to bounce back to world number one, and what have you learnt?
Serbian-born Canadian Milos Raonic, defeated No 1 seed Tomas Berdych ,to win the Thailand Open Tennis Tournament today! With his lethal serve,which catapulted him to World No 32 from a rank of 102,within a month,in 2011, the 24-year-old had his Canadian supporters rooting for him, including former Ms Universe & ex wife of tennis-champ Paradorn, Natalie Glebova. One remembers watching many great players,in this world-class tournament, launched by Thailand's greatest tennis player Srichapan Paradorn - Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal . One hopes the trend will continue, as the tournament has given a huge boost to the game,in the kingdom.
The spanish lefty not named Rafael Nadal continues to advance in Fernando Verdasco off to the 4th round to face Tomas Berdych
Kevin Anderson on court today at Wimbeldon! All the best Kev! 6’8” Kevin Anderson will look to end an 8-match losing streak against No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych when the 2 players meet on No. 1 Court today. At 6’5”, Berdych has a 7-1 win-loss record against players who are taller than him in 2013. His only defeat to a player taller than him this year came to 6’6” Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals at Queen’s. Head-to-head: Berdych leads 8-0 This is the fifth meeting between the 2 players this year. This is the most encounters between 2 players at Tour-level in 2013 ahead of David Ferrer v Rafael Nadal (4). Berdych has won all of their previous encounters, but did have to come back from 2-sets-to-one down at 2012 Roland Garros. Anderson is the player Berdych has defeated on most occasions without defeat. He also has a 7-0 win-loss record against Juan Monaco and a 6-0 win-loss record against Florian Mayer. ANDERSON is bidding to become the first South African man to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledo ...
June 24, 2013, Steve Darcis Is a Belgian Shark By BEN ROTHENBERG Everything you need to know about Steve Darcis, who stunned the 12-time Grand Slam singles champion Rafael Nadal on Monday at Wimbledon. Name: Steve Darcis (pronounced dar-see) Height: 5 feet 10 inches Age: 29 Birthplace: Liege, Belgium Current ranking: No. 135. He did not have to qualify for the main draw only because the cutoff for Wimbledon was made six weeks ago when he was No. 105. Career-high ranking: No. 44, in May 2008 ATP Titles: Two (Amersfoort in 2007 and Memphis in 2008) Career winnings: $1,748,333. Winnings in 2013 $109,140, and at least an additional $58,000 for reaching the second round of Wimbledon Last week: No. 401 Stephane Bohli beat Darcis, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) in the final qualifying round of the Topshelf Open in ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. Next opponent: Lukasz Kubot of Poland, ranked No. 130. Previous signature win: 6-4, 6-4 over No. 6 Tomas Berdych in the first round of the London Olympics at Wimbledon in July 2 ...
Not the Usual Suspects The Big Four, consisting of Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, have been almost unbreakable in the past five years when it comes to who will appear in any Grand Slam semi-final. But, with Murray's withdrawal from the event and Federer's loss in the quarterfinals to Tsonga, the potential opponent in the final (for Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal) will either be Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Spaniard David Ferrer. This will mark the first time a player outside of the Big Four will play in a Major final since Tomas Berdych faced Rafael Nadal at the end of the 2010 Wimbledon fortnight. Surely the odds will not be in Tsonga or Ferrer's favor, but they have made it this far and would only need to pull off one more upset to win. The Frenchman lost in his only previous Major final to Novak Djokovic at the 2008 Australian Open while Ferrer has never reached the championship match before.
Most of the top seeded players have made it through the first three rounds of the French Open, the exceptions being Tomas Berdych, Li Na and Caroline Wozniaki. However, top men's seed, Novak Djokovic, has so far not demonstrated his tennis prowess while King of Clay, Rafael Nadal, struggled through his first two games dropping two sets early in the championship. It would seem that Roger Federer and Serena Williams are in top form and have so far had easy rides against their opponents. But who will be crowned Roland Garros 2013 Champion? Will Rafael Nadal lynch a historic nineth French Open title? DSTV brings us the action live from the French capital.
LATEST TENNIS NEWS ON French Open Defeat in Monte Carlo will motivate me - Andy Murray British tennis number one Andy Murray speaks after losing to Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in Monte Carlo and says he will use the heavy 6-1 6-2 defeat as motivation for the Madrid Masters. BBC Scotland's David McDaid reports. French Open 2013: Gael Monfils stuns Tomas Berdych French Open • Venue: Roland Garros, Paris • Date: 26 May to 9 June Coverage: Live radio and text commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra, BBC Sport website, mobiles and the BBC Sport app Gael Monfils secured one of the most notable wins of his career with a shock victory over fifth seed Tomas Berdych in round one of the French Open. Injury problems saw Monfils drop out of the world's top 100 and, now at 81st, he is playing in Paris via a wildcard. But he stunned title-contender Berdych 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 in four hours and two minutes. Elsewhere, defending champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova started with wins - ...
"Eight finals in a row is wonderful," said Nadal. "Four to five months ago it was impossible to think about this. I hope to play very well. Any result will be fantastic." Rafael Nadal will attempt to win his 24th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title on Sunday when he faces Roger Federer in the final of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. The pair will meet for the 30th time, with Nadal leading their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 19-10. The 26-year-old Spaniard is through to his eighth final in as many tournaments this year after maintaining his dominance over Tomas Berdych on Saturday in Rome. Nadal recorded his 13th successive win over the Czech, improving to 14-3 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head, with a 6-2, 6-4 victory. Since coming back from a seven-month injury lay-off in February, Nadal has been in remarkable form. The left-hander has overtaken Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in the battle for year-end World No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings courtesy of winning five titles from seven finals. He goes i ...
ROME (AP) -- Novak Djokovic can't seem to find any consistency on Clay Courts. And with French Open less than 10 days away, he will enter Roland Garros coming off two early losses. The top-ranked Serb wasted a chance to serve out the match and was beaten 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 by sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych in the Italian Open quarterfinals on Friday. In the semifinals, Berdych will face six-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal, who defeated fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. While he struggled at times, Nadal appeared sharper than in his three-set win over Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis a day earlier. It's the second consecutive week that Djokovic has struggled, having also lost to Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of the Madrid Open, where he was bothered by a right ankle injury. Djokovic said he had been playing pain-free this week. Still, he will need to get his game in shape in a hurry with the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam, starting on May 26. ''I know I can play well on clay and so I shou ...
Larry Ellison, did you see Rafael Nadal beat Tomas Berdych?: After long time off fighting an annoying overuse ...
Roger Federer: Projecting What Titles Fed Will Add to His Legacy in 2013 There's little left for Roger Federer to accomplish in tennis, but that doesn't mean he's satisfied. While Father Time has clearly taken a bite out of Fed's game in recent years, the Swiss star's drive to be the best hasn't once wavered. At age 31, Fed boasts not only an unparalleled game, but invaluable experience. Experience that he will put to use in 2013. Here, we'll project what singles titles Roger Federer will add to his legacy this year. ATP Mutua Madrid Open Federer's lack of titles at the French Open sometimes cloud his clay-court legacy, but make no mistake, the seasoned veteran can win on any surface. He's won on the blue clay of Madrid twice since 2009 and beat Tomas Berdych in the final there last year. A runner-up to clay master Rafael Nadal at Madrid in 2010, Fed has made the final in Spain's capital city his home in recent years. With a smooth, effortless serve at his advantage, as well as an array of one-handed shot ...
World Sports News Berdych ignores Aust Open hype Talk is cheap to Tomas Berdych, even when it's a big vote of confidence from Lleyton Hewitt, tennis Nostradamus. The Australian predicted last month that Berdych, the world No.6, would be the next player to have a Grand Slam breakthrough. Berdych would have done nothing to dampen that enthusiasm on Wednesday when the tall Czech breezed past Guilliame Rufin of France 6-4 6-2 6-2 in the second round at the Australian Open. Hewitt has credibility when it comes to such calls - last year, he tipped Andy Murray would win a Grand Slam only a few weeks before the Scot's maiden US Open title. The former world No.1 was also on the money about Juan Martin del Petro before his 2009 US Open title and was talking up Novak Djokovic ahead of his second Australian Open win in 2011, despite Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal then being the dominant forces. But Berdych knows only hard work will matter if he is to join the big four of men's tennis - Djokovic, Federer, Nadal and Mu ...
We are disappointed to announce that World number four and two-time Mubadala World Tennis Championship winner Rafael Nadal has been forced to make a last minute withdrawal from the 2012 event due to a stomach virus. Nadal, who has competed in all four previous tournaments, was advised by doctors not to travel or compete due to the illness. He was due to return to action for the first time since this year’s Wimbledon Championship alongside defending Champion and world number one, Novak Djokovic, reigning US Open Champion and world number three Andy Murray, world number five David Ferrer, world number six Tomas Berdych and world number nine Janko Tipsarevic. Looking forward, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship team is excited to welcome the rest of our top 10 players to Abu Dhabi, and can confirm that Nadal will be replaced in the all-star line-up. We will keep you posted! Please join us in wishing Rafa a speedy recovery.
In Abu Dhabi, Rafael Nadal will be joined by Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and Janko Tipsarevic.
Andy Murray def Tomas Berdych,will pass Rafael Nadal for No. 3 in ATP rankings. No man has ever won US Open & Olympic Gold in same year.
6th seed Tomas Berdych already out in the 1st round at Wimbledon. He lost in the final to Rafael Nadal in 2010
Rafael Nadal bombs out in quarterfinals at Halle: HALLE: Newly-crowned French Open champion Rafael Nadal's start...
Rafael Nadal bombs out in quarterfinals at Halle
Despite his loss in the French Open final yesterday, Novak Djokovic is still ranked No. 1 in the world as per the official rankings released today, and by a fair distance too. Here are the rest of the top 10: 2. Rafael Nadal 3. Roger Federer 4. Andy Murray 5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6. David Ferrer 7. Tomas Berdych 8. Janko Tipsarevic 9. Juan Martin Del Potro 10. John Isner
Rafael Nadal has a potential semi-final meeting with Tomas Berdych in Halle. Nieminen, Kohlschreiber, Troicki, Haas & Tomic in same half.
Who did Federer beat in the final of the Madrid Open 2012 to become World No. 2? 1) Tomas Berdych 2) Rafael Nadal 3) Not Interested ^1/ 2/ 3
Roger Federer will move up to 2nd in the world rankings, ahead of Rafael Nadal, after he beat Tomas Berdych at the Madrid Open final. Fedex struggled to settle on the controversial blue clay, but beat the big Czech 3-6 7-5 7-5. Now he's back in contention for the French Open, which starts on May 27.
Rafael Nadal tops Tomas Berdych to qualify for the semis – Internazionali BNL d’Italia 2012
"Tomas Berdych has been hot -- but Rafael Nadal's sublime clay play was too much in Rome today."
Rafael Nadal into Italian Open semi after Tomas Berdych victory-
The King of Clay, Rafael Nadal, has no problem putting away Marcel Granollers as he cruised past him 6-1, 6-1. Nadal plays Tomaš Berdych in the next round, which we expect to be the his toughest match in Rome thus far. — with Marie-noel Allaire and Axel Benicio Torrez Lumbi.
Roger Federer matched Rafael Nadal's record of 20 Masters titles when he fought back from a set down to beat Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in a gripping Madrid Open final on Sunday.
Further on blue clay: With Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych, the Madrid Open men's champion and runner-up, respectively, praising the playing conditions and promising to return next year; and with Billie Jean King stating that true champions adjust to whatever the court surface may be, ... Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are seeming more like losing cry-babies.
So Fernando Verdasco has defeated Rafael Nadal yesterday and now he lost 1-6 2-6 to Tomas Berdych?! It's so typical of him.
2012 French Open Odds: Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych Tipped: The final result is in from the Monte Carlo Masters, ...
Rafael Nadal will meet Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the after beating Tomas Berdych in four sets
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