Tomas Berdych

Berdych advances ATP-WTA Portugal Open, Raonic eliminated

Tomas BerdychOeiras (Portugal), May 3 - Top seed Czech Republic tennis star Tomas Berdych has advanced to the semi-finals of the ATP-WTA Portugal Open after defeating qualifier Leonardo Mayer 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, second seed Milos Raonic has been eliminated from his quarter-final by Argentina's Carlos Berlocq 7-5, 6-4, reports Sport 24.

Berdych, who only took a wild card here to get more clay matches before appearing in the French Open in three weeks time, will now face Portugal's Gastao Elias or Romanian Victor Hanescu on Saturday.

Czech Republic lead Netherlands 2-1 in Davis Cup

Czech Republic lead Netherlands 2-1 in Davis CupPrague, Feb 2 - The Czech tennis team led the Netherlands 2-1 in the first round match of Davis Cup after Berdych/Stepanek beat Rojer /Haase in the doubles.

Berdych/Stepanek beat Rojer/Haase 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6, Xinhua reported Saturday.

The tie will end Sunday with two singles matches. (IANS)

Czechs grab doubles win over Serbia in Davis Cup final

Czechs grab doubles win over Serbia in Davis Cup finalBelgrade, Nov 17 - The Czech duo of Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek dominated Saturday's doubles in the Davis Cup final, scoring a surprisingly comfortable 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) victory over the Serbian team of Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac.

With the win at the Kombank Arena in Belgrade, the defending champion Czechs took a 2-1 overall lead in the tie and can now successfully defend their title with one singles victory Sunday.

Czech Republic, Serbia tied 1-1 in Davis Cup final

Czech Republic, Serbia tied 1-1 in Davis Cup finalJohannesburg, Nov 16 (ANI): As Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych won their matches in straight sets, Serbia and defending champions, the Czech Republic were tied 1-1 after the first day of the Davis Cup final on Friday.

According to Sport24, Djokovic, the world number two and recently-crowned ATP World Tour Finals champion, first beat 44th-ranked veteran Radek Stepanek, 7-5, 6-1, 6-4, in two hours and 10 minutes.

Berdych to skip Davis Cup tie

Tomas-BerdychPrague, March 30 : Tomas Berdych will miss holders the Czech Republic's Davis Cup semifinal against Kazakhstan next weekend due to an injured shoulder.

"I felt a deep pain in my shoulder. It was clear that I wouldn't be able to play next week in Kazakhstan," said Berdych, who was just ousted at the ATP Masters Miami, reports Xinhua.

The World No. 6 has suffered from the same problem on and off in the past.

The Czech Republic will be represented by Radek Stepanek, the World No. 43, Lukas Rosol (No. 64), Jan Hajek (98) and Ivo Minar (245).

Berdych joins Federer in anti-Hawk-Eye club

Berdych joins Federer in anti-Hawk-Eye clubMelbourne  - Tomas Berdych has joined Roger Federer in slamming the Hawk-Eye electronic linecalling system after its failure struck him at a key moment in his losing fourth-round match to the Swiss star at the Australian Open.

It's no secret that traditionalist Federer has never been a fan of the system - and his poor record on challenges proves that point.

But the system really caught Berdych at a bad time when it failed to function on a challenge he made - likely because of a deep shadow over one side of the court in late afternoon.

Player questions Hawk-Eye accuracy at Australian Open

Player questions Hawk-Eye accuracy at Australian OpenMelbourne, Jan. 26 : Controversy surfaced at the Australian Open here on Sunday when tennis player Tomas Berdych questioned the accuracy of the Hawk-Eye electronic line-calling system at a vital stage of his quarter-final match against defending champion Roger Federer.

The system which simulates ball flight to determine close calls was unable to offer an opinion on a line call, leading to an angry Berdych questioning the chair umpire over the apparent failure of the system to show a simulation of a ball called out early in the fourth set, reports The Australian.

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