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Tennis: Berdych tames Dolgopolov to book Miami semi spot

Seventh-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych secured his semi-final berth at the ATP Tour's Miami Masters Thursday with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) win over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. Berdych blasted 11 aces and had one more service break than Dolgopolov during the one hour, 45 minute match played in windy conditions at the Crandon Park Tennis Center. "I handled it quite well," Berdych said. "I didn't start both sets very well. I was not really up in the both sets. I was break down since the beginning of the first set. Then a break down in the second set, so it didn't look that well.

Tennis: Berdych books Miami semi-final berth

Seventh-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych secured his semi-final berth at the Miami ATP Masters Thursday with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) win over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. In Friday's semi-finals Berdych will face either world number one Rafael Nadal of Spain or Canadian Milos Raonic, who were due to play later Thursday. Thanks to his quarter-final victory, Berdych is projected to rise from his current seventh in the world to number five next week.

Tennis: Berdych to play at Queen's ahead of Wimbledon

World number seven Tomas Berdych said Tuesday he would compete at the Queen's Club tournament in June in order to give himself "the best possible chance" of winning Wimbledon a month later. The Queen's event, which takes place just a few miles from Wimbledon in south-west London, has long been regarded as a leading warm-up event for the last of the four major championships in tennis still to be played on grass.

Tennis: Fourth seed Berdych crashes out of Indian Wells

World number five Tomas Berdych crashed out of the Indian Wells ATP Masters on Sunday, falling in his opening match to 53rd-ranked Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain. Bautista Agut, who toppled Juan Martin del Potro en route to the round of 16 at the Australian Open, used a punishing ground game to claim another top-10 scalp, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. "I played unbelievable," Bautista Agut said. "I was not serving very well, I had to play my best tennis from the baseline to win the match."

Tennis: Berdych to miss Davis Cup tie in Japan

Defending champions the Czech Republic will be without their number-one player Tomas Berdych, the world number six, for the Davis Cup quarter-final tie in Japan on April 4-6, the Czech team said Sunday. "I understand and respect Tomas's decision" to skip the tie, Czech captain Jaroslav Navratil said on the Czech Davis Cup team's Facebook page. The 28-year-old Berdych and veteran Radek Stepanek led the Czechs to two straight Davis Cup titles in 2012 and 2013, and to a first-round victory over the Netherlands in February this year.

Tennis: Federer downs Berdych for sixth Dubai Open

Roger Federer followed his best win in 18 months by taking his first title in nine months with a revenge victory over Tomas Berdych in Saturday's final of the Dubai Open. Federer came from behind to beat world number two Novak Djokovic on Friday. Now he did the same against Berdych, the man who saved two match points against him in last year's semi-finals, winning 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to claim a sixth title in the UAE.

Tennis: Berdych reaches Dubai final again

World number six Tomas Berdych continued his new-found run of good form when he reached the final of the Dubai Open for the second successive year. Berdych had not won an ATP Tour title for 16 months until he won Rotterdam this month, but the 7-5, 7-5 victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber, the seventh-seeded German was his 16th win in 17 matches. Equally crucially Berdych was able to impose breaks of serve when it mattered most, at the end of each set, leaving his fluent but lighter-weight opponent with no chance to repair the damage.

Tennis: Steady Berdych credit's serve for Rotterdam win

Tomas Berdych credited his steady serve for helping him end a 16-month title drought with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Marin Cilic in the Rotterdam World Tennis on Sunday. The Czech Republic third seed could not contain his satisfaction after finally lifting a title. "It feels so amazing, it's been so long, To win the title here is a real bonus. I'm extremely happy with how I handled things throughout the week." The ATP number seven handed Croatia's unseeded Cilic his first loss after nine straight wins which took him to the Zagreb title a week ago.

Tennis: Berdych, Cilic to play for Rotterdam title

Tomas Berdych and Marin Cilic will square off on Sunday as both men bid for a first career title at the Rotterdam World Tennis. Third-seeded Czech Berdych played impeccable tennis to defeat Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday while Cilic lost serve for the first time this week but recovered for a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 win over Dutchman Igor Sijsling.

Tennis: Berdych, Cilic to play for Rotterdam title

Tomas Berdych and Marin Cilic will square off on Sunday as both men bid for a first career title at the Rotterdam World Tennis. Third-seeded Czech Berdych played impeccable tennis to defeat Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday while Cilic lost serve for the first time this week but recovered for a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 win over Dutchman Igor Sijsling.
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