Friday, November 11, 2011

Berdych broke the string of Murray and Federer now awaits

Tomas Berdych, fifth seed, beat Andy Murray 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 and stood in the semi-finals of Paris Bercy Masters 1000 last year. Berdych, who won his 51 win of the season, stopped an impressive run of Murray, who arrived with seventeen straight victories and had won 27 of their past 28 clashes.

Bercy's party was so intense and matched as indicated by three hours and twelve minutes in length: it was decided in three sets and the points earned by each other were almost the same: Berdych did Britain's 122 by 119. In addition, they also shared the little success in realizing the many occasions that arranged to break the serve of his opponent. Berdych took two of the 14 that ordered, but Murray also two of seventeen.

The game had its ruling in the ninth and tenth games of the third set, where both were very nervous. In the first, Berdych broke the serve of his opponent through the final double fault committed by Murray and having sent before, 0-40, two balls to the network services of the Scottish seconds. With 5-4 in their favor and remove, Berdych struggled to kill off the shock on their behalf. He said two match points to beat Murray missed a three-time break.

Victoria 800 of Federer
's opponent will Berdych in the semifinals Roger Federer, who was charged to Monaco in one hour and 24 minutes (6-3 and 7-5). The Tandil played at a high level, but failed at key moments against world number three, which gave him no options at any time of the meeting.

And that Monaco started well and broke Federer in the third game of the match, so they sailed downwind during the early stages of the encounter. But Federer raised the level, strengthened and regained his serve disadvantaged in the sixth game, to break the opponent's service in the eighth and finished in the following clinching the set.

The second race was more even and none of the two players dropped serve until the eleventh game, when it seemed that a tie would be resolved in the thirteenth game. There appeared the best Federer, while Monaco had some pressure. He broke the Argentine service and closing the meeting ended with his serve.

Monaco can boast of being the player who put Federer more trouble in Paris. The Argentine was the first service break and grabbed eight games, while to the quarter had yielded only eleven in two games. Monaco and just a great season, unless it is included in the Argentine team that played against Spain's Davis Cup final in early December.

The Argentine has completed a large end of the year, which in addition to the disputed Bercy quarter-final last Sunday in Valencia, which lost to Marcel Granollers. His assault on Federer was very complicated. He had not defeated in any of the three times he had faced, the last in the last U.S. Open, where he lost 6-2, 6-1, 6-0.

In addition, the Swiss sum with 62 consecutive victories today against players ranked below the top 20. The last to win in those circumstances was the Australian Lleyton Hewitt, who beat him in June 2010 in Halle when he was ranked 32nd in the rankings.

With the win, Federer adds his victory 800, a figure only reached six other players: Jimmy Connors (1242), Ivan Lendl (1071), Guillermo Vilas (923), John McEnroe (875), Andre Agassi (870) and Stefan Edberg (806). The world number three has not hidden his intention to win the tournament in Paris, one of the three Masters 1000 is not in their windows, together with Rome and Monte Carlo.

It is also the only tournament that has not contested the final, something you can do for the first time in his life if over Tomas Berdych, his opponent in the semifinals. Federer has beaten in 9 of the 13 times they have faced, although it eliminated the Czech season 1000 Cincinnati Masters, his last confrontation.


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