Back spasms don't slow down Djokovic

Mar 31, 2016

Back spasms don't slow down Djokovic

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic withstood back spasms throughout the second set Wednesday to defeat Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3 and reach the Miami Open semifinals. Djokovic, trying to match Andre Agassi’s record of six Miami titles with his third in a row, will play ...

Djokovic, Nadal set Doha duel

Jan 9, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal set Doha duel

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will meet for the 47th time and play their 24th final against each other after both won their Qatar Open semifinals on Friday. World No. 1 Djokovic progressed through to Saturday’s final after overcoming Tomas Berdych in a bruising ...

Federer battles past Nishikori, reaches Tour Finals

Nov 20, 2015

Federer battles past Nishikori, reaches Tour Finals

Kei Nishikori staged a heroic comeback effort against Roger Federer in his last round-robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday, but ultimately fell to a three-set defeat that eliminated him from the prestigious season-ending event. Nishikori, who was 1-1 in the ...

Djokovic moves into Paris semis

Nov 7, 2015

Djokovic moves into Paris semis

Novak Djokovic saved set points in both sets to remain on course for his third straight Paris Masters title after beating fifth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (10-8) in a hard-fought quarterfinal on Friday. Chasing his 10th title of a brilliant season, the ...

Sharapova, Berdych advance to 2nd round

May 26, 2015

Sharapova, Berdych advance to 2nd round

Maria Sharapova was unfazed by the boos she heard when leaving the center court of Roland Garros on Monday without treating the crowd to a post-match interview. After all, she had good reasons to rush to the locker room. Battling a cold that had ...

Nole, Murray into Miami final

Apr 4, 2015

Nole, Murray into Miami final

Two hours before the Miami Open semifinal, Novak Djokovic practiced his returns in an empty stadium, the ball coming at him quickly because his hitting partner stood several feet inside the baseline to emulate big-serving John Isner. The drill helped. Djokovic achieved a breakthrough ...

Murray outlasts Berdych in tough semifinal showdown

Jan 29, 2015

Murray outlasts Berdych in tough semifinal showdown

Britain’s Andy Murray stormed into his fourth Australian Open final with a commanding four-sets win over Czech Tomas Berdych on Thursday. The two-time Grand Slam champion, seeded sixth, beat the seventh seed 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 and will play either Novak Djokovic or ...

Berdych puts away Nadal

Jan 27, 2015

Berdych puts away Nadal

Rafael Nadal’s lack of match fitness from nearly six months of inactivity finally caught up with the 14-time Grand Slam singles champion at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Nadal was never much of a factor in his quarterfinal match against seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych, losing ...

Ferrer tops Berdych, wins Qatar Open

Jan 11, 2015

Ferrer tops Berdych, wins Qatar Open

David Ferrer, so often the forgotten man of the world’s top 10, made a heartening start to the new season by winning the Qatar Open title on Saturday night, defeating Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 7-5. The 32-year-old fourth seed saved three set points in the ...

Nishikori can't play semi

Mar 29, 2014

Nishikori can't play semi

No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic advanced to the Sony Open final without playing a point on Friday. Both received walkovers when their semifinal opponents withdrew for health reasons. That left Nadal and Djokovic to play for the title on Sunday ...

Mar 25, 2014

Berdych won't play in Davis Cup quarterfinals against Japan

Defending champion Czech Republic will play without Tomas Berdych against Japan next month in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. The seventh-ranked Berdych wants to focus on the ATP Tour after helping the Czechs beat the Netherlands in the first round. Seeking their third straight Davis ...

Djokovic advances; Berdych bounced out at Indian Wells

Mar 10, 2014

Djokovic advances; Berdych bounced out at Indian Wells

Novak Djokovic made it safely into the third round at Indian Wells on Sunday, but said his straight-sets win over Victor Hanescu left room for improvement. The world No. 2 and second seed, a two-time winner in the California desert, saved all five break ...