Berdych, Pliskova withdraw from Rio over Zika concerns

Jul 17, 2016

Berdych, Pliskova withdraw from Rio over Zika concerns

Another top-10 tennis player, Tomas Berdych, withdrew from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics over concerns about the Zika virus on Saturday. Hours later, another Czech, 16th-ranked Karolina Pliskova said she was withdrawing as well because of Zika. Berdych, the Wimbledon semifinalist, said “it was ...

Federer saves three match points, beats Cilic in five sets

Jul 7, 2016

Federer saves three match points, beats Cilic in five sets

The match, and Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth Wimbledon championship, essentially should have been over after a little more than 1½ hours Wednesday. Already trailing two sets to none, he was down 0-40 while serving at 3-3 in the third. Once that ...

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 ...