RG: Berdych Upsets Murray in Paris
May 30, 2010 · Print This Article
Roland Garros—Paris, France
Recent Miami finalist Tomas Berdych reached his first quarterfinal at the French Open on Sunday by defeating world No. 4 Andy Murray 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.
Serving tremendously during his two hour and 10 minute victory, Berdych won 92 percent of his first serve points while striking 10 aces.
Dealing with the slow heavy conditions better than his opponent, Berdych broke the serve of the Scot on five of 14 occasions.
Murray, who had entered Roland Garros in sup par form, was attempting to equal his quarterfinal showing of last year. Falling to 16-8 on the season, Murray will now head back to London after a disappointing clay-court campaign.
Reaching his second career Grand Slam quarterfinal, Berdych will next face Mikhail Youzhny on Tuesday. Youzhny advanced to his third career Major quarterfinal when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired with a back injury after losing the first set.
Other winners on the day included top seed Roger Federer and Robin Soderling. Last year’s champion and finalist defeated Stanislas Wawrinka and Marin Cilic in straight sets, respectively.