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Anderson beaten by Berdych

2012-11-01 14:47

Paris - Fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych recovered from a poor first set to beat South Africa's Kevin Anderson 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 and reach the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Thursday.

The Czech was overpowered by Anderson's powerful serve and strong defence in the first set, where Anderson hit six aces and broke Berdych twice, while saving all three breakpoints on his own serve.

But Berdcyh hit back and broke Anderson in the eighth game of the second set, and in the seventh game of the decider, before clinching the match with a backhand volley at the net.

He next plays Gilles Simon of France, who advanced from the third round without hitting a ball after 15th-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan pulled out because of a recurrence of his right ankle injury.

Latest results from the Paris Masters, an ATP tour event on indoor hard courts (seedings in parentheses):

Third Round

Tomas Berdych (5), Czech Republic, def. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Gilles Simon, France, def. Kei Nishikori (15), Japan, walkover.






AP