Tennis

Anderson beaten by Berdych

2012-11-01 14:47
Kevin Anderson (AP)
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.






NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 

BMW drift battle: M235i vs. speedway bike

Watch this insane drift contest with four-times dirt-track World champion Karl Maier riding a speedway bike against a BMW M235i.

 
 

Men24.com

Everyday struggles of naturally skinny guys
And this year's Miss Bumbum title goes to...
How to maintain your mo, bro
Hottie of the day: Colette
 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.