BERDYCH 6-1 7-5 – GAME SET AND MATCH! At 40-30 Berdych unleashes a fizzing ace and he is in the quarters in straight sets, where he faces Kevin Anderson.
Tomáš Berdych - Richard Gasquet
Indian Wells Masters - 13 March 2013
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BERDYCH 6-1 6-5 – BREAK! Gasquet could be in trouble here as he falls 15-30 on serve – and he spins one wide for two vital break points to Berdych! And he takes them as another booming forehand is met with another wide backhand by Gas! Big Berd serving for the match!
BERDYCH 6-1 5-5 - Gasquet is able to hold and leave Berdych serving to avoid a third set. Good stuff from the Frenchman, but the Big Berd responds with a swift and crushing hold.
BERDYCH 6-1 4-4 – Comfortable holds for both men this time. Gasquet seems to have the measure of Berdych, but if the Czech can step it up again he is unstoppable.
BERDYCH 6-1 3-3 – More epic exchanges as Gasquet keeps edging into break point before Berdych battles back. His third one now, and again the Czech saves it with a forehand drive so quick you can barely see let alone meet it. Now an ace down the middle, and Berdych holds after saving three break points as Gasquet backhands his return to net.
BERDYCH 6-1 2-3 – Play resumes after Berdych gets his foot sorted out. Great challenge from Gasquet as a Berdych shot swung out, and he holds.
BERDYCH 6-1 2-2 – Gasquet has found his mojo in this second set, but Berdych is also giving his all as he brings the Frenchman around deuce in an epic tussle. A delay now as Berdych has to change shoes, either that or he’s picked up an injury... Odd mid-game... Blister maybe?
BERDYCH 6-1 2-2 – BREAK! For the second time this match Berdych is made to work to hold serve, as Gasquet brings it back to deuce with a fantastic return that pegs Berdych back to set up a fine cross. And now the Frenchman has break point as they tussle fiercely back and forth – and the break comes as Gasquet’s drop shot shaves the net, Berdych just making it but flicking the backhand wide.
BERDYCH 6-1 2-1 – Gasquet finally stops the rot as he holds serve under pressure. Still a long way back into this for the Frenchman.
BERDYCH 6-1 2-0 Well Gasquet gets off to a fabulous start to the second stanza as Berdych lets his guard down to slide 0-40. Somehow though Berdych scraps his way back to deuce and now has advantage. His first serve is out though, and Gasquet exploits a weak second to create a running point that he wins with a superb pass. But a backhand to net restores advantage Berdych, with the Czech holding in the end.
BERDYCH 6-1 1-0 – BREAK! Berdych picks up where he left off with a break to start the second stanza in dominant fashion.
BERDYCH 6-1 – SET! Berdych does see it through in the end, twice off second serve as Gasquet fails to do anything with his more conservative deliveries.
BERDYCH 5-1 – Berdych drops a rare point on serve but he’s still ahead, although he overhits a forehand long for 30-30. He just needs to keep his head and the set is his – but he misses his first serve and drops the point off second, giving Gasquet break point. The Czech finds his serve again though as the Frenchman returns to net. Deuce.
BERDYCH 5-1 – BREAK! The Czech is going after Gasquet again, pulling him to deuce and – after a nice running point from both men – getting a break point as the Frenchman’s stretching half-volley nets. No backlift on that. And a fantastic return forces Gasquet to chase wide, going long with his forehand drive! Another break!
BERDYCH 4-1 – Berdych holds to love as Gasquet fails to get anywhere near his powerful serves and groundstrokes. The Czech looks close to peak form.
BERDYCH 3-1 – Gasquet responds to that with a fantastic serve to level at 15. He holds off a Berdych challenge to hold to 30, to applause from the fans.
BERDYCH 3-0 – Berdych backs up that break with a hold. And he grabs the first point on Gasquet's too. This could be a quick set.
BERDYCH 2-0 – BREAK! Berdych breaks at the first time of asking, ploughing an unreachable forehand cross from the baseline that kisses the right tram. Stunning shot.
BERDYCH 1-0 – The big Czech is on serve and he blasts his way to 40-15 before hitting a follow-up forehand long off his second serve. Berdych holds though to get this match underway.
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