Berdych defeats Tsonga to book Shanghai Masters semifinal

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Czech Tomas Berdych beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets 6-3 7-6 (4) in 1 hour and 35 minutes to book a semifinal place at the 2012 Shanghai Rolex Masters 2012.

The players were going into the match with a 1-1 head to head record, with Tsonga winning their last encounter at the 2011 ATP World Tour finals.

In a match that was dominated by serve, Berdych was the only one to break his opponent. After he managed to do so in the first set, he took a lead in the match.

The second set went with serve and despite Tsonga having some break point opportunities (4 alltogether in the match), he failed to convert any of them. Berdych kept his composure in the ‘breaker’ and set up a semifinal ecnounter against the winner of the match between Djokovic and Haas.

Should the Czech prevail in the Saturday’s semifinal, he will secure himself the ATP World Tour finals 2012 spot.


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