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Berdych scrapes through as Barcelona Open begins

Posted 04-24-2013 at 10:40 AM by Philip Oliver
World number six Tomas Berdych was given a going over by Nikolay Davydenko at the Barcelona Open before eventually seeing him off 3-6 7-5 6-4 to secure a spot in the last 16.

Berdych is seeded three at the Real Club de Tenis and so had a bye into the second round, but looked out-of-sorts against his Russian opponent.
He saw his serve broken twice in the first set, allowing Davydenko to move into the lead.

The 27-year-old dug deep to turn things around in the...
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End of an era as Nadal slips up on clay

Posted 04-24-2013 at 10:09 AM by Philip Oliver
Sure as day follows night and spring follows winter, Rafael Nadal would sweep up during the clay court tennis season – until now.

The Spaniard saw his mammoth 46-match winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters blown away by world number Novak Djokovic in a performance that suggests a sea change is afoot at the top of the men’s game.

There are, of course, extenuating circumstances, Nadal has been sidelined for seven months thanks to niggling injury problems in both...
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