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|Nationality||Player||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5|
- - BERDYCH 6-2 6-2 6-4 - GAME, SET & MATCH! Berdych looks to wrap it up quickly and though Rufin puts up a fight it's to be for the up and coming Frenchman. Kudos to him though - with his performance today his future looks bright.
- - BERDYCH 6-2 6-2 5-4 - To catch you up on the action on Rod Laver, Berdych is about to serve for the set and match.
- - Pointless stat! Both of the first two sets Berdych won 6-2 and both took 39 minutes to complete.
- - BERDYCH 6-2 6-2 2-1 – BREAK! Berdych breaks the stalemate and this game is much closer with longer rallies that the fifth seed invariably prevails in.
- - BERDYCH 6-2 6-2 1-1 - Berdych gives Rufin a taste of his own medicine and wins his service game to love as well.
- - RUFIN 2-6 2-6 1-0 Rufin kicks off the third with an ace of nearly 200km/h and takes the game to love. Talk about blazing into action!
- - BERDYCH 6-2 6-2 - SET! Berdych gets itchy feet and is all smashing and slamming to win his serve and the second set.
- - RUFIN 2-6 2-5 - Rufin grabs the deuce advantage with a brilliant serve that clocks 200km/h. Berdych can't get to it, but he does reach the following one and send it down to the right and out of reach. He follows this with a sweeping cross-court backhand, which Rufin's racket nicks but he can't do anything meaningful with it. After three advantages Rufin makes good of what he started.
- - BERDYCH 6-2 5-1 - Rufin has found the baseline again, and is up 40-30 with a break point. It's futile though and he can't return Berdych's next serve, who takes the advantage and game via two errors from the young Frenchman - one in the net and the other too wide off to the right. Rufin has the power but he is crumbling at the key moments. Unforced error count climbs to 24.
- - RUFIN 2-6 1-4 - Rufin digs in and makes sure his first serve finds the court. It pays off, but a break is really what he needs now. If he can somehow come back and win this set he could have a chance. Anything's possible, right?
- - BERDYCH 6-2 4-0 - Berdych holds his serve again. Rufin needs to regain focus if he is to turn this around. He came out firing but has lost the drive and his shots are landing in the mid-section of the court now.
- BERDYCH 6-2 3-0 - BREAK! A stunning double-handed backhand across court to the right escapes Rufin's grasp even thought he scrambles. Berdych sets himself up with two break points but only needs one.
- - BERDYCH 6-2 2-0 - Berdych holds serve comfortably and raise his total points won to 42 against Rufin's 28.
- - BREAK! Rufin is ahead 30-15, until an absolute winner of a Berdych forehand lands on the line down the back left of his court. Rufin challenges but it's good. The Frenchman doesn't win another point this game.
- - BERDYCH 6-2 - SET! Berdych goes up 40-0 after walloping an excellent backhand down the back of the court, before an ace seals the set.
- - BERDYCH 5-2 - BREAK! Rufin hands Berdych a break point via an unforced error into the net, and proceeds to give him the game as week with another misjudged forehand in the net. The points are closer than the scores insinuate but Rufin will need to pick his points more selectively because that is the key factor here when it comes to games.
- - BERDYCH 4-2 - Back on Rod Laver Berdych and Rufin are still duelling. Rufin is going for the bigger shots and has six winners to the Czech's three, but he has also given away 16 unforced errors, more than four times the number committed by Berdych.
- - RUFIN 1-2 - Case in point, Rufin wins his service game from 40-15.
- - BERDYCH 2-0 - Berdych wraps up the second game but the Czech could have a contest on his hands. Young Rufin has a blistering first serve and an ability to trick him into running the wrong way and firing the ball into an empty court.
- - BERDYCH 1-0 - BREAK! After an epic seven break points, the Czech takes the first game of Rufin. Former quarter-finalist Berdych should not overlook the Frenchman, an up and coming youngster at 22 years of age who has recently cracked the top 100 at No. 92. It is the second time Rufin has made the second round of a Slam. That said, Berdych is ranked 86 places higher at No. 6. And, well, there's a reason for that.
- - Tomas Berdych is next in action on Rod Laver Arena. The fifth seed is up against France's Guillaume Rufin. The pair are warming up to Rihanna's 'Diamonds in the Sky'.
|Date of Birth||26/05/1990|
|Date of Birth||17/09/1985|