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Tomáš Berdych - David Ferrer Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
SpainD Ferrer667--
Czech RepublicT Berdych235--

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  1. - - SPAIN 6-2 6-3 7-5 - GAME, SET & MATCH! Ferrer sinks to his knee after another epic rally ends with a Berdych forehand into the bottom of the net. The Spaniard serves out to love to ensure this final goes right down to the final match

  2. - - SPAIN 6-2 6-3 6-5 - BREAK! Berdych saves a first break point with forehand winner from the middle of the court and then also the second with an ace down the centre of the T. But Ferrer earns himself a third chance and this time the Spaniard does sneak back out in front when Berdych sends a forehand long. Ferrer will serve for the match and to push this final into the fifth decisive rubber

  3. - - SPAIN 6-2 6-3 5-5 - Ferrer bounces back with a love service hold of his own despite Berdych having a golden chance to get a point on the board only to fire his, admittedly slightly tricky, smash well wide completely across court

  4. - - SPAIN 6-2 6-3 4-5 - Three games in a row for Berdych as he races through a love service hold with back-to-back aces to leave Ferrer suddenly staring at serving to stay in this set, not serving for the match as he might have thought he would be just a few moments ago

  5. - - SPAIN 6-2 6-3 4-4 - BREAK! Berdych thinks he may have earned himself another break point but the ball is actually well wide, confirmed by a hawkeye challenge by the Czech player. He does get a break point not too long later though and this time he does break, Ferrer whipping a cross court forehand wide into the tramlines for a change. We're back on serve in this third set!

  6. - - SPAIN 6-2 6-3 4-3 - Running out of words now for Ferrer's play as he ducks down to flick a backhand down the line. It dips viciously as soon as it is over the net and Berdych can only volley back into the net to hand the Spaniard another break point. Berdych saves it with an ace and then goes on to hold without any more drama

  7. - - SPAIN 6-2 6-3 4-2 - Ferrer has not only been playing at a quite phenomenal level today but he has kept it consistently high as he holds to 30 with a huge first serve, even bigger forehand down the line and then backhand cross court volley winner

  8. - - SPAIN 6-2 6-3 3-2 - Despite being two sets and a break up and 0-40 down against the Berdych serve, Ferrer still charges around the court like he is break point down. And it works as he produces back-to-back forehand winners to get back to 30-40 down. But a huge first serve and forehand winner combo from the Czech player sees him hold and keep the deficit to just the one break

  9. - - SPAIN 6-2 6-3 3-1 - Ferrer races through another service game, holding to 30 with another huge serve that Berdych can only return long. Berdych has only once taken Ferrer to deuce, such has been the imperious nature of the Spaniard's serving in this match

  10. - - SPAIN 6-2 6-3 2-1 - BREAK! A whipped cross court forehand passing shot winner from Ferrer brings up another two break points. But once again he only needs the one chance as he fires a blistering forehand return of serve winner to seal the break. Surely that's the match gone for Berdych now?

  11. - - SPAIN 6-2 6-3 1-1 - A few uncharacteristic errors creeping in to Ferrer's game now as he first puts a forehand into the net and then squanders a first game point with a forehand long. But he makes amends on the second game point, a blistering forehand approach shot going for a winner

  12. - - SPAIN 6-2 6-3 0-1 - Ferrer's forehand down the line drifts just long to help Berdych with two game points, but he wraps it up on the first with a forehand winner to get off the mark much better than the previous two sets when he dropped his first service game

  13. - - SPAIN 6-2 6-3 - SET! An ace from Ferrer brings up two set points but he only needs the one, dinking a low forehand volley over the net with such a deft touch that Berdych cannot get there in enough time to get it back up and over the net. Just over an hour and a half on the clock and Spain lead by two sets to love

  14. - - SPAIN 6-2 5-3 - Berdych dances around the ball to drill a forehand winner down the line and deny Ferrer the chance to break for this second set. Instead it's a game point to Berdych and one he takes full advantage of as he finds another forehand winner to hold and force Ferrer to serve it out

  15. - - SPAIN 6-2 5-2 - Ferrer taps a drop shot over the net which Berdych can only return long despite easily getting up to it. And another huge forehand can only be sliced back into the net from Berdych as the Spaniard continues his march towards this second set

  16. - - SPAIN 6-2 4-2 - Berdych flashes a perplexed look over the net after Ferrer again easily gets to everything the Czech player can throw at him. But an unreturnable serve followed by an ace helps him set up two game points. And another ace, called out but overturned on a hawkeye call, sees him hold

  17. - - SPAIN 6-2 4-1 - Another great game from Ferrer as he produces a stunning forehand across court, which Berdych can only return into the bottom of the net.

  18. - - SPAIN 6-2 3-1 - Berdych stops the rot to win his first game in six, setting up a game point with an ace before stepping up and drilling a forehand down the line, a forehand that Ferrer has no answer to and simply returns into the bottom of the net

  19. - - SPAIN 6-2 3-0 - Ferrer races through another love service hold to lead by a set and a break after just one hour. Fantastic stuff from the Spaniard

  20. - - SPAIN 6-2 2-0 - BREAK! Berdych opens the game with an ace but Ferrer is all over him again and pushes him to deuce before earning himself a break point that he takes with a blistering forehand winner

  21. - - SPAIN 6-2 1-0 - Another quick and easy service hold from Ferrer as he looks to keep the pressure on Berdych and grind him into the ground. This is an incredibly intelligent performance from Ferrer, making Berdych run further for every point and every ball than the one before

  22. - - Well that was pretty emphatic from Ferrer, who is a different man from the one who stepped up against Janko Tipsarevic last week in the final group match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Does Berdych have anything left to fight back in this clash?

  23. - - SPAIN 6-2 - SET! Another tough service game for Berdych as he is forced to produce a vicious forehand across court to level up at 30-30. A stunning forehand winner down the line from Ferrer though brings up a set point. Berdych saves it when Ferrer hits long but the Spaniard quickly gets a second chance. And this time he does take it, Berdych failing to find the court with a forehand

  24. - - SPAIN 5-2 - Berdych is having a huge amount of success with trips into the net as he comes in to fire down a smash winner for his first point of the game. Another trip in ends with Ferrer's attempting forehand passing shot in the net and two break points. The first is saved by the Spaniard with a cross court forehand winner and the second he saves with a backhand winner riffled down the line. A third break point also goes begging when Berdych hits long and Ferrer holds with his fourth ace

  25. - - SPAIN 4-2 - Just when he looked to be challenging Ferrer, he quickly finds himself two more break points down. He saves the first with an ace and then also the second with a forehand approach shot that Ferrer can only return into the net. A mid-court forehand winner across court from Berdych brings up a game point and he holds on when a Ferrer forehand drifts just long

  26. - - SPAIN 4-1 - Three points in a row from Ferrer after dropping a couple of points against serve for the first time in this match. Berdych is really startign to find his rhythm now as he comes up with a couple of ferocious backhands. But the Spaniard is nothing if not tenacious and he bounces back with a backhand winner of his own before going on to hold

  27. - - SPAIN 3-1 - The crowd is desperately trying to lift what must be a pretty tired Berdych, wildly cheering every single point he wins. And it seems to be working as the Czech player gets on the board with a hold. He steps up to the baseline and batters a couple of huge forehands

  28. - - I will be here throughout what is expected to be a pretty long day of battling tennis - most likely two epic matches. So why not keep my company and get in touch on Twitter @pippawdavis. Give me your predictions. I reckon Ferrer to take this and level the clash. Then it all comes down to Stepanek v Almagro, which has five sets written all over it! Follow on Twitter

  29. - - SPAIN 3-0 - Ferrer absolutely races through a love service hold to consolidate the break - a huge first serve and forehand approach shot winner opening the game before an ace and a forehand drive volley winner. And then he seals it with an off-forehand winner across court and right on to the sideline. Ferocious from the Spaniard

  30. - - SPAIN 2-0 - BREAK! Berdych ended a four-match losing streak to Ferrer at the 02 Arena 12 months ago but is taken to deuce in his first service game. And two long forehand sees the Spaniard gifted an early break.

  31. - - SPAIN 1-0 - Hugely impressive opening game from Ferrer who holds to love. Berdych and Ferrer haven’t played each other for over a year, not since the 2011 ATP World Tour Finals.

  32. 12:10 - The players just finishing their warm-up at a packed O2 Arena in Prague.

  33. - - Stepanek spent three hours on the court on Friday and Berdych an hour longer. But they waved aside all concerns about weariness before Sunday's rubbers, insisting they would be ready for the climax of the 100th Davis Cup final. "We have the best score we could hope for after day two. We're facing a terribly hard Sunday, but if you want to win the Davis Cup final, you can't expect to be done after Saturday," said Berdych.

  34. - - Spain, missing world number four Rafael Nadal, who is recovering from a knee injury, are looking to lift their fourth Davis Cup in five years, in addition to wins in 2000 and 2004. But the holders need Ferrer to win and then 11th-ranked Nicolas Almagro to defeat Radek Stepanek, the world number 37 in singles, in the deciding rubber.

  35. - - The Czechs are eyeing their first trophy since the country split with Slovakia in 1993, while former Czechoslovakia won the cup in 1980. A win would hand them a rare team double after the women's team defended the Fed Cup here two weeks ago.

  36. - - Tomas Berdych, the world number six in singles, will take on fifth-ranked David Ferrer in a rubber pitting the teams' number one players against each other.

  37. 12:00 - The Czechs are one win away from sealing the Davis Cup after going 2-1 up against the holders Spain in the doubles. Watch on the Eurosport Player

Tomáš Berdych

Nationality CZE
Date of Birth 17/09/1985
Height 1.96 m
Weight 91 kg

David Ferrer

Nationality ESP
Date of Birth 02/04/1982
Height 1.75 m
Weight 73 kg

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