Berdych sets up third clash with Verdasco in three tournaments

Tomáš Berdych has reached the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters after beating Richard Gasquet of France 6-2 6-0 in just 57 minutes on Tuesday. Berdych next faces Fernando Verdasco, making it three clashes between the two players in three tournaments. The Czech, who is 24, has won six out of a total of nine matches against the Spaniard. Berdych recently became Czech men’s number one after reaching the final of the Miami Masters.

Author: Ian Willoughby