Tomas Berdych is scheduled for a tricky third round match on Thursday in Paris against Janko Tipsarevic
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Tomas Berdych got started in the ATP Paris Masters this week with an impressive 6-3, 7-5 victory over Fernando Verdasco. After emerging from this difficult matchup, he’ll now take on Janko Tipsarevic on Thursday for a place in the quarter-finals. A win would guarantee Berdych his qualification for the ATP World Tour Finals.
Tipsarevic also has a claim of his own for qualifying for the end of season event. He’ll need to win this competition to stand a chance of leapfrogging his rivals. This seems like a mammoth task, but if he can continue to recreate the form that enabled him to thrash Alex Bogomolov 6-1, 6-0 on Wednesday, he might just have a chance.
Tipsarevic has a 4-0 head to head record against Berdych, which stands him in good stead for Thursday’s clash. Two of these wins occurred this season. Berdych will have to be on top form in order to snap his losing streak against the Serb, but with a place in the ATP World Tour Finals at stake, he should be fired up for this match.