Ten­nis - Berdych re­tains Shen­zhen Open ti­tle

Malta Independent - - SPORTS -

Tomas Berdych re­tained the Shen­zhen Open ti­tle af­ter de­feat­ing Richard Gas­quet 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3 in the fi­nal yes­ter­day. It was Berdych’s first ATP World Tour ti­tle since win­ning the Stock­holm Open al­most a year ago. Berdych lost his serve in the open­ing game of the first set but fought back to level with Gas­quet be­fore win­ning the tie-break on his first set point. Gas­quet de­nied Berdych two match points in the sec­ond set and then drew level by win­ning the tie-breaker. Berdych re­cov­ered well and af­ter break­ing through in the sixth game for a 4-2 lead in the de­ci­sive set the Czech did not fal­ter.

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