Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych, seeded 15th at the French Open, has made it to the tournament’s semi-final. On Tuesday he powered past Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets. He will next face Robin Söderling of Sweden – a finalist at Roland Garros last year, also on a roll: on Tuesday he ousted the world No. 1 Roger Federer.
Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych has made it for the first time into the last eight of the French Open Men’s Singles competition. He beat the number four seed, Scot Andy Murray, in straight sets 6:4, 7:5, 6:3. The game played late in the evening was interrupted by rain with Murray later hitting out at tournament organisers and saying it should have been postponed till the next day because of poor light. Berdych, seeded 15, now faces the 11th seeded Russian, Mikhail Youzhny.
In Sports News : Tomáš Berdych has enjoyed a tremendous run in the French Open to equal his best ever Grand Slam performance; Czech handball star Filip Jícha has a European Championship medal with Kiel, and Ústí nad Labem have made it back to Czech football’s top competition after more than half a century.
Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych faces Andy Murray, the fourth seed from Scotland, for a place in the last eight of the French Open Men’s Singles on Sunday. The last Czech in the singles competition last faced Murray four years ago and won. Berdych, seeded 15, got to the last 16 beating US player John Isner in straight sets: 6:2, 6:2, 6:1 in the third round.
Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych has reached the last 16 of the French Open men’s singles. Berdych, seeded 15, beat US player John Isner in straight sets: 6:2, 6:2, 6:1 in the third round. The last Czech in the singles competition now faces Andy Murray, the fourth seed from Scotland. The two players last faced each other four years ago when Berdych won.
Tomáš Řepka has signed a one-year contract extension with the Czech soccer champions Sparta Prague. The defender, who is 36, recently scored the only goal of the game in which Sparta sealed their 11th league title since 1993. Known for his crunching tackles and hot temper, Řepka has also played for Baník Ostrava, the Italian side Fiorentina and England’s West Ham.
In Sports News this Monday: the Czech Republic’s soccer team lose to Turkey in New York, making it four friendlies, no wins for coach Michal Bílek; Petr Frydrych comes second in the javelin at a Diamond League meeting in Shanghai; and Usain Bolt will again be the biggest star at Ostrava’s Golden Spike on Thursday.
Tomáš Berdych has beaten US opponent John Isner in three sets in Dusseldorf, Germany, to keep the Czech Republic in contention at the World Team Cup. The Czechs and Americans will now play a decisive doubles match for a spot in the final. Berdych on Friday won by a score of 1-6, 6-1, 7-6(4). The match took two hours and 16 minutes and was a turnaround for the world’s 17th-ranked player, who had begun the match poorly. A spot in the World Team Cup is expected to be decided by US players Bob and Mike Bryan against the Czech Republic’s Lukáš Dlouhý and Jan Hájek.
In Sports News: Sparta Prague win the Czech football league after one of the most dramatic season finales in recent years, setting a couple of impressive records along the way; defender Tomáš Řepka is the hero of the day after his goal seals the title; and the Czech Republic are on the ropes at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Germany.
Tomáš Řepka has been speaking about his satisfaction after his goal in a 1:0 win over Teplice on Saturday secured Sparta Prague’s 35th Czech(oslovak) soccer league title. The defender’s suspension after a rash foul was judged by some to have cost Sparta the league two years ago, and he said he was delirious about what he described as the closest fought of the four titles he has won with the club. The final day of the season was unusually tense, with Sparta, Baník Ostrava and Jablonec all still in with a chance of finishing first. Sparta’s win meant Baník would have needed to beat Příbram by an extremely large margin to pip Sparta to first. In the end, Baník finished third after a 1:1 draw and Jablonec came second following a 2:0 victory over České Budějovice.