In tennis, top Czech men’s player Tomáš Berdych has climbed the rankings following his Wimbledon progress to the semi-finals. Berdych has advanced to eighth place in the world from his previous position at ninth. Top woman Petra Kvitová, who was knocked out in the second round at Wimbledon, has dropped out of the top 10 and is now at 13th place. Jiří Veselý has climbed 14 places and now features in the men’s top 50.
In tennis, Tomáš Berdych is through to the last four of the Wimbledon singles competition. He booked his place with a straight sets 7:6, 6:3, 6:2 win over Frenchman Lucas Pouille. The Czech 10th seed now faces Andy Murray who battles in five sets to reach the semi-finals. Berdych, who reached the Wimbledon finals in 2010, has a negative 6:8 balance in games against Murray and has lost the last four of their encounters.
Tomáš Berdych is missing for the initial Czech nominations for the Davis Cup quarterfinal match against France to be played between July 15 and 17. The squad named by captain Jaroslav Navrátil is composed of Jiří Veselý, Lukáš Rosol, Adam Pavlásek, and Radek Štěpánek. Berdych has said he will address whether he plays or not in the tie being hosted by the Czech Republic after the conclusion of his Wimbledon competition.
In tennis, Tomáš Berdych has reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon after beating fellow Czech Jiří Veselý in an epic encounter. The 10th seed won the match 4:6, 6:3, 7:6, 6:7, 6:3. The match was interrupted on Monday evening for bad light after Veselý saved five match balls to win the set and draw level at two sets all. The match resumed on Tuesday.
Lucie Šafářová, the last Czech in the Wimbledon ladies singles, lost in the fourth round against Jaroslava Shvedova. Šafářová, seeded 18th in the tournament, succumbed in straight sets 6:2, 6:4 and had little to reply to the aggressive hard hitting game of her Kazakh opponent. It is Šafářová’s fourth loss in a row to Shvedova.
In Sports News this Monday: Veselý and Berdych to square off in Wimbledon fourth round; meanwhile, Lucie Šafářová is last Czech remaining in the women’s singles competition; Pavel Vrba quits as head of Czech football team after a poor Euro 2016 showing; and cyclist Jaroslav Kulhavý scores second place at the elite Mountain Bike World Championships
A Czech clash is lined up between players Tomáš Berdych and Jiří
Veselý in the fourth round after both advanced on Sunday. Berdych beat
Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-3,6-4, 4-6, 6-1 at the All-England Club
while Veselý downed Portuguese opponent Joao Sousa in straight sets; the
final score was 6-2, 6-2, 7-5. It is the first time that Veselý has
reached this stage at Wimbledon.
Lucie Šafařová, meanwhile, is the last Czech remaining in the Women's Singles competition: she faces Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakstan.
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