ATP Thailand Open: Tomas Berdych and Feliciano Lopez book quarter-final slots

Last Updated: 25/09/13 4:08pm

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Tomas Berdych: Progressed to the quarter-finals in Thailand

Tomas Berdych: Progressed to the quarter-finals in Thailand

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Tomas Berdych battled into the quarter-finals of the Thailand Open with a 6-3 6-3 win over Roberto Bautista Agut on Wednesday.

The world No 6 Berdych, who this month helped the Czech Republic into a second straight Davis Cup final, took revenge for a loss to the Spaniard Bautista Agut in January in Chennai.

After a first round bye, the Czech took 41 minutes to claim the first set and was forced to save break points on each of his first two service games in the second before claiming emerging triumphant.

"I faced some tough moments, but I reacted well," said Berdych. "It was a long trip down here but I felt good in the match, I've had good practice and I'm ready to play."

Spaniard Feliciano Lopez and Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands also progressed to the quarter-finals with wins earlier in the day.

Spanish sixth seed Lopez had little trouble overcoming Japan's Go Soeda, racing to a 7-6 6-3 victory in Bangkok.

However, there was more work for Sijsling who beat compatriot Robin Haase for the second time this year in a gruelling three-set affair.

Sijsling, currently ranked 75th in the world, eventually advanced after securing a 6-7 6-4 7-6 victory in a two-and-a-quarter hour showdown.

"It went well but it was a very tough match and we both played well."
Igor Sijsling

"It went well but it was a very tough match and we both played well," he said. "He got a bit defensive and tried to make the points longer, physically it was tough."

"I tried to play attacking tennis and it worked for me. I got to the net more and I think that helped in the end."

Earlier in the day, Mikhail Youzhny completed the first round of play at the Impact Arena, striking six aces and saving all three break points on his way to a 6-3 6-2 victory over Italian Paolo Lorenzi.

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