Tokyo: Former champion Tomas Berdych comfortably beat Colombia's Alejandro Falla 6-3 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the Japan Open on Thursday.
Czech Berdych, who won the Japan Open in 2008, played well within himself, blasting nine aces as he rolled through in one hour, 18 minutes to notch his 50th win of the year.
"I served well and took my chances," the second seed told reporters after moving another step closer to qualifying for the season-ending World Tour Finals.
"I'm not there yet," added the world number six, referring to the next month's eight-man London shootout....more
01:39 PM, Oct 04, 2012
London: Switzerland's Roger Federer has his eyes on medals from both singles and doubles after his stuttering victory in the men's singles first round against Alejandro Falla of Columbia at the London Olympics. The Swiss star, who won a gold medal in the men's doubles with his teammate Stanislas Wawrinka in Beijing four years ago, had to overcome a second set slump to defeat Falla 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in almost...
09:00 AM, Jul 29, 2012
London: Marathon man John Isner faded at the finish of another five-setter Monday at Wimbledon. The highest-ranked American failed to convert a match point in the fourth set and lost in the first round to Alejandro Falla of Colombia, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5. Isner is best known for winning the longest match in tennis history two years ago in the first round at Wimbledon, when he edged...
09:10 AM, Jun 26, 2012