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Berdych beats Anderson
- Updated: May 9, 2012
Kevin Anderson’s role in the Mutua Madrid Open is over after he crashed out in the second round on Tuesday.
Unseeded for this tournament, Anderson went down in straight sets to sixth seed Tomas Berdych.
Playing on the Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Court Anderson was out after 1hr 20min of action.
Anderson had seven aces up his sleeve but the Czech Republic player had four more and has only two double faults compared to Anderson’s four.
Berdych had just about all the service statistics in his favour as well (69% first serve percentage compared to 64% by Anderson). He won 83% of points on his first serve compared to 72% by Anderson and they shared second serve points won (50%).
Berdych broke the tall South African’s service on two occasions while Anderson was unable to carve an opening in his opponent’s service. Berdych now goes on to play either Russia’s Igor Andreev or 12th seeded Frenchman Gael Monfils in the third round.