Berdych to play Wawrinka in U.S. Open fourth round

Sunday, September 01, 2013 /by
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NEW YORK (AP)—Fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych played his third-round match on the Grandstand, the third-largest stadium at the U.S. Open.

In a sport dominated by four players, Berdych is easily overlooked. But he is cruising so far at Flushing Meadows, where he reached the semifinals last year after beating Roger Federer.

The Czech routed No. 31-seeded Julien Benneteau 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday and has yet to drop a set at this year's U.S. Open.

Berdych, who lost to Rafael Nadal in the 2010 Wimbledon final, will face ninth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka in the round of 16.

Wawrinka beat Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (7).

Bob and Mike Bryan were down a set and a break against unseeded Canadians Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil in their third-round doubles match before rallying for a 6-7 (1), 7-5, 6-2 victory.

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