03/10 00:52 CDT 4th-seeded Tomas Berdych falls in Indian Wells
4th-seeded Tomas Berdych falls in Indian Wells
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) --- Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut knocked out Tomas
Berdych in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, beating the fourth-seeded
Czech 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday.
Berdych had won 11 matches in a row in February and is 16-4 this year.
"He really handled the tough situation today really well," Berdych said. "But
secondly, more important to me, anything I touched today was basically bad and
was wrong. So really, just to recap it, definitely my worst match that I had
this year. That's it, you know."
Two-time tournament champion Novak Djokovic, seeded second, was a 7-6 (1), 6-2
winner over Victor Hanescu of Romania in their second-round match.
"I was not very happy with my performance but it was a straight set win,"
Djokovic said. "I'm going to have to work very hard on the practice court to
In women's play, second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska coasted into the fourth
round with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Annika Beck of Germany; 19-year-old Eugenie
Bouchard of Canada beat ninth-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-3; and 2011
champion Caroline Wozniacki topped qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan
7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-1. In the late match, No. 7 seed Jelena Jankovic overcame back
problems to defeat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-3, 6-2.
Sixth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro withdrew because of ligament damage in his
left wrist. The Argentine player also pulled out of the Dubai tournament last
Ninth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France also dropped out, falling 6-4, 6-4 to
countryman Julien Benneteau.
John Isner, the No. 12 seed and the only remaining American from the original
14-man contingent, advanced with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over Russia's Nikolay
Davydenko. Isner, slowed by an ankle injury earlier this season, said he feels
good physically and mentally.
"It's a situation that's very good for me," the 6-foot-10 former University of
Georgia player said. "In the U.S., (on a) hard court that bounces high and
pretty slow, and have the fans on my side, I can't ask for anything more. All
the surroundings bode extremely well for me. So I'm in a good place."
He said he wasn't concerned about upholding American honor, either.
"No, I don't," he said. "I guess yesterday wasn't a great day for our American
men. But, you know, selfishly, I'm just worried about myself, really. I
certainly want all those guys to do well. But at the same time, it's not my
concern at all. My concern is myself and just trying to keep moving forward and
keep getting better and get back to where I want to be."