Czech tennis superstar, Tomas Berdych has made it into the second round of the 2019 ATP Open Sud de France. At this stage of the tournament, Tomas Berdych will play local player, Pierre-Hugues Herbert from France.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert had a big win in the previous round as he beat the number 3 seed, Denis Shapovalov in straight sets. During the win, Herbert served exceptionally well as he won over 70% of his service points which resulted in him winning 92% of his service games. It has been a strong start to 2019 for Pierre-Hugues Herbert as the Frenchman won the doubles event at the Australian Open prior to this tournament. Pierre-Hugues Herbert is playing at home and the crowd has supported him greatly throughout the tournament.
On the other side of the court, Tomas Berdych won his previous match in 3 sets. It was a close contest but Berdych managed to break in the final set to get the overall victory. 2019 has been a very strong year for Tomas Berdych as he played well at the Australian Open while finishing second at the ATP Qatar Open. In 2019 Tomas Berdych currently has a singles record of 10-2 which is very impressive and it shows the form the Czech player currently has. As far as the Open Sud de France is concerned, Berdych has a very strong record at this event as he won in 2012.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Tomas Berdych have played once in the past. The match was played earlier this season at the Qatar Open where Tomas Berdych won in straight sets.
With everything taken into notice, I am going to pick Tomas Berdych to win this match. Berdych has recently beaten Herbert and the confidence change from that win will have an impact of this fixture. Furthermore, Berdych has the experience of winning this title in the past. With all that in mind, I see Tomas Berdych making his second ATP final of 2019.