And again, Tomas Berdych was allowed to slam some balls into the audience after a victory at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. It has almost become a routine job for the Czech, who defeated Mischa Zverev in the opening round: 7-5, 6-3.
'’It almost feels like a home match here,’’ said Tomas Berdych, who is present in Rotterdam Ahoy for the eleventh time. '’I love this tournament and like to come back every year. It is very well organized, because the facilities for the players are great. The centre court being the highlight.’’ Berdych slowly came out of the starting blocks against the German service volleyball player. '’Mischa Zverev is just a tough opponent who likes to play indoors. I gradually got better and better in my rhythm. I am pleased with this good victory. It is at least a good start of the tournament.