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Kudla US Open Second Round Primer

Aug 30, 2013

Denis Kudla will face a top ten opponent for the third time in his career

Denis Kudla marched on to the second round after he downed Jiri Vesely in a four set nail biter on Tuesday.  No. 5 Tomas Berdych stands between Kudla and the third round.  The two will face off on Louis Armstrong today.  They are the second scheduled match with play commencing at 11:00 AM.  ESPN2 is set to air portions of the match.

Second Round:  Denis Kudla v. Tomas Berdych

Tale of the Tape

Denis Kudla   Tomas Berdych
21 Age 27
5’ 11” Height 6’5”
165 lbs. Weight 200 lbs.
Right-handed Plays Right-handed
104 Ranking 5
$390,271 Career Prize Money $14,986,698

Career Percentages

Denis Kudla   Tomas Berdych
53% First Serve Percentage 58%
60% Break Points Saved 63%
73% Service Games Won 84%
26% First Serve Return Points Won 30%
50% Second Serve Return Pnts. Won 52%
42% Break Points Converted 42%

Previous Meetings

The two have not played each other previously.

First Round Result

Kudla:  Defeated Jiri Vesely, 6-2, 6-2, 6-7(6-8), 7-5.

Berdych:  Defeated Paolo Lorenzi, 6-1. 6-4, 6-1.

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