Result: Berdych comfortably defeats Ramos

Tomas Berdych
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Tomas Berdych comfortably progresses into the second round of the Australian Open, defeating Albert Ramos.

Albert Ramos gave Tomas Berdych an early scare before the gulf in class began to show, leading to a comfortable 7-5 6-4 6-2 6-3 win for the Czech in the first round of the Australian Open.

The first set played out fairly evenly before Berdych took the advantage over Ramos with a 7-5 win.

The Spaniard surprisingly fought back to take the second set 6-4.

However, the Czech - rated as number seven in the world - began to exert his dominance on the game by taking the third set 6-2.

Berdych took the final set 6-3 with ease and progressed into the second round of the Australian Open.

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