Result: Tomas Berdych ousts Kei Nishikori in Monaco

Result: Berdych overcomes Nishikori in Monaco
© PA Photos
Tomas Berdych will face Andy Murray in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after overcoming Kei Nishikori in three sets.

Tomas Berdych has claimed a spot in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after defeating Kei Nishikori 2-6 6-2 6-4 in a tough third-round battle.

The Japanese 22-year-old dominated the early stages of the third-round contest by storming to a 6-2 win in the first set, courtesy of a number of powerful and precise shots on the clay court.

The second set was not as simple for the number 12 seed as Berdych managed to keep composed and hold his serve, with neither opponent able to force a breakthrough in the early games.

World number seven Berdych was the first to snatch the break of serve in the second set but Nishikori managed to eventually break back, keeping the contest tight.

The Czech pro forced through the breakthrough, which allowed him to push forward and clinch victory.

Berdych will face Andy Murray in the quarter-finals after the Scotsman's opponent Julien Benneteau retired due to a wrist and ankle injury suffered by the Frenchman.

Andy Murray
Read Next:
Result: Murray progresses as Benneteau retires
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account