Berdych Wins Tie Break Tens In Melbourne

The World No. 20 has hit an early jackpot ahead of his 15th Australian Open campaign, winning the fourth edition of the uick-fire version of tennis.

Berdych Tomas Berdych (photo: Tie Break Tens/twitter)

MELBOURNE, January 10 ,2018

Tomas Berdych is the winner of the fourth edition of the Tie Break Tens held for the first time in Melbourne. In the Margaret Court Arena, the 32-year-old Czech won three best of ten points tie-break matches to claim the all $250,000 prize money.

Berdych beat Aussie Nick Kyrgios and Milos Raonic of Canada en route to the final, in which he edged past World No. 1 Rafael Nadal 10-5.

Quarter-finals
Lleyton Hewitt 10-6 Novak Djokovic
Lucas Pouille 1-10 Rafael Nadal
Tomas Berdych 10-8 Nick Kyrgios
Milos Raonic 10-7 Dominic Thiem

Semi-finals
Lleyton Hewitt 11-13 Rafael Nadal
Tomas Berdych 11-9 Milos Raonic

Final
Rafael Nadal 5-10 Tomas Berdych

Tie Break Tens first launched in 2015 when young Briton Kyle Edmund beat top-seeded Andy Murray in a gripping final at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Since then, two further tournaments have been staged in Madrid and Vienna with stars such as Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Grigor Dimitrov, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep and Johanna Konta all vying for huge winner-takes-all prizes.