ATP Halle- Berdych scrapes through while Monfils and Raonic cruise



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ATP Halle- Berdych scrapes through while Monfils and Raonic cruise

After Federer's withdrawl and the tournament director's subsequent meltdown, the actual tournament really got under way today in Halle. The 3 seed Gael Monfils made the quick transition to grass easily, routining qualifier Florent Serra, 6-4, 6-3.

6th seed Florian Mayer had a tough battle with Wild Card Dustin Brown, but was able to come through 6-3 in the third. 8th seed Canadian Milos Raonic eased past Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6-1, and 5th seed Viktor Troicki won 6-2 6-3 over Mischa Zverev.

But the big match was 2 seed Tomas Berdych who had to fight for his life to beat out qualifier Ruben Bemelmans, saving 3 match points in the process. Other results: Andreas Seppi def. (WC) Tommy Haas 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-3
(3) Gael Monfils def.

(Q) Florent Serra 6-4, 6-3
(6) Florian Mayer def. (WC) Dustin Brown 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-3
(8) Milos Raonic def. Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6-1
Daniel Gimeno-Traver def. Andrey Golubev 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-2
Phillip Petzschner def. (LL) Dominik Meffert 6-2, 7-6(5)
(5) Viktor Troicki def. (WC) Mischa Zverev 6-2, 6-3
(2) Tomas Berdych def. (Q) Ruben Bemelmans 5-7, 7-6(8), 6-4