Tomas Berdych looks to go deeper at Australian Open

Berdych, who was runner-up to Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2010, has not been beyond two quarter-final appearances in Melbourne and gets his chance with world number four Nadal missing to go further in this year's tournament.

updated: January 16, 2013 11:06 IST
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Melbourne: Czech fifth seed Tomas Berdych swept into the third round of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Frenchman Guillaume Rufin on Wednesday.

Berdych, coming off the Czech Republic's Davis Cup victory over Spain in Prague last November, was too strong for the 92nd-ranked Rufin, winning 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in exactly 2hrs.

He was in little bother breaking Rufin's service six times and hitting 30 winners to 19.

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  • Tomas Berdych
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  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
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