Berdych Ends Losing Streak, Moves Into Stuttgart QFs | ATP World Tour

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Tomas Berdych snaps a five-match losing streak, overcoming Benoit Paire to reach the quarter-finals in Stuttgart.

The Czech could face another former Wimbledon finalist, Raonic

Tomas Berdych snapped a five-match losing streak on Thursday, defeating Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-6(3), 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals at the MercedesCup.

The No. 3 seed had not lost five consecutive matches since the end of 2004 through the beginning of 2005, when he dropped six in a row. At the time, the Czech was just 19 years old. But he bounced back on the Stuttgart grass, dropping just six first-serve points and saving the only break point he faced to move past the World No. 47. 

Berdych showed good form early in the season, reaching at least the quarter-finals at three of his first four tournaments. The 2010 Wimbledon finalist, who has reached the semi-finals at the grass-court Grand Slam in back-to-back years, will face 2016 Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic or Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in the next round. Berdych seeks his first ATP World Tour title since the Shenzhen Open in 2016.

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