Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych of the UAE Royals returns a shot to Australia's Nick Kyrgios of the Singapore Slammers during their men's singles match in the International Premier Tennis League Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena in suburban P
Bullit Marquez
January 05, 2016

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Third-seeded Tomas Berdych advanced to the second round of the Qatar Open by beating Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 7-5, 6-4 on Tuesday.

The sixth-ranked Czech reached the Qatar Open final last year, losing to David Ferrer of Spain.

Berdych struggled with his first serve against Stahovsky, but he only dropped serve once and faced only two break points.

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