Berdych into quarters at Rogers Cup

August 11, 2011 03:11 PM
MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 11: Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic serves to Ivo Karlovic of Croatia during the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium.

MONTREAL (AP) --  Tomas Berdych is the first player to reach the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup.

The seventh-seeded Czech downed Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-3, 7-6 (2) in a match featuring tall, hard-serving players.

Berdych is 6-foot-5, while Karlovic is 6-foot-10.

It is the second year in a row that Berdych has reached the Rogers Cup quarters.

He'll play the winner of a match later between Ivan Dodig and Janko Tipsarovic.

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic will play Marin Cilic later in the afternoon.