Tomas Berdych takes on Milos Raonic in the semi-final of the BNP Paribas Masters 2014 at the Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy, in Paris on Saturday. The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm IST but there is no live telecast available in Indian subcontinent. However, free Live streaming will be available on Star Sports’ official website while real-time score updates and additional live streaming links will be available on ATP’s official website. You can also watch the repeat telecast of the match on Ten Sports (3:30 am IST) and on Ten HD (5:00 am IST).
Berdych was pitted against Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinal in what was their 12th meeting in all competitions. The 29-year-old Czech Republican was forced to come from a set down to seal his place in the last four; with their match lasting two hours and 34 minutes. The World number 5 lost the first set in tie breaker but showed enough composure to bounce back and trump the South African, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4.
In the other quarterfinal which was the quickest to conclude among the four matches, Raonic was taking on Roger Federer, with a place in the upcoming Barclays ATP World Tour Finals up for grabs. Aware that the Swiss Maestro is chasing Novak Djokovic’s number one spot in world rankings, the 23-year-old produced one of the biggest upset by defeating the 17-time Grand Slam champion, 7-6 (5), 7-5, in straight sets.
Berdych and Roanic have faced each other just four times in the past where the Canadian has triumphed on two occasions. The winner of the first semi-final will face the winner between Djokovic and Kei Nishikori (the second semi-final is scheduled to commence at 9:30 pm IST) in the final on Sunday.
Route to semi-final
First Round: Bye
Second Round: 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-2 vs Adrian Mannarino
Third Round: 7-5, 6-3 vs Feliciano Lopez
Quarterfinal: 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4 vs Kevin Anderson
First Round: Bye
Second Round: 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (4) vs Jack Sock
Third Round: 7-5, 7-6 (7) vs Roberto Bautista Agut
Fourth Round: 7-6 (5, 7-5 vs Roger Federer