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Berdych wins at ABN Amro
Tomas Berdych from Czech Republic returns a Ball against Ivo Minar from Czech Republic, during the Ebel European Junior U-18 Championships 18 and under in Klosters, Switzerland ond Sunday, July, 28, 2002. Minar won the final with 6:4, 6:2. (AP Photo/Keystone/Juergen Staiger)
February 10, 2014, 12:37 pm

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Andreas Seppi of Italy for the fifth time in a row 6-3, 6-3 to open his account at the ABN Amro tournament on Monday.

Berdych, coming off a semifinal run at the Australian Open and Davis Cup win over the Netherlands, didn't face a break-point.

A semifinalist two years ago here, he will play the winner of an all-French faceoff between Gilles Simon and Nicolas Mahut.

Fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga played Florian Mayer of Germany late Monday.

Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro and Wimbledon champ Andy Murray - a last-minute wild card addition as second seed - will appear on Wednesday.

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