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Berdych loses in 1st round at French Open
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Berdych loses in 1st round at French Open

Published May. 23, 2011 11:34 a.m. ET

French qualifier Stephane Robert rallied from two sets down to upset last year's semifinalist Tomas Berdych in the first round of the French Open on Monday.

Robert beat the 16th-seeded Czech player 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 9-7 after saving a match point in the ninth game of the fifth set.

The 31-year-old Robert matched his best result at a Grand Slam tournament.

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