Tomas Berdych
Tomas Berdych will reach only his fourth semi-final of a Grand Slam event if he beats Ernests Gulbis.Getty Images

Tomas Berdych and Ernests Gulbis battle it out for a place in the semi-final of the 2014 Roland Garros on Tuesday at Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Where to Watch Live

The game is scheduled to start at 3pm BST. Live coverage will be on ITV 4, British Eurosport or British Euro Sport 2. Radio commentary, regular updates and live scores are available on Roland Garros' official website.


Berdych sealed his place in the quarterfinal of the 2014 French Open at the expense of his John Isner on Sunday. The sixth seed Czech Republican took 112 minutes to register a, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, victory against the fifth victory against the 29-year-old in overall meetings.

Gulbis, on the other hand, conjured the second biggest upset of the tournament in Men's singles by pulling off a shock victory Roger Federer in a game lasting a staggering 222 minutes.

Holding a 1-2 record in overall meetings against the 17-time Grand Slam winner, the 18th seed lost the first se, 6-7(5-7), in the tiebreaker before racing into a shock 2-1 lead winning the second and third set, 7-6 (3), 6-2, respectively.

The Swiss maestro looked in no mood to quit as he took the fourth set, 6-4, forcing a decider. But the 25-year-old looked the fresher of the two players as he knocked Federer out before the quarterfinal for the first time in 10 years by clinching the set, 6-3.

Berdych and Gulbis are facing each other for the seventh time in their careers. The former has reached the semi-final of the clay courts in Paris only once in his career while the Latvian made it to the last eight of this tournament only for the second time.

Ernests Gulbis
Ernests Gulbis denied Roger Federer his 10th straight quarterfinal in French Open.Getty Images

The winner of this clash looks poised to face one of the tournament's favourites in world no 2, Novak Djokovic, who is in action against ninth ranked Milos Raonic on Court Philippe Chatrier.

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Berdych holds a 4-2 lead over Gulbis in overall meetings. The duo have clashed once in a Grand Slam event where the former clinched his second victory against the Czech.

Berdych holds a 3-2 lead in the last five meetings against Gulbis.

Roland Garros History

Berdych and Gulbis have never faced each other in Paris.

What They Say

Ernests Gulbis: "It's the biggest win of my career. Sorry I had to win. I know how everyone likes Roger. It was a tough match but this is sport. I've been playing very well in France. I won tournaments in Marseille and Nice, hopefully Paris is the next one. For my confidence and just for me as a tennis player, a five-set win over Roger Federer, it's really big. Hopefully it's going to change me that I become more confident about myself, you know, on a tennis court."