Fourth seed Tomas Berdych (pictured) lost to Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Indian Wells, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Fourth seed Tomas Berdych was a surprising second-round loser Sunday at the $4.72 million BNP Paribas Open, the first Masters 1000 event of the year.
Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut pulled off the upset, rallying for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory. Bautista Agut was a point away from leading 4-1 in the decisive set before the Czech battled back. The world No. 53 broke Berdych's serve for the fifth time in the match at 4-4.
Berdych last dropped an opening match at a Masters 1000 tournament in Montreal in 2009. He was coming off a loss to Roger Federer in last week's Dubai final, a setback that ended a career-best 11-match winning streak.