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Berdych 500: Czech earns milestone win to make Dubai Championships quarterfinals

  • Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Simone Bolelli of Italy during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Simone Bolelli of Italy during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Simone Bolelli of Italy during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Simone Bolelli of Italy during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

  • Andy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball to Joao Sousa of Spain during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Andy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball to Joao Sousa of Spain during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

Tomas Berdych became the eighth active ATP player to post 500 career wins when he beat Simone Bolelli of Italy 7-6 (7), 5-7, 6-0 at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.

"It feels great," Berdych said. "I need to make sure I keep my body fresh so I can make another 500."

Third-seeded Andy Murray also moved into the quarterfinals off of a swift 6-0, 6-2 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal.