Roger Federer surges into Australian Open semi-final with three-set annihilation of Tomas Berdych

ROGER FEDERER surged on to the semi finals as Tomas Berdych blew it once more – or did he?

Federer recovered brilliantly from a sluggish begin to win 7-6 6-three 6-four towards almost-man Berdych, who has struggled to impose his massive recreation on tennis’ Huge 4.

 Roger Federer points the way to the semi-finals as he advances in the Australian Open

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Reigning champion Federer got here into the match with a 19-6 report towards the Czech, who has by no means gained a Grand Slam regardless of greater than a decade on the prime of the sport.

When Berdych, now 32, took a three-zero and 5-2 lead within the opening set, it appeared potential he would change the story.

Federer even appeared rattled when he argued with the umpire a few glitch with Hawk-Eye.

However Berdych did not convert a set level when serving for it at 5-three and once more within the following recreation, earlier than slumping to a 7-1 reverse within the tiebreak.

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Federer and Berdych have been neck and neck within the second till the Swiss, gunning for the twentieth Slam title of his profession, broke serve within the eight recreation and sealed a two-set lead with little fuss.

Berdych was not doing a lot improper, because the unforced error rely confirmed.

However at one level Federer had hit greater than 3 times as many winners, forty six to his opponent's 15.

So maybe it was simply one other case of Federer being too good for anybody, not simply Berdych.

The Czech stored on preventing however a single break of serve was sufficient for Federer to win one other match in straight units.

The 36 yr previous stays on target to match in Australia his achievement at Wimbledon 2017 of profitable the title with out dropping a set.

Maybe one of the brand new era, semi- remaining opponent Hyeon Chung, will do what acquainted foe Berdych as soon as extra was unable to perform.

 The two tennis stars embrace at the net in what was a comfortable passage through for Federer

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ROGER FEDERER surged on to the semi finals as Tomas Berdych blew it once more – or did he?

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