Djokovic and Thiem stunned at Australian Open, Federer eases through
08:23, Jan 25, 2018
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"In tough conditions, you have to have quick ideas and execute very well and I think he did that well".
In the semi-final on Friday, Federer will meet the unseeded South Korean Hyeon Chung, who earlier beat American Tennys Sandgren 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3 to make South Korea's first ever Grand Slam semi-final.
As Federer began to find those attractive backhand strokes, it put Berdych on the backfoot and he began making mistakes. "I'm just trying to find the feeling back I had like 2016", said Kerber, who will return to the top 10 in the world rankings.
After such an encouraging start, it was an all-too-familiar story for Berdych, the No.19 seed suffering a ninth successive defeat against the domineering 19-time grand slam champion. The 21-year-old wobbled when serving out the match, squandering a 40-0 lead and seeing a total of five match points disappear into a cloudless sky as world number 97 Sandgren battled gamely. I won a couple of slams past year. For once however, the crowd at Melbourne Park bore witness to a furious Federer letting the chair umpire know exactly how he felt during his quarter-final match against Tomas Berdych.
Things might have been different had Berdych converted his fine start into the opening set, as he probably should have.
Sandgren threatened to break back immediately, but Chung dug deep to save two break points before squandering three of his own in the following game.
The crunch seemed to come in the third game, when a forehand error from Berdych gave Federer the break for 2-1.
Federer was rarely troubled thereafter as he clinched a 7-6 (7/1) 6-3 6-4 triumph.
Sandgren later pondered if he could be dreaming, but he must now prepare for a quarter-final against Chung in which the ATP rankings suggest he should at least have a fighting chance.
The American could have folded after Thiem rescued the match in a gripping fourth-set tiebreak in which he showed nerves of steel to go for big shots at big stages - and make them.
After successive first-round exits, top-seeded Simona Halep is going deep into the draw at this year's Australian Open, advancing to the quarterfinals by beating Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-2.
The defending champion did not require his dazzling best against 80th-ranked Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in his first match scheduled during the day session but still emerged a comfortable 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-2 victor.
Halep has a 5-1 record against Pliskova, including a semi-final victory at last year's French Open.
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