Australian Open: Federer beats Berdych to reach semi-finals

ANI | Updated: Jan 24, 2018 16:56 IST

Melbourne [Australia], Jan 24 (ANI): Roger Federer was in a dictatorial form in overcoming Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open quarter-finals in Melbourne.

The world number two and defending champion Federer reached his 14th Australian Open semi-final with a straight-sets victory 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 6-4 in the Rod Laver Arena.

It was their 10th meeting at Grand Slams and an eighth win for the Swiss player.

Federer had not dropped a set in his first four matches but was uncharacteristically lagging at the start as Berdych took a 3-0 lead in the first set.

Federer will now face unseeded 21-year-old Hyeon Chung of South Korea in the last four on Friday. (ANI)