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Wimbledon men - Quarter-final - Men

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
Czech RepublicT Berdych6366-
SwitzerlandR Federer4614-

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  1. 15:47 - Next up for Berdych will be Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals on Friday

  2. 4-6 - WINNER! AND THIS TIME BERDYCH DOES WIN THE MATCH! An inside out forehand winner that beats Federer for pace lands about a foot inside the corner. And that's it the defending champion is out of Wimbledon

  3. 40-Ad - Wow! Federer squanders the break point by dumping a forehand return of serve (off a second serve) into the net. That was tame. And another forehand long from Federer hands Berdych a SECOND MATCH POINT ...

  4. Ad-40 - Federer saves it by pushing Berdych wide and putting an easy backhand volley into the open court before earning himself a break back point when Berdych slips on the baseline going for a ball he admittedly had already hit. And it lands wide

  5. 30-40 - A huge inside out forehand winner across court starts the game in a winning fashion. But an inside out forehand wide into the same poisiotn and a backhand passing shot winner from Federer put the world number two in control. Berdych just, literally just sneaks a backhand volley onto the line (and it even raises a smile from him it was that close) before he brings up a FIRST MATCH POINT with his first first serve of the game ...

  6. 4-5 - Ouch again! Federer slaps a forehand well long of the baseline to allow Berdych a 15-30 lead against serve. He quickly recovers with an ace down the centre of the court and an ace out wide to bring up a game point. Another wide forehand allows Berdych to level at deuce but again Federer recovers with a couple of huge serves to hold and force Berdych to step up and serve for it after the change of ends

  7. 3-5 - Ouch! Federer slaps a forehand return of serve well long of the baseline to help Berdych to a 40-30 lead on serve before the Czech player comes up with an ace and an unreturnable at 137mph to leave Federer serving to stay in this match

  8. 3-4 - BREAK! A wide forehand from Federer hands Berdych another break point. Federer saves it with a very impressive second serve that Berdych can only return long but the Czech player is handed a second chance when Federer hits a backhand wide down the line ... And this time Berdych gets it with a blistering forehand shot that dips and forces Federer into a forehand volley that lands well wide in the tramlines

  9. 3-3 - Ouch! Back-to-back double faults from Berdych hand Federer three break points. The czech 12th seed saves the first with an unreturnable first serve down the centre of the court and the second with a forehand winner down the line after a serve out wide. And he saves the third with a backhand drop shot volley dinked across court . But an inside out forehand into the net gives Fed a fourth chance. This one he saves with an ace and Berdych goes on to hold when Fed slices a backhand long

  10. 3-2 - It is Berdych that earns the first break point of this set as he races into the net and apparently just rattles Federer enough that the world number two dumps a forehand into the net. But it just goes begging when a reactionary backhand catches the top of the net and just drops short. And Federer goes on to hold with a couple of huge first serves and a yell of "come on"

  11. 2-2 - Berdych comes through another tough service game, holding from deuce with another unreturnable serve down the centre of the court. He still hasn't had to face a break point in this set but Federer is definitely lurking and ready to pounce and get back in this match with a break

  12. 2-1 - Federer holds to 15 with the minimum of fuss as Berdych's attempted forehand return down the line, off the serve out wide, wide. The world number two keeps his nose in front in this fourth set

  13. 1-1 - Federer pushes Berdych to deuce before the Czech stutters to a service hold with a forehand winner down the line (from inside the baseline) and a big forehand that the world number two can only return long, also off the forehand wing

  14. 1-0 - Berdych grabs the first point of the set with a cracking forehand passing shot down the line. But Federer quickly bounces back with four straight points to hold wiith a forehand approach shot winner

  15. 1-6 - SET! Three great first serves that Federer cannot return hand Berdych three set points. He thinks he's sealed it with an ace out wide. The ball is called out but Berdych challenges. And sure enough he has sealed the third set with an ace out wide!

  16. 1-5 - BREAK! A yell of annoyance from Berdych as he slices a backhand approach shot into the net after consecuive forehands long to really let Federer off the hook at 30-30. But Berdych gets a little lucky as he frames a sliced backhand drop shot that then crawls over the net. Federer hands him a break point when he sends a backhand passing shot well wide into the tramlines. And Berdych does get the double break when he absolutely batters a backhand return of serve winner straight down the line

  17. 1-4 - Berdych looks like he's cruising towards another love service hold before a forehand winner across court from Federer and forehand errors on consecutive points from Berdych see Federer level at deuce. But a big forehand well wide across court from Federer followed by a forehand long from the world number two mean Berdych does go on to hold and maintain his break lead

  18. 1-3 - Better from Federer as he holds to love with a first serve out wide and then a forehand winner down the line behind the rapidly recovering Berdych

  19. 0-3 - Wow! What a shift in momentum as Berdych holds to love, for the fourth time in the match, to consolidate the break as Federer slaps a backhand return of serve across court into the net. Again Berdych shows his range as he fires across a couple of huge forehand winners before dinking a sliced forehand drop shot over the net

  20. 0-2 - BREAK! Berdych earns himself an early break point as he drills a vicious forehand down the line and into the corner for a winner. And he gets it when Federer hits a low backhand passing shot into the net after a great sliced backhand approach shot from the Czech

  21. 14:28 - It's looking increasingly likely that the winner of this clash will face third seed Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals on Friday as just a few minutes ago the Serb took a two sets to love lead against Lu over on Court 1. To keep yourself updated on that clash as it progresses you can click here!

  22. 0-1 - A very good hold for Berdych as he takes it to 30 with an ace out wide and a then when Federer sends a backhand long of the baseline after a heavy forehand from the Czech

  23. 6-3 - SET! Federer comes up with an angled second serve at 30-30 that Berdych can only return long. It brings up a second set point for the world number two. And this time he takes it - a big serve out wide seeing Berdych hit a backhand return into the net. We are all square now on Centre Court

  24. 5-3 - Berdych looks like he is cruising towards a love service hold before a forehand drop shot winner, a blistering backhand across court and a backhand passing shot winner across court allow Federer back into it at deuce. And a forehand into the net, meant for down the line, hand Federer a first set point. It goes begging though when Fed sends a backhand return into the net and Berdych goes on to hold after finding two crucial first serves. Federer will serve for the set

  25. 5-2 - Federer holds to love when Berdych sends a running forehand wide down the line at full stretch. And the Czech player will have to serve to stay in this set after the change of ends

  26. 4-2 - Berdych saves a break point with a great first serve that Federer can only return wide, before earning himself a game point with an ace out wide. And he goes on to take it with a backhand winner down the line that lands right on the sideline. Credit to Berdych who looks like he is determined not to give this set away and hand Federer the momentum

  27. 4-1 - Federer holds to 15 when Berdych sends a running forehand wide down the line after taking it low and trying to hit around the net post

  28. 3-1 - Much better this time around as Berdych holds to love with a huge forehand winner across court from the middle of the court, followed by a huge first serve that Federer can only return wide across court on the off-forehand

  29. 3-0 - Federer comes up with an ace to earn himself a game point from deuce. Berdych quickly snatches the chance away with a cross court forehand winner but Federer sets up another game point with a forehand sliced drop shot (disguised well) and a big serve out wide that Berdych can only return wide down the line. So Federer holds to consolidate the break but Berdych is clearly not done battling in this set - that was a tough hold for Federer

  30. 2-0 - BREAK! A tense game from Berdych as he slaps down a double fault and a cross court forehand into the net on consecutive points from 15-15 to hand Federer two break points ... And the top seed only needs the one as Berdych is forced into a low forehand volley that sits up and allows Federer, an admittedly very good, whipped forehand cross court passing shot winner

  31. 1-0 - Federer holds for the opening game of the second set, finding an ace out wide and a big serve down the centre of the court (that Berdych can only return into the net) to recover from a potential spot of bother at 30-30

  32. 13:47 - Over on Court 1, third seed Novak Djokovic has taken the first set 6-3 from unseeded Lu Yen-Hsun. The winner of that clash will face the winner of this clash in Friday's semi-final. You can keep up to date on that match by clicking here!

  33. 4-6 - SET! Berych drops the first point when he puts an attempted backhand cross court passing shot into the net. But he quickly recovers with a body serve and consecutive forehand winners to bring up two set points ... He only needs the one though as a huge first serve results in Federer hitting well wide. And that's the set for Berdych

  34. 4-5 - Federer gets a little lucky, twice, as he hits a forehand into the top of the tape and watches as it bounces over for a drop shot winner, and then on the next point sees the same happen with a backhand. That seals a hold to 15 for the world number two and forces Berdych to serve out this first set after the change of ends

  35. 3-5 - Wow! A serve and forehand volley, a huge second serve (challenging the first second serve call) down the centre of the court and consecutive aces (one out wide and one down the centre of the court) and that consolidates the break in emphatic fashion as Berdych holds to love. Federer will serve to stay in this set

  36. 3-4 - BREAK! A forehand into the net from Federer and a sweet backhand passing shot from Berdych see the Czech player grab a 0-30 lead against the world number two's serve. Federer's serve comes to his rescue as he levels up when consecutive Berdych returns end in the net. But another forehand into the net hand Berdych a first break point of the match. And he gets it when Federer slices a backhand long of the baseline

  37. 3-3 - Another tough game for Berdych as he allows Federer to level up at deuce when he sends a backhand just long down the line. But two quick points, the first when Federer hits a forehand into the net and a second when Berdych comes up with a cracking first serve, seed the Czech player hold and level up once again

  38. 3-2 - Federer races through another service hold as Berdych sends a series of balls to the Federer backhand - not sure that was entirely deliberate as Federer fires them away for winners before coming up with a great first serve that Berdych can only return into the net

  39. 2-2 - Berdych comes through a tougher service game this time around, holding from deuce when Federer hits forehands long on consecutive points. And we remain on serve in the early stages

  40. 2-1 - More comfortable from Federer this time around as he holds to love with a spot of serve and volley; coming in behind his first serve to thump a forehand volley right on to the baseline that beats the scrambling Berdych for pace

  41. 1-1 - In comparison Berdych gets off to the perfect start on serve, holding to love as Federer struggles to find any kind of range on his returns sending three long and one into the net

  42. 1-0 - A tight opening game from Federer as he holds from deuce with a stunning backhand reaction volley winner across court and a forehand winner down the line after running around the ball. He also found his first ace in that game

  43. 0-0 - Federer won the spin of the coin and chose to serve first, so it will be the world number two to get this clash underway ...

  44. 12:50 - But playing Federer on the hard courts of Miami is a different prospect altogether to playing him on the Wimbledon grass and you get the feeling that the Czech 12th seed will need to get off to a good start if he is to get anything out of this match today

  45. 12:44 - The Czech player is high on confidence, having reached the semi-finals of the French Open last month before being beaten by Robin Soderling in five sets.

  46. 12:43 - These two have met each other 10 times before with Federer winning an overwhelming eight of those matches. However, importantly for Berdych one of his two victories came in their last meeting, which was at the Miami Masters earlier this year

  47. 12:32 - Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage from this quarter-final clash between defending champion and top seed Roger Federer and Czech 12th seed Tomas Berdych

Roger Federer

Nationality SUI
Date of Birth 08/08/1981
Height 1.85 m
Weight 85 kg

Tomáš Berdych

Nationality CZE
Date of Birth 17/09/1985
Height 1.96 m
Weight 91 kg

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