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History did not offer much encouragement for Tomas Berdych in his pursuit of conquering defending champion Roger Federer in their Australian Open quarterfinal appointment on Wednesday night.
As hard as he tried, the Czech couldn’t counter his fate against the second-seeded Federer, who won their 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4 encounter.
Berdych actually had the first advantage in the match, as well as two set points in the first. He had one serving at 5-3, and one with Federer serving in the 12th game, but couldn’t convert either opportunity.
Once Federer was into the first set tiebreaker, his mojo kicked in. From there it was the same old story: Federer wins, Berdych loses.
In the end, it was just another one of their all-about-Federer outings.
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