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Federer weathers huge-hitting Berdych

Roger Federer simply could not match shots with big-bombing Tomas Berdych in the fourth round Down Under. But after falling into an 0-2 hole, the Swiss found his zing and the magic was back.

Updated: January 25, 2009, 12:18 PM ET
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The chase for a 14th Grand Slam is still alive for Roger Federer at the Australian Open, but there's also cause for concern after his 4-6, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over Tomas Berdych in the fourth round.

The setup was not an ideal one for the three-time Melbourne champion -- an afternoon match after playing at night in his previous two rounds, and an opponent with an enormous but erratic game.

Every player feels a bit apprehensive when stepping out ...

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