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.
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.
"I didn't want to start too aggressive from the first game, but it looks like that I got the chance from the first point already," said Berdych. "Then I just took the chance and was trying to pushing him as hard as I can."
As Roger Federer continues his quest to tie Pete Sampras' record of 14 Grand Slam singles titles, our crack staff at the Australian Open keeps a sharp eye on his progress.
Kamakshi Tandon is a freelance tennis writer for ESPN.com.
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2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Women's singles: Serena Williams, United States
Rafael Nadal, Spain
Men's doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan, United States
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi, India
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