Berdych sets up Federer clash

Berdych sets up Federer clash

British second seed Murray, who was on a 17-match winning run, was two points from victory at 5-5 in the second set tiebreak but Berdych kept his composure to set up a meeting with Roger Federer who beat Juan Monaco 6-3, 7-5.

World number four Federer, who outclassed Richard Gasquet 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday, found himself trailing 3-1 in the opening set but the Swiss 16-times Grand Slam champion reeled off five games in a row to take the lead. He was made to wait in the second set, breaking only in the 11th game before wrapping it up with an ace.
World number one Novak Djokovic pulled out with a shoulder injury before his quarterfinal match against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the sixth seed, who will take on either American John Isner or Spaniard David Ferrer.

Murray staved off three break points early on, then stole Berdych's serve on his second opportunity with a powerful passing winner in the seventh game. Berdych then saved seven set points, but Murray bagged the opener on his service game on his ninth attempt with a fine crosscourt forehand winner.

Berdych's forehand began to fire in the second set and he sent down some sizzling returns to move 3-0 ahead. A bout of nerves, however, cost him a break just as he served to level the tie at 5-3, but the Czech regained his composure in the tiebreak which he won 7-5.

Murray's frustration boiled over in the third set with one rant at the umpire after Berdych was awarded new balls, while facing two break points. Berdych broke decisively in the ninth game of the deciding set when Murray served a double fault just as the clock ticked past the three-hour mark.  He followed up on serve, ending the contest after three hours 12 minutes on his second match point when Murray sent a forehand wide.