MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer has swept apart Tomas Berdych 7-6 (1), 6-Three, 6-Four to achieve his 14th semifinal on the Australian Open.
The 36-year-old Federer additionally grew to become the oldest man to achieve the semifinals at Melbourne Park since Ken Rosewall did it in 1977 at age 42 and the oldest man to advance to the ultimate 4 at any main since Jimmy Connors on the 1991 U.S. Open at age 39.
Federer, the No. 2 seed and defending champion, has now crushed Berdych for the 20th time in his profession. He hasn’t misplaced to the Czech veteran since Dubai in 2013.
Federer, who hasn’t dropped a set but within the match, subsequent faces South Korea’s Hyeon Chung for a spot within the last.