1 Jul 2010

Federer stunned by Berdych in Wimbledon quarters

6:07 am on 1 July 2010

The six times Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has been stunned by the crisp-hitting Czech Thomas Berdych in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.

Federer was simply outplayed by his 24 year old opponent who won the match 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-4, consigning the top seed to his earliest defeat at Wimbledon since 2002, and he's the first Czech to reach the semi-finals since Ivan Lendl in 1990.

It was Berdych's third career win over Federer, and the 12th seed will play Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals after the Serb won his quarter-final against Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun in straight sets.

Venus Williams tournament got worse last night. After her shock singles loss yesterday, she and her sister Serena, top seeds for the doubles, have been eliminated in the quarter-finals by the Russian pair Elena Vesnina and Vera Zvonareva.