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Roger Federer beaten at US Open in New York by Tomas Berdych

Updated: Thursday, 06 Sep 2012 13:34 | Comments

Roger Federer was beaten in four sets by Tomas Berdych
Roger Federer was beaten in four sets by Tomas Berdych

Tomas Berdych sensationally upset world number one Roger Federer to set up a US Open semi-final against Andy Murray.

It was a performance of sustained brilliance from the sixth seed as he handed Federer his earliest defeat at Flushing Meadows since 2003.

Federer had never lost in 23 night-session matches at the US Open while Berdych had never played one until Wednesday night, but the conditions were certainly to his liking as he powered to a 7-6 (7/1) 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory.

The Czech said: "It couldn't be better. There is no better feeling than to play my first night session against Roger and be able to beat him.

"There is no better moments than this. I really enjoyed it. The crowd were great and I'm really looking forward to the next one."

Berdych had played very well in his run to the quarter-finals but still went into the match as a big underdog, even though he had beaten Federer in their last grand slam meeting at Wimbledon two years ago.

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