Australian Open: Tomas Berdych edges into quarter finals

The world number six won 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (15/13) to set up a clash against the winner of the fourth-round match to be played later Sunday between top-seeded Serb Novak Djokovic and Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka.

updated: January 20, 2013 16:06 IST
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Melbourne: Powerful Czech Tomas Berdych moved into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday with a straight-sets victory over South African Kevin Anderson.

The world number six defeated Anderson 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (15/13) in 2hr 44min to set up a clash against top-seeded Serb Novak Djokovic or Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka, who meet later on Sunday.

Berdych survived a nerve-racking tiebreaker in which Anderson had five set points.

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