Novak Djokovic eases past Tomas Berdych

Coming from a marathon 5-hour match, Djokovic eased to an uneventful win in two and a half hours.

updated: January 22, 2013 19:42 IST
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Melbourne: Novak Djokovic bounced back from a marathon five-setter just 48 hours earlier as he skated into the Australian Open semi-finals with a untroubled win over Tomas Berdych on Tuesday.

The Serbian world number one, chasing a hat-trick of Australian crowns, showed no ill-effects of his torrid five-hour dogfight with Stanislas Wawrinka as he beat the Czech fifth seed, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in 2hr 31min.

Djokovic now faces a semi-final on Thursday against Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer, who fought back to beat countryman Nicolas Almagro in five sets earlier Tuesday.

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