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By Rohit Sharma
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Czech superstar Tomas Berdych today proved that his win over top seed Roger Federer was not a flash in the pan as he shocked third seed and former Aussie Open champion Novak Djokovic to reach the finals of the Championships at Wimbledon.
Berdych looked in awe-inspiring form throughout the match and secured the win with the help of his all court game. Berdych opened the match under stiff competition and broke Djokovic's serve in the fifth game to close the opening set by 6 games to 3.
The second set once again brought a break in the eleventh game for the Czech who got broken by Djokovic right away and the set went into a tie-break. With both players refusing to give up, the tie-break staged some of the best tennis of the match with Berdych picking up crucial points to race to a two sets to love lead.
The third set did not change the story much as trademark Djokovic double faults kept creeping in and Berdych grabbed an elusive break in the eighth game to complete the 6-3, 7-6(9), 6-3 win in two hours and 18 minutes of play.
With a win, Berdych became the first Czech since Ivan Lendl in 1987 to reach the Wimbledon final. Lendl lost that final to surprise winner, Australian Pat Cash.
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