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Tomas Berdych reached his first Grand Slam final

It is done, Tomas Berdych won his semifinal match against Novak Djokovic. He got there due to a very concentrated and good match. Although, both players started a bit nervous into this semi-final, they could hold their service games at the beginning. Tomas served like we are used to it. Fast first services and a great percentage of them as well. Djokovic had more trouble and had two break chances against him at 3-2 for Tomas. Tomas realized them and he lead 4-2! This one break should be enough to end the set with a forehand winner! 6-3!

The second set was dominated by the serving player. The only exception was during Tomas’ service game at 1-2. It was 0-30 and Tomas got a warning beacuse he needed too much time…in the following rallye, Tomas hit a long forehand and Djokovic stopped to play and challenged. The hawk-eye said the ball was on the line! So it was 15-30 and the danger of getting break chances against him was still there. Djokovic had his chance but Tomas saved it with a great forehand winner – 2 games all. In the following game, Tomas had his chances to take his opponent’s serve, but he was not successful as well. At 5 games all, the situation was different. Djokovic served and Tomas had three break chances! He took it and served for the second set. However, “Nole” broke back and the set ended in a thrilling tie-breaker. Tomas had a comfortable lead (6-2) which meant 4 set points. Unfortunately, he could not convert them and Djokovic, who played more aggressive at this moment, fought back, 6-6. In the following, Djokovic had two set points and Tomas another two. Tomas realized his sixth set point at 10-9 and won the second set was well! 7-6 (9)!!!

In the third (and final) set, both players were pretty strong during their own service games, only Tomas had a break chance at 2-1, but could not convert it. It was different at 4-3 when Djokovic made a double fault to loose his service game. It was 5-3 Tomas, he served for the match and his first Grand Slam final!!! At 30-0, Tomas hit an amazing forhand longline which gave him 3 match points! Only seconds later, it was called: Game set and match Tomas Berdych!!!

In the interview after the match, Tomas said “the feeling is absolutely amazing”, “this is definitely the biggest tournament for me”. On Sunday, Tomas will play his final match against Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray, and Tomas “would love to be the last winner”.

We wish him all the best! Keep on playing such fantastic tennis!

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