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Tomas Berdych reaches Australian Open quarter-finals

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First published: January 20, 2013, 2:55 PM IST | Updated: January 20, 2013
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Tomas Berdych reaches Australian Open quarter-finals
Tomas Berdych defeated Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (13) to advance to Australian Open quarter-final.

Melbourne: Fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych defeated Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (13) on Sunday to advance to his third consecutive Australian Open quarterfinal.

Berdych, the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up, fought off five set points in the third set and finally closed it out on his fifth match point when Anderson hit a forehand long.

The Czech player has yet to drop a set in the tournament. He next plays the winner of Sunday's night match between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 15 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland.

Anderson had upset No. 22-seeded Fernando Verdasco to reach the fourth round - his best showing at a major.

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