Inspired Berdych dumps Federer out of Wimbledon


Roger Federer on his way to defeat at the hands of Tomas Berdych.

Six-time champion Roger Federer has failed to make the title match at Wimbledon for the first time since 2002 after being dumped out in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Federer’s title defense came crashing to a halt in the face of an inspired performance from Tomas Berdych in London.

The Swiss star was knocked out at the last-eight stage of a tennis grand slam event for second successive time following his similar exit at the French Open a month ago.

Czech 12th seed Berdych triumphed 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-4 in front of a stunned crowd on Centre Court to set up a semifinal clash with No. 3 Novak Djokovic.

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