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2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Round 4 - TV CAPTURES (66)
Monday, January 22, 2018 | Melbourne - Berdych breezes past Fognini --- Tomas Berdych is a serial Australian Open quarterfinalist who has now reached the last eight for the seventh time. This is the Grand Slam where the 32-year-old Czech has won more matches and gone further, more often, than any other. Monday's opponent was Fabio Fognini, and if nothing is ever strictly routine against the volcanic Italian, than a 6-1 6-4 6-4 result was about as close as it gets. ''He's a very tough opponent, you never know what?s gonna come up,'' said Berdych after the two-and-a-bit hour match.''He can always come from the back with amazing shots and turn the match around, so being very focused from the start, that's the best thing I could (have) done today.'' Clearly relishing his return to Margaret Court Arena, where memories are fond, Berdych was enjoying the far more pleasant weather conditions than those endured late in week one. ''I'm feeling good, healthy, so I think I'm on the best baseline I can be.''