Tomas Berdych has enjoyed a tremendous run in the French Open to equal his best ever Grand Slam performance. Cheering from the stands... coach Tomas Krupa, fitness trainer David Vydra and girlfriend Lucie Safarova. Tomas' father too was in Paris attending the semifinal...
Robin Soderling beat Tomas Berdych 6-3 3-6 5-7 6-3 6-3 in three hours 27 minutes.
"Today was tough to play my own game because he didn't give me any time at all,"
"The conditions were much quicker and he was hitting the ball hard and flat.
"He was playing well and I felt that I had some chances in the third set. I had a few break points but he came up with some really good serves on the important moments. I had a tough time trying to handle his serve."
"Of course you are disappointed when you are off the court and you are not the winner. I think actually the very important moment was in the first set when I lost my serve.
"I think that game was not good from my side. I made really two easy mistakes, lost my serve easily, and I think that that was very important."