|Posted on February 10, 2016 at 6:50 AM|
Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - Federer did win the first set with a 3:2 break but the Czech got the upper hand more and more. Federer gave away the decisive break to the 7:5 of the second set with three double faults and a volley error. Federer had another four break-balls in the third set at 5:5, but Berdych played great tennis at that point. Little later Berdych managed to snatch the greatest victory of his career thanks to a backhand-longline-winner.
The Czech said he'd been given an advantage by the fact the match was not played in the main arena. "It's hard to play these big players on Centre Court because they have more practice there. It's easier on the outside courts where they haven't been practicing or playing."
The Wimbledon champion lost 6-4 5-7 5-7 to the unseeded 18-year-old in the second round match on Tuesday.
Tomas Berdych shakes hands with Roger Federer
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Tomas Berdych celebrates after winning his match against Roger Federer in the men's singles tennis tournament at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, 17 August 2004. Berdych defeated Federer 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.
Berdych was ecstatic after his victory. "It was everything. This guy won Wimbledon and the Australian Open and now you are the player who beats him. Unbelievable."