Tomas Berdych a.k.a. The Birdman - A Fan Site since 2004
2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Round 4 def. Fognini
Monday, January 22, 2018 | Melbourne - Tomas Berdych will look to reach his third Australian Open semi-final this week ---- 'Mr. Consistent' Strikes Again In Melbourne --- Berdych advances to seventh Australian Open quarter-final. 'Mr. Consistent' has lived up to his name yet again at the Australian Open. Tomas Berdych, who has finished in the Top 20 of the ATP Rankings for 12 consecutive seasons, reached his seventh quarter-final in Melbourne on Monday. The 19th-seeded Czech avoided a dogfight with Italian Fabio Fognini, defeating the 25th seed 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the last eight. ''I'm enjoying it a lot,'' said Berdych, who struggled with a lower back problem in 2017. ''I'm glad to be back in the shape that I am right now, which is finally healthy and that makes the difference. I can play freely, I can have joy from my tennis [and] I can enjoy the time being on court. The results are coming with that.'' Berdych improved to 44-14 in Melbourne, and he has a chance to avenge his 2017 loss at the season's first Grand Slam.