Roger Federer to take on Berdych in Australian Open quarters
Jan 25 2018 by Dustin Murphy
He (Chung) is incredibly impressive in his movement.
"At 40-0 up, I started to think about what I needed to do in the (postmatch) ceremony", Chung said with a smile during his on-court interview. "They got to make a move". "I know that I was working hard in the offseason, and I know that I can play good matches". I started later than usual so a match like this probably helps because you know that helps confidence in myself. "May be because I stole the first set from him, he felt dejected", Federer joked. I mean, one day you're winning, one day you're losing.
Defending champion Roger Federer charged into his 14th Australian Open quarter-final with a straight-forward win over Hungary's Marton Fucsovics. It is the first time multiple unseeded players have got so far since the trio of Thomas Enqvist, Tommy Haas and Nicolas Lapentti in 1999.
Chung's personality and character continue to shine through Down Under.
"I think I'm not exhausted because I win".
"He said", I make semis, I beat like Sascha, Djokovic, the other big players, I never played in the second week in Grand Slam, so I'm really happy for this victory. It's just not point-for-point mentality because it's hard.
Spoken like a true star in the making. Safin bounced back to win the title a year later. The 19-time Grand Slam champion closed the match out in confident fashion with a 6-4 score line in the final set.
9 - matches in a row Berdych has now lost to Federer.
Number of years since an American man reached the quarterfinals in his Australian Open main draw debut.
Having said that, Roger looks on course for a sixth title at the Australian Open. Stefan Edberg is behind him in second place with eight.
The last time so many unfamiliar faces reached the last four in Melbourne was in 1999 when Tommy Haas, Thomas Enqvist and Niclas Lapenti made the semis. Chung and Edmund have changed that now. Another Open Era record.
The second seed then had a solid service game, forcing an error from Berdych on set point to give Federer a two-set lead. I know that Novak maybe wasn't at 110%, but he was all right. "My expectations are much different this year".
"I'm evolving, guys (smiling)". I have to think about the ceremony, something.
For Keys, it was another disappointing loss in a major. "I have to figure that part out a little bit tonight or tomorrow".
Federer's radar was uncharacteristically off, though, which he demonstrated as he failed to put away a simple volley that would have earned him a break point. He's now beaten him nine times in a row.