Found September 05, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – No. 1 Roger Federer was upset by No. 6 seed Tomas Berdych 7-6(1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the US Open semifinals for the first time.

Berdych delivered on his serves with 14 aces and was accurate with his hard penetrating groundstrokes. Federer made many unforced errors, especially on his forehand side. The Swiss made a total of 40 unforced errors.

“With my game I’m able to make him some trouble,“ Berdych told reporters.” Even if he’s playing well…. there is something in my game he doesn’t like.”

“I just didn’t come up with the goods tonight,” Federer said after the match. “It was unfortunate.”

“It was such an amazing summer I had, I thought I was going to come out and do that tonight. Such a letdown,” said a visibly disappointed Federer to media.

“I’m disappointed. I really expected myself to play better tonight, especially at night. I’ve had such a great record.

“I should have never lost the first set. It’s a disappointing loss. I expected myself to play better.”

This marked Federer’s earliest loss at the US Open since 2003. This is the first major since the 2004 French Open that neither Federer nor, Rafael Nadal made the semifinals.

For Berdych, it’s his fourth win over Federer in their last seven meetings.

Berdych will play Andy Murray in the semifinals on Saturday. The Czech has a 4-2 against the Scot.

(More to follow.)

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