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Tomas Berdych defeats Novak Djokovic - 2010 Wimbledon Semifinal

 Wimbledon 2010

London, England
July 2, 2010 

World No. 12 Tomas Berdych continued his amazing run at the Wimbledon 2010 grand slam tournament. Berdych who defeated six time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, beat World No. 3 Novak Djokovic to reach his first final in a Grand Slam tournament. Tomas Berdych won the match in straight sets 6-3, 7-(9), 6-3. He will next play either World No. 1 Rafael Nadal or No. 4 Andy Murray in the final.

Berdych got the first break in the sixth game of the first set to go up 4-2. He held on to his serve in the set and went on to win it 6-3. The second set went on serve till the eleventh game when Berdych broke Djokovic to go up 6-5. Serving for the second set, Djokovic broke back immediately to take the second set into a tie-break. Berdych was dominant in the tie-break as well and was leading at 6-2 at one stage. However, Djokovic came right back into the match winning five points in a row. Few set points were exchanged and Berdych finally went on to win the second set 7-6(2). Berdych broke Djokovic in the eight game of the third set and went on to serve for the match.

Match Statistics

Tomas BerdychNovak Djokovic
1st Serve %58 of 102 = 57%64 of 88 = 73%
Aces119
Double Faults28
Unforced Errors1722
Winning % on 1st Serve47 of 58 = 81%47 of 64 = 73%
Winning % on 2nd Serve28 of 44 = 64%10 of 24 = 42%
Winners (Including Service)3425
Receiving Points Won31 of 88 = 35%27 of 102 = 26%
Break Point Conversions3 of 7 = 43%1 of 4 = 25%
Net Approaches15 of 20 = 75%13 of 16 = 81%
Total Points Won10684
Fastest Serve Speed 136 MPH124 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed 125 MPH116 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed 97 MPH101 MPH

Match Updates

15:27 GMT : Tomas Berdych defeats Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-6(9), 6-3
15:27 GMT : 40-15. One match point saved.
15:27 GMT : Three match points here.
15:26 GMT : 40-0. Three set points for Tomas Berdych
15:26 GMT : 30-0
15:25 GMT : Berdych three points away from a place in his first Grand Slam final.
15:25 GMT : Great serve from Berdych. 15-0
15:24 GMT : Consecutive double faults from Djokovic. Berdych gets the break and he will now serve for the match at 5-3
15:24 GMT : Double fault from Djokovic again. And that gives Berdych a break point. 30-40
15:23 GMT : 30-30. Nice backhand shot from Djokovic down the line.
15:22 GMT : 15-30. Nice low slice from Berdych and Djokovic's shot catches the net.
15:22 GMT : 15-15. Djokovic goes wide and hits that shot long.
15:21 GMT : 15-0
15:20 GMT : Djokovic on serve.
15:20 GMT : Tomas Berdych holds his serve with another ace. #11 ace from Berdych. He leads 4-3
15:20 GMT : Service ace from Berdych. 40-15
15:20 GMT : Berdych on serve. 30-15
15:17 GMT : He holds his serve. 3-3 in the third set.
15:16 GMT : Djokovic hits that one long. It's 40-30
15:16 GMT : Ace from Djokovic. 40-15. Two points to hold for 3-3 in the third set.
15:15 GMT : 30-15
15:15 GMT : 15-15
15:13 GMT : Djokovic on serve. 15-0
15:13 GMT : Berdych holds on to his serve in the next game. 3-2
15:05 GMT : Djokovic on serve with new balls. He holds serve. 2-2
15:05 GMT : Berdych holds serve and he leads 2-1
15:04 GMT : 40-15. Two points to hold for Berdych for 2-1 in the third set.
15:04 GMT : 30-15
15:03 GMT : 15-15. Great point there. Good play by both the players. Lots of running there.
15:02 GMT : 0-15
15:02 GMT : Berdych on serve.
15:02 GMT : Return from Berdych goes long and Djokovic gets on board in the third set. 1-1
15:01 GMT : 40-15
15:01 GMT : 30-15
15:00 GMT : 15-15. Nice forehand from Djokovic.
15:00 GMT : That's his sixth double fault in the match against two from Berdych
14:59 GMT : Double fault from Djokovic again. 0-15
14:59 GMT : Djokovic on serve.
14:58 GMT : Tomas Berdych holds serve and he leads 1-0 in the third set.
14:58 GMT : 40-15
14:57 GMT : 30-15
14:56 GMT : 30-0
14:56 GMT : 15-0
14:53 GMT : Tomas Berdych on serve in the first game of third set.
14:53 GMT : Double fault from Djokovic. Tomas Berdych wins the second set 7-6(9)
14:53 GMT : Set point here for Berdych. Djokovic on serve.
14:52 GMT : Wonderful serve from Berdych. He leads 10-9 in the tie-break
14:52 GMT : Players change ends.
14:51 GMT : Wonderful forehand from Berdych. 9-9
14:51 GMT : Berdych on serve to stay in the second set.
14:50 GMT : Djokovic wins the point. Set point for Djokovic. 9-8
14:50 GMT : 8-8. Djokovic on serve.
14:49 GMT : Berdych wins the point. Djokovic is not happy. Berdych now has a set point at 8-7 on Djokovic's serve.
14:48 GMT : Great serve from Berdych. Djokovic's return goes long. 7-7
14:48 GMT : He wins the point and now he has a set point on Berdych's serve. 7-6. He won five points in a row here.
14:47 GMT : Djokovic on serve again.
14:46 GMT : Djokovic wins the point. He is pumped up. 6-6 in the tie-break
14:45 GMT : He wins the challenge. Players replay the point.
14:44 GMT : The umpire called it out. Djokovic is challenging the call after a long time.
14:43 GMT : Djokovic wins the point. He is back in the set and is on serve at 5-6. It's still a set point for Berdych
14:42 GMT : Djokovic wins the point. Berdych on serve at 6-4
14:42 GMT : One set point saved. Berdych to serve for the second set at 6-3 in the tie-break
14:41 GMT : Double fault from Djokovic and that's four set points for Berdych
14:41 GMT : Djokovic on serve now.
14:41 GMT : Good service from Berdych. He leads 5-2 in the tie-break
14:40 GMT : Players change ends here. Berdych on serve.
14:40 GMT : It's out. Berdych leads 4-2
14:39 GMT : Djokovic challenges the call that is called out.
14:38 GMT : Djokovic wins the point. Berdych on serve at 3-2
14:37 GMT : Berdych hits that one long. Djokovic on serve at 1-3
14:37 GMT : Djokovic on serve now.
14:37 GMT : Three straight points here for Berdych. He leads 3-0 in the tie-break
14:36 GMT : 2-0. Fine service from Berdych.
14:36 GMT : Berdych on serve now.
14:36 GMT : What a point for Berdych. He wins the point and leads 1-0
14:35 GMT : Djokovic on serve in the tie-break.
14:35 GMT : Djokovic lifts his arm up in the air after winning that point.
14:34 GMT : Novak Djokovic gets the break back. It's 6-6 in the second set. Tie-break time.
14:34 GMT : Djokovic gets another break point here. Advantage: Djokovic
14:33 GMT : Good serve from Berdych and it's back to deuce.
14:33 GMT : Berdych slipped during that point but the ball came right to him. He played and recovered but eventually lose the point.
14:32 GMT : Advantage: Djokovic. Break point again.
14:31 GMT : Deuce. Unforced error from Djokovic.
14:31 GMT : 30-40. Breakpoint here for Djokovic.
14:30 GMT : Good serve from Berdych. 30-30
14:29 GMT : 15-30
14:29 GMT : 15-15
14:28 GMT : 15-0
14:27 GMT : A must win game for Djokovic here.
14:26 GMT : Djokovic hits a high volley long and Berdych gets the crucial break. Berdych leads 6-5 and will serve for the second set.
14:26 GMT : Good second serve from Djokovic. 15-40. First of the three break points saved.
14:25 GMT : 0-40. Three break points there for Berdych. Djokovic is in deep trouble.
14:25 GMT : Double fault there from Djokovic. 0-30. That's his third double fault in the match against 1 from Berdych
14:24 GMT : 0-15. Djokovic hits that one long and he mutters to himself after playing that shot.
14:24 GMT : Djokovic on serve.
14:23 GMT : Tomas Berdych hits a wonderful half volley winner and it's 5-5 in the second set.
14:22 GMT : 40-0
14:22 GMT : 30-0
14:20 GMT : Berych on serve. 15-0. Return from Djokovic goes long.
14:19 GMT : Berdych attempts a drop shot this time but fails to pass the ball to the other side of the net. Djokovic holds serve and it's 5-4 in the second set.
14:19 GMT : 40-30. Return from Berdych catches the net there.
14:18 GMT : 30-30. Nice point there for Djokovic.
14:17 GMT : 15-30. Djokovic attempts a drop shot, but it goes wide.
14:17 GMT : 15-15
14:17 GMT : 0-15. Good return from Berdych there.
14:16 GMT : Djokovic on serve. Just one break of serve in the match so far.
14:16 GMT : Berdych holds serve and it's 4-4 in the second set.
14:15 GMT : Good serve from Berdych. 40-30
14:15 GMT : 30-30
14:14 GMT : 30-15. Both players at the net and Djokovic hits a wonderful cross court angled drop shot
14:14 GMT : 7 aces each.
14:13 GMT : Ace from Berdych. 30-0
14:13 GMT : 15-0
14:12 GMT : Berdych on serve.
14:11 GMT : Good drop shot there from Djokovic. He holds serve and leads 4-3
14:11 GMT : 40-0
14:10 GMT : 30-0. Good serve there from Djokovic.
14:10 GMT : 15-0. Berdych's return goes wide.
14:10 GMT : Djokovic on serve.
14:10 GMT : 1 hour of play so far in the match.
14:09 GMT : Berdych holds serve and it's 3-3 in the second set.
14:08 GMT : 40-15
14:08 GMT : 40-0
14:08 GMT : 30-0. Djokovic's return goes wide.
14:06 GMT : 15-0. Djokovic attemps a drop shot, but Berdych gets there in time.
14:05 GMT : Berdych on serve.
14:05 GMT : Novak Djokovic does well to hold on. He leads 3-2 in the second set.
14:05 GMT : Advantage: Djokovic
14:04 GMT : All break points saved. Deuce.
14:04 GMT : Wonderful shot under pressure from Djokovic. 30-40. One break point saved.
14:03 GMT : 15-40. Two break points for Berdych. He is a little lucky to win that point.
14:02 GMT : 15-30. Djokovic hits that one wide from the baseline.
14:02 GMT : 15-15
14:01 GMT : Double fault from Djokovic. 0-15
14:01 GMT : Djokovic on serve.
14:01 GMT : Berdych levels the second set 2-2
14:00 GMT : Berdych holds serve. Error from Djokovic on a ball that didn't bounce properly on the baseline.
14:00 GMT : Great serve down the T from Berdych. Advantage: Berdych
13:59 GMT : Berdych's cross court goes wide. Back to deuce.
13:58 GMT : A big serve from Berdych and he has the advantage here.
13:58 GMT : Great forehand shot from Berdych. Deuce
13:57 GMT : 30-40. Break point here for Djokovic. Forehand error there from Berdych.
13:56 GMT : It's long from Djokovic. 30-30
13:56 GMT : And it's out. He loses the challenge. Second serve here.
13:56 GMT : Berdych is challenging the first serve here.
13:55 GMT : And it's in by the tiniest of the margins. Djokovic can't believe that. 15-30
13:54 GMT : Novak Djokovic is challenging the call here.
13:54 GMT : 0-30
13:53 GMT : 0-15
13:53 GMT : Players change ends and it's Berdych on serve now.
13:51 GMT : Djokovic holds serve. Leads 2-1 in the second set.
13:51 GMT : Another ace from Djokovic. 40-0
13:51 GMT : 30-0
13:51 GMT : 15-0
13:50 GMT : Novak Djokovic on serve.
13:50 GMT : Berdych holds serve to love. 1-1 in the second set.
13:49 GMT : 40-0
13:49 GMT : 30-0
13:48 GMT : Berdych on serve. 15-0
13:48 GMT : Djokovic holds the serve. He leads 1-0 in the second set.
13:47 GMT : 40-30
13:46 GMT : Djokovic hits that one long. 30-30
13:46 GMT : 30-15. Backhand from Djokovic catches the net.
13:45 GMT : 30-0. Backhand slice from Berdych goes long.
13:45 GMT : 15-0
13:43 GMT : Novak Djokovic to serve first in the second set.
13:42 GMT : Magnificent forehand winner from Berdych. He takes the first set 6-3 in 32 minutes.
13:42 GMT : 40-15. One set point saved.
13:42 GMT : He wins the challenge. 40-0. Three set points for Tomas Berdych
13:41 GMT : Berdych challenge a call here. Another overrule from the umpire.
13:41 GMT : 30-0. Berdych two points away from taking the first set.
13:41 GMT : 15-0
13:39 GMT : Djokovic's shot is called out, but there's an overrule from the chair. Players replay the point.
13:39 GMT : Djokovic holds serve with another ace. Berdych leads 5-3 and is on serve for the first set.
13:39 GMT : 4 aces each for Djokovic and Berdych so far in the match.
13:39 GMT : 40-15
13:38 GMT : Good serve from Djokovic into the body. 30-15
13:38 GMT : 15-15. Well crafted point by Berdych there.
13:37 GMT : Djokovic drops something on Berdych's side of the court during that shot, and Berdych came up to the net to give it back. Not sure what it was, but it has flown out from Djokovic's racquet.
13:36 GMT : 15-0
13:35 GMT : Djokovic to serve to stay in the first set.
13:35 GMT : Berdych consolidates the break and he leads 5-2
13:35 GMT : 4 unforced errors from Berdych against 7 for Novak Djokovic
13:34 GMT : 40-30
13:34 GMT : Djokovic hits that way out. 30-30
13:33 GMT : 15-30
13:32 GMT : Good serve at 131 mph from Berdych. 15-15
13:32 GMT : 0-15. Berdych hits that one long.
13:32 GMT : Berdych on serve.
13:31 GMT : Perfect start here from Tomas Berdych
13:31 GMT : Tomas Berdych gets the break and he leads 4-2 in the first set.
13:30 GMT : Fine return from Berdych and he has two break points now. 15-40
13:30 GMT : Djokovic hits a lob that goes long. 15-30.
13:29 GMT : 15-15
13:27 GMT : Djokovic on serve.
13:27 GMT : Two good aces. Berdych holds. It's 3-2 in the first set.
13:26 GMT : Ace from Berdych. Advantage: Berdych
13:25 GMT : Error from Berdych. Deuce.
13:24 GMT : 40-30. Game point for Tomas Berdych
13:24 GMT : 30-30. Good return from Djokovic off the backhand and Berdych hits that one wide.
13:23 GMT : 30-15
13:23 GMT : Correction: 15-15. Berdych hit that one long.
13:22 GMT : Nice rally there from the baseline by both the players. 30-0
13:22 GMT : 15-0
13:22 GMT : Berdych on serve.
13:21 GMT : Berdych's cross court backhand goes wide. Djokovic holds and it's 2-2
13:21 GMT : Consecutive aces for Djokovic. 40-0
13:20 GMT : That's his second ace in the match.
13:20 GMT : Ace from Djoker. 30-0
13:20 GMT : Berdych hits that one long. 15-0
13:19 GMT : Djokovic on serve now.
13:18 GMT : Berdych holds on. It's on serve in the first set and Berdych leads 2-1
13:18 GMT : 40-15. Two points to hold for Berdych for 2-1 in the first set.
13:17 GMT : 30-15
13:16 GMT : 15-15
13:15 GMT : Berdych on serve. 15-0
13:15 GMT : Ace from Djokovic and he holds the serve for 1-1 in the first set.
13:15 GMT : 40-30
13:15 GMT : 40-15
13:14 GMT : Good serve from Djokovic and the return from Berdych catches the net.
13:14 GMT : 30-15
13:13 GMT : Double fault from Djokovic and it's 15-15
13:12 GMT : 15-0. Berdych hits that one long.
13:12 GMT : Players change ends and Djokovic will serve for the first time in the match.
13:11 GMT : Tomas Berdych holds serve and he opens his account in the match. Berdych leads 1-0
13:11 GMT : 40-15. Djokovic's backhand catches the net.
13:10 GMT : 30-15
13:10 GMT : 15-15
13:10 GMT : 15-0
13:09 GMT : The match will begin shortly. Tomas Berdych will serve the opening game of the match.

Match Preview

Novak Djokovic so far in Wimbledon 2010
June 30, 2010Quarterfinals Defeated Yen-Hsun Lu6-3, 6-2, 6-2
June 28, 2010Fourth Round Defeated Lleyton Hewitt7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
June 25, 2010Third Round Defeated Albert Montanes6-1, 6-4, 6-4
June 23, 2010Second Round Defeated Taylor Dent7-6 (7-5), 6-1, 6-4
June 21, 2010First Round Defeated Olivier Rochus4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Tomas Berdych so far in Wimbledon 2010
June 30, 2010Quarterfinals Defeated Roger Federer6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
June 28, 2010Fourth Round Defeated Daniel Brands4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-5, 6-3
June 25, 2010Third Round Defeated Denis Istomin6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (8-10), 6-3, 6-4
June 23, 2010Second Round Defeated Benjamin Becker7-5, 6-3, 6-4
June 21, 2010First Round Defeated Andrey Golubev7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 6-2

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