Tomas Berdych reflects on "tough" Australian Open clash against David Ferrer

Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych celebrates his victory against Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina during their men's singles match on day five of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 17, 2014
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Tomas Berdych says that his win over David Ferrer in the Australian Open quarter-finals was physically demanding.

Tomas Berdych has claimed that his match against David Ferrer in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open was physically demanding.

The Czech started strongly and managed to hold off a comeback from Ferrer to reach the semi-finals in four sets on the Rod Laver Arena.

"It was physically really tough and after losing the third set I was really not playing my best," BBC Sport quotes Berdych as saying. "After that I tried to stay focus and saved one tough game in the fourth and made a break.

"This is my first win on Rod Laver. The first thought I have right now is to rest and prepare myself because I will definitely need it either if it's Novak Djokovic or Stanislas Wawrinka."

Meanwhile, British number one Andy Murray and Roger Federer will go head-to-head tomorrow for a place in the final four.

Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against Spain's David Ferrer on day nine at the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2014
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060