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

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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