Berdych defeats Djokovic to book spot in Wimbledon final

02-07-2010

Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych has defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in straight sets to book a place in his first ever Wimbledon final. The Czech showed top form to take the match, winning 6:3, 7:6; 6:3 but had to fight out a tough tiebreak at the end of second, when it appeared Djokovic would make a masterful comeback saving four set points in a row. Berdych is the first Czech in 23 years to reach the final at Wimbledon: in 1987, it was Ivan Lendl. The 24-year-old player will face either Andy Murray of Great Britain or Spain’s Rafael Nadal in the championship match.