It’s a bit of a shocker but Roger Federer is gone from the 2012 US Open Tennis Tournament, having been ousted by up and comer Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals. As much success as Federer has had at Flushing Meadows he just couldn’t find his stuff, meaning his forehand failed him.
“I just didn’t come up with the goods tonight.” said the five time champ after the match.
If you’ve been paying attention you’d know that this is kind of a trend that’s been coming around for awhile as Berdych has managed to beat Roger Federer four of the last seven times they’ve played. And of course Berdych had a take on the match that was a little more jovial than his opponent.
“There is no better moment than this one so far.” said Berdych, who will now have to gameplan against Andy Murray for his next match.
What became apparent early in the match is that Berdych was out to win with a vengeance. He dominated from the early going, breaking serve after serve from Federer, and though he struggled somewhat in the middle sets, it was his forehand that ended up winning the day.