Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych ended Frenchman’s Lucas Pouille’s surprising love-affair with Wimbledon on Wednesday, grinding out a 7-6(four) 6-three 6-2 win to reach his sixth grand slam semi-very last.
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He ends Pouille’s dream run with a 7-6(four), 6-3, 6-2 win.
10:33 PM – 6 Jul 2016
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Wearing extra courtroom time than every other area-finalist, Berdych commenced slowly towards the 22-yr-antique Pouille, the 32nd and lowest seed within the draw and a man who had in no way gained a fit on grass earlier than this yr’s eye-beginning run on the All England Membership.
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Seeming out of sorts early on, the Czech broke serve in the 0.33 game when Pouille hit a forehand lengthy, but passed the advantage returned within the next with a double fault.
Berdych, whose slow start cautioned he became feeling the effects of near eleven and a half of hours on court in his 4 preceding suits, then threatened to expend a five-1 lead inside the tiebreak earlier than a deep method shot set him up for a easy forehand winner.
That changed into as proper as it got for Pouille, who had lost in the first round in seven of his preceding nine grand slam appearances, as Berdych cruised via the second and third units for the loss of only 5 video games.