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Davydenko falls victim to Berdych

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Date: 22 June - 5 July
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Tomas Berdych

Highlights - Berdych eases past Davydenko (UK only)

Number 20 seed Tomas Berdych produced a a powerful performance to crush Russia's Nikolay Davydenko 6-2 6-3 6-2 and make Wimbledon's fourth round.

Davydenko had won all of the pair's previous eight meetings, but could not cope with the variety of the Czech's serve and power of his ground strokes.

In another upset tenth seed Fernando Gonzalez fell to Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Meanwhile Tommy Haas clinched an epic five-set victory over Marin Cilic and Andy Roddick beat Jurgen Melzer.

Berdych, who beat Britain's Alex Bogdanovic in the first round, wobbled briefly in the closing stages of the match.

But 12th seed Davydenko could not take advantage and his unimpressive Wimbledon record, where he has never been beyond the fourth round, continues.

Juan Carlos Ferrero

Highlights - Ferrero edges past Gonzalez

Former world number one Ferrero defied his current ranking of 70 to take a thrilling Court One encounter 4-6 7-5 6-4 4-6 6-4.

The Spaniard faced down eight of the ten break points Gonzalez had against him, including three in the deciding set.

As Gonzalez served to stay in the match in the tenth game, Ferrero forced his way to match point and saw the pressure tell as the Chilean sent a second serve long.

Haas' match with Cilic had been stopped at 6-6 in the decider at 2133 BST on Friday and it was the German number 24 who stole ahead after the resumption to seize victory 7-5 7-5 1-6 6-7 (3-7) 10-8.

Cilic's powerful first serve delivered 26 aces through the match for the 11th seed but fatally faltered as the fifth wore on to allow Haas into the fourth round.

Tommy Haas

Highlights - Haas finally prevails in epic

Haas goes on to play Russian Igor Andreev, while Jurgen Melzer or Andy Roddick now await the 23-year-old Berdych.

After coming through four-and-a-half hours of drama over two days, 31-year-old Haas said: "I don't know why they don't have lights here.

"I have never stopped a match a 6-6 before in the final set. It's tough to come back but I'm happy to get through.

"I think they should be like the US Open and have a tie-break in the final set. I could hardly get out of bed today, but the adrenaline took over."

Another thrilling encounter to resume following the late-night drama on Friday night was 29th seed Andreev against Italian Andreas Seppi.

Andreev led overnight by two sets to one with the fourth set tied at 5-5, and the Russian wasted little time in coming through a tie-break 7-5 to secure the victory.

Meanwhile Roddick produced another powerful display by beating Jurgen Melzer 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-2) 4-6 6-3 in the second match on Centre Court.

Predictably serve dominated with no breaks until Melzer took Roddick's serve in the fifth game of the third set.

Roddick broke in the fourth game of the fourth set and although Melzer hit straight back the sixth seed broke back immediately and went on to win it.

I need to improve in week two - Roddick

Afterwards the American told BBC Sport: "He served so well today and is such a good player especially on grass. I was lucky to get through there in that fourth set.

"I have room for improvement and I would like to break serve a little bit more.

"It seems I can't break until I get to the fourth set and every time I've had a bunch of break points I can't convert them and then my opponents have one and they convert it."

Dark clouds started to hover above the All England Club in the fourth set, prompting speculation that the roof would be closed over a match for the first time.

However the contest was finished without the heavens opening and Roddick added: "I was thinking let's get out of here before being one of the famous two to play under the roof for the first time. It looks beautiful but I don't want to be a part of it."

Lleyton Hewitt, who won the men's singles title in 2002, secured his place in the last 16 for the fourth year in the row with a 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 win over Germany's Philipp Petzschner.

The Australian, who is coming back to form after hip surgery last August, paid tribute to his vociferous band of supporters.

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"I felt the whole crowd was really into it. It was a good atmosphere," he said.

"It is a background noise but it works perfectly for me because I can feed off them when I need to."

Hewitt will meet the Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek who overcame David Ferrer in five sets 7-5 7-5 3-6 4-6 6-4.

French number eight seed Gilles Simon reached the fourth round for the first time with a comfortable 6-2 7-5 6-2 win over Romania's Victor Hanescu.

Stanislas Wawrinka is Andy Murray's opponent in the last 16 after the Swiss number 19 seed beat the USA's Jesse Levine 5-7 7-5 6-3 6-3.



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