Updated: Sunday, 19 January 2014 18:41 | By Agence France-Presse

Unbreakable Berdych serve reaches 53 and counting

Tomas Berdych swept into the quarter-finals on the strength of his unbreakable serve at the Australian Open on Sunday.


Unbreakable Berdych serve reaches 53 and counting

Tomas Berdych serves against Kevin Anderson during their men's singles match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 19, 2014 - by Saeed Khan

The Czech seventh seed powered past seeded South African Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in just under two hours to set up a quarter-final with Spain's world number three David Ferrer.

Berdych maintained his impressive serving which, for the fourth match at the tournament, was not broken once -- a run of 53 service games.

It is Berdych's fourth straight quarter-final at the Australian Open and it is the only Slam where he has yet to reach the semi-finals. He trails Ferrer 4-7 in their meetings.

"I have a good memories from last season. We played twice, in Bercy and in London," Berdych said.

"I beat him in London and the week before in Paris Bercy, I was very close. I lost to him in three sets. So I'm going to have a plan and I hope it's going to be the right one."

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