Advantage Berdych after his forehand just about makes it in! It's going to deuce, ad Berdych, and back. The Czech is staving this off - and after 3 deuces, he's finally won the game. Federer leads 5-4, and will now serve for the match!
There's a couple of really well-placed shots from Berdych, and that gives him a hold of serve to trail 3-4.Federer is still up a break though, and he's waving his racquet like a magic wand here. A butter-smooth forehand and it looks like he just can't go wrong.
Federer is up 5-3; Berdych will serve to stay in the match.
Federer builds on it with the early break in the second. Berdych has found a rhythm, but some strong backhand winners get Federer the point and the break! 1-0 in the third set. Reckon we may be watching a straight sets win here?
Shouting from the crowd here too - Go Roger, go! And a couple of backhand winners ended with a long shot from Berdych give Federer the second set, 6-4. This set went on 31 minutes, with Federer's winner to unforced error ratio at 9:4, Berdych's at 6:7.
Federer races to 4-2 now, and Berdych's unforced error count is mounting quickly. The Czech's almost-a-net-cord goes to the other side of the net, Federer swats it back with a forehand, and Berdych nets it for real this time.
Berdych is trying but just can't reach some of these shots in time. He's trying to return and this time, he slots it well! Federer races to combat a cross-court forehand off the World No. 10, and Berdych follows that up with an ace to hold his service game.
Federer leads 3-2, up a break of serve in the second.
Kei Nishikori is playing some consistent tennis but Lukas Lacko has some some well-placed forehands! We're going to give it to the fifth seed here. In the end, it's a straightforward first set, going the way of Nishikori 6-4 in 35 minutes.
After Nick Kyrgios another young Aussie talent is putting up a fierce fight. Bernard Tomic, who has been in scraps off-court just as his colleague and friend Kyrgios, is down a set against Briton Dan Evans. The two are now neck and neck in the second, and Tomic's not too shabby on the shot placement!