Roger Federer showed champion's mentality against Tomas Berdych, thinks Nick Bollettieri


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Roger Federer showed champion's mentality against Tomas Berdych, thinks Nick Bollettieri

Famous tennis coach Nick Bollettieri thinks that 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has shown yet again that he is a champion. The Swiss defeated Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic at the Miami Open on Thursday to clinch the semi-finals 6-2 3-6 7-6 (6).

World number 14 Berdych had a 6-4 lead in the tie-break -- but the Swiss tennis player went on to win four points in a row and earn the win. Federer served for the match at 5-4 in the third set -- but Berdych resisted to broke Federer back.

The two played a good match, which went down to the wire. Federer now has a 18-6 lead over Berdych in their head-to-head record. Federer went on to defeat rising Nick Kyrgios after beating Berdych, and is now set face next his old rival Rafa Nadal in the final.

The 35-year-old Swiss, who made it all the way at the Australian Open and Indian Wells in 2017, is bidding to win his third title of the season in Miami.

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