|Federer loses to Tomas Berdych in 2012 US Open quarterfinals|
Swiss Master Roger Federer experienced a shocking early exit at the 2012 US Open quarterfinals against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych. By winning an entry to the semifinals, Berdych has ended Federer's dream of winning the US Open for the sixth time.
The 17-time Grand Slam winner, who was trying to reach his 33rd Grand Slam finals lost 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to 6th seeded Berdych. Federer's early exit in the US Open was in the year 2003 when he lost to Argentine David Nalbandian in the fourth round.
Berdych will now face 3rd seeded Briton Andy Murray on Saturday (08-09-12) to seek a place in the finals which will happen on Sunday. The Cezch tennis star has reached the semifinals of the US open for the first time in his career. Berdych's previous best show was when he reached the finals of the Wimbledon in 2012.
Federer, in the post match session said that he has achieved his goal (about winning the Wimbledon and earning back the No 1 spot), but the defeat was very disappointing. On the other hand Tomas Berdych expressed his shock and happiness over winning the World No 1.