Berdych into Australian Open quarter-final

Big Czech Tomas Berdych has advanced to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open for the seventh time in the past eight years with a straight-sets rout of Italian Fabio Fognini.

The 19th-seeded Berdych won 6-1 6-4 6-4 against the No.25 seed from Italy, who had been bidding to reach the last eight at a major for only the second time in 39 attempts.

Berdych advances to a semi-final showdown against either defending champion Roger Federer or unseeded Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.

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