Federer sprints past Berdych

Federer, four times a winner in the Californian desert, took his record on the season to 15-1 with his only defeat having come in shock fashion against Andreas Seppi in the third round of the Australian Open.

The Swiss star avenged his win over Seppi in the first round in Indian Wells and his form continues to look imperious as he claimed a first straight-sets win over Berdych since 2011.

He needed only 68 minutes to set up a semi-final clash with either Rafael Nadal or Milos Raonic, who play later on Friday.

And Federer managed it in style, with a rare bagel set against the classy Berdych – indeed it was his first in 19 matches against the ninth seed from the Czech Republic.

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