Berdych too strong for Melzer
Tomas Berdych continued his serene progress through the Australian Open draw with a comfortable win over Jurgen Melzer.
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Berdych raced to a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory in an hour and 49 minutes, with Melzer unable trouble the No 5 seed.
The Czech ace is yet to drop a set in this season's event following routine wins over Michael Russell and Guillaume Rufin.
And with the unseeded Kevin Anderson net up, Berdych will fancy his chances of at least matching his previous best runs in Melbourne - he has twice reached the quarter-finals.