Tennis: Berdych downs Isner for quarter-final spot

Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych made the French Open quarter-finals for the second time on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over America's 10th seed John Isner.

Berdych was a semi-finalist in 2010, beating Isner on the way in straight sets in the third round.

Isner was bidding to become the first American man to reach the quarter-finals in Paris since Andre Agassi in 2003 but he was out-served by 28-year-old Berdych who hit 11 aces to his opponent's seven.

Berdych will face either Roger Federer or Ernests Gulbis for a place in the semi-finals.

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