I really thought it was going to be a tighter match, but the Elf adjusted to Cilic's game after dropping the first (despite Tuxedo Mask serving at 32%), tightened it up, and reeled off the next three sets 64 64 62. He's now the youngest quarterfinalist at AO since 2001.
His reward? TMF, who suvived a scare from Big Byrd to win in a 3 and a half hour five setter, 4-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. I didn't see the match so I only know what I've read and what I can surmise from the scoreline. Sounds like Fed's experience won him the match, not his quality of play.
Nice try from Berdych though, who was actually pretty positive in his presser. He'll always be one of those guys who I hate to see in my guy's part of the draw. When he's clicking, he's impossible. Too bad the nerves got to him here.