Rafael Nadal beat Tomas Berdych 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 at the ATP World Tour Finals Round Robin 3 to eliminate Berdych from the tournament. Rafa has already qualified for the semifinals, to be held on Sunday. With a set win over Berdych, Rafa has also secured a Group A win, which eliminates the possibility of Rafa playing against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.
Rafa broke in the first game of the first set to take an early lead, holding serve to take the set at 6-4. The second set was anything but typical, with Berdych coming back strong to take a 5-0 lead before Rafa scored, taking the set at 6-1. the deciding set went Rafa’s way at 6-3. The win guarantees Stanislas Wawrinka a spot in the semifinals, coming in 2nd in the group. Wawrinka will face Djokovic in the semifinals on Sunday.
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