Rafael Nadal beats Tomas Berdych to reach Indian Wells final

The fifth-seeded Spaniard saved three break points in the final game against sixth-seeded Berdych before gaining a first match point.

updated: March 17, 2013 13:34 IST
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Indian Wells, USA: A resurgent Rafael Nadal beat Tomas Berdych 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday to reach the final of the Indian Wells Masters.

Nadal has now reached the final in four straight tournaments since returning in February from a seven-month injury absence that followed his shock second-round exit at Wimbledon last year.

But he has faced his sternest test yet in the first Masters tournament of the season, not only from the more punishing hard court surface but as part of a field that featured 49 of the top 50 men in the world.

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