Posted: Friday November 8, 2013 5:30 PM

Nadal wins, Wawrinka advances to ATP Finals semis

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LONDON (AP) - Rafael Nadal held off Tomas Berdych 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 to finish the round robin 3-0 and win his group at the ATP World Tour Finals, allowing Stanislas Wawrinka to join him in the last four.

Wawrinka beat David Ferrer 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-1, but needed Nadal to win to advance to the semifinal.

Nadal lost his grip on the match in the second set, dropping his serve twice. The Spaniard had already qualified from Group A after winning his first two matches, clinching the year-end No. 1 ranking the process.

Nadal only needed to claim a set against Berdych to clinch the group win. But he broke him in the eighth game of the third set after Berdych double-faulted twice.

 
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