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Nadal reaches Indian Wells final

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 last month from a seven-month injury absence that followed his shock second-round exit at Wimbledon last year.

‘For me, it’s completely unexpected,’ Nadal said. ‘To be in the final ... it’s a big surprise but I’m here and I’m very, very happy.’

Nadal will now meet Juan Martin Del Potro in Tuesday’s final showdown.  


Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro ended Novak Djokovic’s 22-match winning steak, beating the Serbian star 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the ATP Indian Wells Masters final. World No. 1 Djokovic had not lost a match since falling to American Sam Querrey at the Paris Masters on October 31. ‘It’s OK. It happens in sport,’ Djokovic said. ‘I just didn’t make it this time.’
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