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Nadal wins as Djokovic suffers eye trouble

11-25-2010 15:27 BJT

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Tennis now from the ATP World Tour Finals. Top ranked Rafael Nadal took on Serbian third seed Novak Djokovic. The match between top rivals would turn on the blink of an eye.

We look at the opening set, where Nadal held to love to level at 4-4. It looked like fans were in store for a potentially classic clash, but Djokovic left the court for a bathroom break deal with a problem with his vision. The trouble wasn't much better when he returned.

Djokovic held three more break points in the final game of the first set, but each time he failed to keep the ball in play. Nadal claimed the opening set, 7-5, and the Serb called for medical assistance. Djokovic sat frustrated as the trainers checked out his eyesight. He eventually would return to action, but the tide of the match had permanently turned. Nadal stretched out to a 4-0 lead in the second set, before winning the match 7-5, 6-2.

Nadal stretched out to a 4-0 lead in the second set, before winning the match
7-5, 6-2.

Berdych ends Roddick's semifinal hope

Tomas Berdych and Andy Roddick were both desperate for a win after losing their opening matches in London. Roddick made a powerful start against Berdych and conceded just four points in his opening five service games. But Berdych matched him with some solid baseline play of his own. He recorded a break of serve in the 11th game, and then Roddick put a forehand into the net. Berdych captured the first set 7-5.

The powerful Czech rolled into the second set on a wave of momentum, and broke Roddick in the fifth game to take a 3-2 lead.

Roddick pressured Berdych, but the sixth ranked player came up with a gritty service hold in the eighth game of the second set. Berdych sealed the 85-minute win by dismantling Roddick's serve again in game nine for a 7-5, 6-3 scoreline. The result all but ended the American's hopes of reaching the World Tour semi-finals.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: CNTV.CN

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