2/16/13 1:49 AM | Kelli DeMario
Top seed Rafael Nadal fought his way into the Brasil Open semifinal with a come-from-behind victory over veteran Carlos Berlocq. The Spaniard is joined among the final four by David Nalbandian, who took out second seed Nicolas Almagro.
David Nalbandian def. (2) Nicolas Almagro 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(3)
Former world No. 3 David Nalbandian advanced to the final four with a three-sets upending of two-time defending champion Nicolas Almagro. The 31-year-old veteran withstood 28 aces through two hours and 18 minutes of play. Nalbandian completed the match after winning four consecutive points from 3-3 in the final-set tie-break.
He moves on to face Italy’s Simone Bolelli in the next round. Bolelli defeated veteran Albert Montanes in the quarterfinals, 6-4, 6-4.
(1) Rafael Nadal def. Carlos Berlocq 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Top seed Rafael Nadal is through to the semifinal after rallying to upend Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq late Friday. The former Brasil Open champion tallied 5 aces and four service breaks through two hours and 25 minutes of play. Nadal trailed 2-1 in the final set before reaching double match point at 5-4.
He is slated to take on lucky loser Martin Alund for a place in the championship final. Alund beat Italy’s Filippo Volandri in the quarterfinals, 7-5, 7-6(5).
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