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    5/11/13 11:25 PM | Ricky Dimon
    Wawrinka beats Berdych, into Madrid final vs. Nadal Stanislas Wawrinka wins another three-setter, this time on Saturday over Tomas Berdych. Wawrinka is through to a showdown for the Madrid title against Rafael Nadal.


    Stanislas Wawrinka is in refuse-to-lose mode this month, no matter the circumstance. This time he also got plenty of help in what was his latest flirt with defeat.

    Wawrinka came back from 2-4, 15-40 down in the final set to beat Tomas Berdych 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Mutua Madrid Open on Saturday evening. The Swiss needed one hour and 55 minutes to win his third consecutive three-set match and book a ticket to the final against Rafael Nadal.

    Coming off a quarterfinal finish in Monte-Carlo and a title in Oeiras, Wawrinka had already defeated Grigor Dimitrov and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three sets in the previous two rounds. For a moment it looked like the world No. 15 would be able to win this one in straights, but Berdych rebounded from a tough start to win a second set in which he dropped a mere two points in five service games.

    Maintaining his fine form, especially on serve, Berdych powered his way to a 4-2 advantage in the third. After squandering his two break chances for what would have been a 5-2 lead, though, it was all over for the sixth-ranked Czech. Wawrinka played three solid games to pull ahead 5-4 before Berdych completely capitulated with four forehand errors in the final game.

    "Tomas is a tough player to beat," Wawrinka assured. "He was serving really good, putting a lot of pressure on me. Down 4‑2, two break points to save...I was saying to myself that I should do everything to win that game, to put pressure on him. I know that sometimes if you show him that you're going to be there again and again, sometimes he'll make a mistake."

    "It was actually the worst four games I played in the match," Berdych said of the final stretch. "I mean, I really have no excuse for that. It was just bad play from me. That's it. This is a huge chance that when you have that you cannot lose that. That was really bad play from me."



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