Rafael Nadal beats Tomas Berdych to reach quarter-finals

Second seed Rafael Nadal has beaten former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals without dropping a set.

The 32-year-old Spaniard beat Czech Berdych 6-0 6-1 7-6 (7-4) in Melbourne.

Berdych, unseeded but climbing back up the rankings after injury, had been expected to provide a sterner test.

But Nadal’s relentless brilliance did not allow Berdych, who made too many unforced errors, to make it a contest until the third set.

After the match Nadal said he takes all matches seriously, irrelevant of who the opponent is.

Start typing and press Enter to search