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Rafa comes to Wawrinka's rescue

Swiss underdog reaches ATP World Tour Finals thanks to Nadal's win

Updated: November 8, 2013, 8:29 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

It's easy to root for Rafael Nadal, but on Friday night in London, Stanislas Wawrinka was fully invested in the Spaniard's match with Tomas Berdych.

That's because even after a 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-1 victory over David Ferrer, Wawrinka needed a Nadal victory to advance to the semifinals of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

"But even if Berdych wins against Rafa, it's amazing week for me already," Wawrinka said. "I had to win against Tomas Berdych, No. 5, David Ferrer, I lost a tough ...

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