Result: Rafael Nadal through to Indian Wells final

Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal is through to the final of the BNP Paribas Open with a straight-sets victory over Tomas Berdych in Indian Wells.

Rafael Nadal has reached the final of the BNP Paribas Open with a straight-sets victory over Tomas Berdych in Indian Wells.

The Spaniard, who is playing in his first hard court tournament since returning from injury, broke once in a tight opening set to close it out 6-4.

Berdych broke at 4-3 in the second to give himself the chance to serve out the set and level the match, but Nadal hit back before breaking again to seal the victory 7-5.

The 11-time Grand Slam champion will face either Novak Djokovic or Juan Martin del Potro in Sunday's final.

Britain's Andy Murray wipes sweat from his forehead during the men's final of the Australian Open tennis championship on January 26, 2013
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