Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 08: Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic reacts after a point in his quarter-final match against Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil during day six of the Brisbane International 2010 at Queensland Tennis Centre on January 8, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych reached the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second straight year with a marathon 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) win over No. 10 Nicolas Almagro on Sunday at Hisense Arena. Last year, Berdych lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. This year, he'll face 10-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal, who beat fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in straight sets earlier Sunday. The match Sunday lasted 3 hours, 54 minutes and featured 306 winning points, 161 by Berdych. There were only three service breaks in the match in 18 break-point opportunities.
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