Rafael Nadal rallied to beat Tomas Berdych 6-4, 7-5 in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday and reach his fourth ATP Tour final in as many events.
Off to the best start of his career, Nadal improved to 16-1 - including 13 wins in a row - on the year, having won two clay-court titles and been runner-up in another since returning from a left knee injury that idled him for seven months.
''It's very, very difficult to imagine something like this. But here we are today, and very happy about all what happened the last month, especially last three weeks,'' said Nadal, who beat No. 2 Roger Federer in straight sets in the quarterfinals.
''I don't have nothing to lose after seven months. I did much more than what I dreamed.''
It was Nadal's 12th straight win over Berdych, including seven consecutive on hard courts. Nadal will be seeking his third Indian Wells title in Sunday's final, where he'll play either top-ranked Novak...