Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 19:52
Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova Storm Into Madrid Masters Semis
World number one Rafael Nadal stormed into the semi-finals of the Madrid Masters with his 17th consecutive win over Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 6-2.
Maria Sharapova also booked her place in the last four of the Madrid Open with a three-set win over Li Na, but top seed and reigning champion Serena Williams was forced to pull out of the tournament due to a thigh injury.
Despite coming into the tournament with doubts following surprise defeats to David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro in recent weeks, Nadal has looked in fine form in the Spanish capital as he has cruised into the last four without the loss of a set.