Roddick on the brink of elimination

 A second consecutive defeat for Roddick after his three-set thriller against Rafael Nadal on Monday means he could be eliminated if Novak Djokovic beats world number one Rafael Nadal in the later Group A match.

Wimbledon runner-up Berdych, who was disappointing against Djokovic on Monday, saved two set points at 4-5 in the first set and that proved to be a pivotal moment as the confidence that has been missing of late came flooding back.  On Tuesday, given the chance to put another dent in Roger Federer’s armour, Andy Murray was swatted aside as their top-billing round robin clash turned into a romp for the majestic Swiss.

Federer was supreme, dropping just eight points on serve in a 6-4, 6-2 drubbing.  In bagging a second easy win, the 29-year-old former world number one is favourite to reach the semifinals although he will still need to beat Robin Soderling on Thursday to make 100 percent sure and avoid the need of a calculator.

Soderling beat Spanish terrier David Ferrer 7-5, 7-5, meaning the top two spots in Group B will be decided on Thursday.

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