Janko Tipsarevic squandered a match point on his own serve in a final set tie-break after putting a volley wide. He followed this up with a double fault before Berdych sealed victory as Tipsarevic fell to the ground on the final point.
It was a reversal of fortunes for Berdych after his match on Monday where he himself had lost after having a match point against Novak Djokovic. Tipsarevic, who headed into this match with an impressive 4-1 head-to-head record against Berdych, will no doubt be haunted by his miss on match point but will hope to build upon his successes in 2011, arguably his best year, in 2012.
This result means Tipsarevic cannot qualify for the semi-finals. The winner of tonight's match between Djokovic and David Ferrer will qualify automatically, whilst the loser of that match or Berdych will also have a chance to qualify dependent on the result of their final group match on Friday.