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The Czechs turned things around in the second set, breaking Lopez for a 3-1 lead, and then converted their fourth set point with a forehand volley from Stepanek.

Lopez was broken for the third time in the 12th game of the third set when Berdych converted a second set point with a backhand volley at the net.

Stepanek struggled with his serve again after five double-faults in the first set of his loss to Ferrer on Friday. Berdych than needed almost four hours to overcome Almagro in five sets to tie the series.

Tomas (playing) after a four-hour game finishing at midnight and coming so strong today, it just show the desire and hunger we have for the trophy,” Stepanek said. “Hopefully we can make it tomorrow.”