The second day of IPTL’s Manila leg was all about Nadal, who battled
past Tomas Berdych 6-5 via tie-break in the fifth and final set. It took
the audiences many minutes to settle down after Nadal made his
appearance on court. The Spaniard was a supportive team-mate on the
bench, cheering and applauding every point won. There was a deafening
uproar when he took the court for the men’s doubles with Ivan Dodig,
before taking on Berdych.