London: Tomas Berdych thrashed US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1 yesterday to remain in the hunt for a place in the semi-finals of the ATP Tour Finals.
World No 7 Berdych had been routed by Stan Wawrinka in his opening match at London's O2 Arena, but he bounced back in style and could qualify for the Last Four with a victory over defending champion Novak Djokovic in his final Group A tie tomorrow.
Cilic's second defeat at the season-ending event means the Croatian has no chance of qualifying after winning just six games in his two matches.
Meanwhile, Andy Murray kept alive his bid to reach the semi-finals of the ATP Tour Finals with a crucial 6-3, 7-5 victory in his shoot-out with Milos Raonic on Tuesday night.
Murray now has to beat six-time winner Roger Federer in his final group match today to qualify, while Raonic, having lost both matches, is almost certain to be knocked out.