ATP Tour

Berdych books spot in final

2013-02-23 16:53
Tomas Berdych (AP)

Marseille - Top-seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov of Russia 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final of the Open 13.

Berdych will seek his first title of the season against the winner of the all-French semi-final pitting Jo-Wilfried Tsonga against Gilles Simon. Berdych led the Czech Republic to the Davis Cup title last year.

The 2010 Wimbledon runner-up didn't lose a single point in his service games in the first set, while breaking Tursunov twice to take control.

Berdych then saved the only two break points he faced at 4-0 in the second set, before clinching the victory with an ace.

Tursunov is a former top-20 player who has dropped to 119th in the rankings. He was playing in his first semi-final since June 2011.

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