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Czech Berdych through to second successive Dubai final
February 28, 2014 / 3:28 PM / 4 years ago

Czech Berdych through to second successive Dubai final

DUBAI (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych subdued Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5 7-5 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships on Friday and will now face Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer in Saturday’s final.

Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic celebrates after defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in their men's singles semi-final match at the ATP Dubai Tennis Championships, February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

“I‘m really pleased with the way I handled today because it was tough,” Berdych said in a courtside interview.

“I just need to focus on myself, because I need to bring my best tennis tomorrow,” added the world number six after reaching a second successive Dubai final.

Kohlschreiber served for the first set at 5-4 but Berdych then upped his game. Federer meets Djokovic later on Friday.

Reporting by Matt Smith; editing by Justin Palmer

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