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Berdych beats Simon to meet Wawrinka in Dutch final

Berdych beats Simon to meet Wawrinka in Dutch final

Berdych will bid for his 11th career ATP title, and Wawrinka his ninth. Wawrinka leads their head-to-heads 10-5.

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Roterdam: Defending champion Tomas Berdych dispatched Gilles Simon of France 6-2, 6-1 to line up Stanislas Wawrinka in the World Tennis Tournament final on Saturday.

The fourth-seeded Wawrinka beat second-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7).

Berdych will bid for his 11th career ATP title, and Wawrinka his ninth. Wawrinka leads their head-to-heads 10-5.

The third-seeded Berdych won 95 percent of his first serves, hit 14 winners, and converted four of five break-point chances.

"My game was good, and the game plan was even better," he said after improving to 4-6 against Simon. "We have worked really hard on my serve. I was able to control it."

Wawrinka, the 2014 Australian Open champion, saved two set points against Raonic at 6-4 down in the second-set tiebreaker.

Raonic, who missed three break-point chances in the seventh game of the second set, saved one match point at 7-6 down. But Davis Cup winner Wawrinka took his next chance.

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