Berdych Eyes First Title Of 2013 In Bangkok

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Reuters
Tomas Berdych closed in on his first title of the year when he rallied from a set down to beat Gilles Simon in their Thailand Open semi-final on Saturday.

Czech Republic's Berdych celebrates defeating France's Tsonga in their men's singles tennis match at the ATP World Tour Finals in London

Tomas Berdych closed in on his first title of the year when he rallied from a set down to beat Gilles Simon in their Thailand Open semi-final on Saturday.

Berdych, the only member of the world's top 10 without a title this year, lost an opening set tiebreak against the Frenchman but recovered to win 6-7(5) 6-2 7-5 in Bangkok.

The Czech looked like stumbling when he served for the match, going 0-40 down but clawed back to finish Simon off in a touch under three hours.

Berdych, ranked sixth in the ATP standings, will face either defending champion Richard Gasquet or Milos Raonic in the final.