Berdych to battle Berlocq in Portugal final


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Oeiras, Portugal ( - Top seed Tomas Berdych and Argentine Carlos Berlocq won semifinal matches on Saturday at the $590,000 Portugal Open, a clay court French Open tune-up.

The world No. 6 Czech star Berdych improved to 24-5 in 2014 with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Victor Hanescu, while Berlocq took down Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-6 (8-6), 6-2.

Berdych will play in the 22nd final of his career (9-12), while Berlocq will appear in his third ATP World Tour final (1-1).

Berdych is 3-0 lifetime versus Berlocq.

The 2014 Oeiras champion will collect $107,000.

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