|Posted on May 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM|
H2H Tomas Berdych vs Victor Hanescu
Order of Play - Saturday, May 3, 2014
Tomas Berdych reaches the Portugal Open final in Oeiras
PORTUGAL OPEN 2014
Berdych Earns Oeiras Final Berth, Awaits Berlocq or
by ATP Staff | 03.05.2014
Top seed Tomas Berdych continued his strong run of form at the Portugal Open with a dominant 6-2, 6-2 victory over Victor Hanescu on Saturday.
Berdych advances to face either Carlos Berlocq or
Daniel Gimeno-Traverin the Oeiras final. The top Czech will vie for his third clay-court title and first since hoisting the trophy at the 2009 BMW Open by FWU AG Munich in 2009 (d. Youzhny). It will be his 22nd tour-level final overall.
"It will be great," said Berdych. "It's always a pleasure to get to the final stages of the week in tournaments. I'm really looking forward to it.
"This is the way I want to perform on the clay. You need the days like yesterday to battle through tough situations and get the good results. I want to improve my game at this level and go higher and higher."
The World No. 6 improved to 24-5 in 2014 with the win over Hanescu, needing just over one hour to claim victory. He fired five aces and converted on all four break points garnered. Berdych will contest his first final since ending a 16-month title drought at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament earlier this year in Rotterdam.
Hanescu, meanwhile, was bidding for his 200th tour-level win.
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Tomas will contest his 22nd final after defeating Victor Hanescu
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Tomas Berdych will vie for his first clay-court title in five years on Sunday in Oeiras.
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