MONTPELLIER, France (AP) -- Tomas Berdych won his seventh career title Sunday, beating defending champion Gael Monfils 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in the Open Sud de France final.

The top-seeded Czech broke for a 5-3 lead in the final set on a double fault from Monfils, then closed it out.

Berdych relied on a strong serve and deep groundstrokes to go a set up but made several unforced errors to drop the second set.

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