Tsonga, Berdych reach Stockholm Open final


Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates during his win over Marcos Baghdatis.

STOCKHOLM (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych will play in the Stockholm Open final after semifinal wins on Saturday.

Top-seeded Tsonga advanced after his opponent Marcos Baghdatis retired with a left groin strain in the deciding set, with Tsonga leading 6-4, 4-6, 5-2.

Berdych recorded a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over claycourt specialist Nicolas Almagro of Spain.

Berdych has a 2-1 edge over Tsonga in previous meetings, coming off his quarterfinal win over the Frenchman in Shanghai this month.

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