Berdych beats Dimitrov to win Stockholm Open title

Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns a shot during the Stockholm Open men's tennis final against Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria, on Sunday Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonas Ekstromer)
Jonas Ekstromer

HELSINKI (AP) Top-seeded Tomas Berdych beat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for the second time.

Berdych claimed his 10th career title despite wasting a 5-3 lead in the first set. He broke Dimitrov early in each of the next two sets to wrap up the win and stay on course to qualify for the season-ending ATP finals in London.

Dimitrov was bidding to claim his fourth title of the year but slipped further behind Andy Murray in his attempt to qualify for London.

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