Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, returns to Marcel Granollers, of Spain, during the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
John Minchillo
October 01, 2016

SHENZHEN, China (AP) Defending champion Tomas Berdych fired nine aces and defeated Thomaz Bellucci 6-2, 7-5 in the Shenzhen Open semifinals on Saturday.

The top-seeded Czech converted four of 10 break chances in beating his Brazilian opponent.

Berdych faces Richard Gasquet in Sunday's final.

Third-seeded Gasquet was leading 6-2, 4-1 in the other semifinal when Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia was forced to retire with a groin injury.

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