Tomas Berdych and Stan Wawrinka both reached the Rotterdam final today in straight set fashion. The defending champ Berdych overmatched Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-1. A day earlier it was Simon who stunned top seed Andy Murray, but the Frenchman had no answer for the burly Czech.
Berdych seeks his first title since Rotterdam last year, and 11th of his career. Wawrinka eyes his second of the season and the 9th of his career.
In Memphis, Kevin Anderson advanced to the final with a three set win over Donald Young. He will await the Kei Nishikori-Sam Querrey winner.
The Sao Paulo final is also set featuring little-known Italian Luca Vanni against Pablo Cuevas. Ranked No. 149, the 29-year-old Vanni had to the qualify for the event.
Until this week, Vanni had never won an ATP-level match.
And in Antwerp final, Andrea Petkovic continues her return to the Top 10 against Carla Suarez Navarro.
“She’s playing really well. She’s barely missing any balls,” said Petkovic who saved eight matchpoints in the first round. “You really have to work for every point against her. She brings you out of your rhythm – I started really well and slowly, game by game, I felt my rhythm was going off, because she was doing such a good job mixing it up. I lost my rhythm and played worse and worse, and that’s why she’s been beating so many good players.
“I was just very happy I could close it out in two sets, because I was really dying by the end!”
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