Saturday, October 20, 2012
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga into final
STOCKHOLM -- 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.