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Tomas Berdych wins Open Sud final

Updated: February 5, 2012, 11:59 AM ET
Associated Press

MONTPELLIER, France -- Tomas Berdych won his seventh career title Sunday, beating defending champion Gael Monfils 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in the Open Sud de France final.

The top-seeded Czech broke for a 5-3 lead in the final set on a double fault from Monfils. He wrapped it up with his 12th ace.

"It was very close in the end. I'm happy that I was able to do it," Berdych told Canal Plus television. "Actually, it's even more special to beat the home player, unfortunately for the crowd."

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