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Tomas Berdych, Marin Cilic advance to Rotterdam final

Feb. 15, 2014 at 4:46 PM

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- No. 3 seed Tomas Berdych and the surging Marin Cilic each scored a victory Saturday, setting up a finals meeting at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.

The Czech Republic's Berdych, ranked seventh in the world, advanced with a 6-3, 6-2 decision over Latvian Ernests Gulbis at Ahoy Rotterdam.

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He will be seeking his ninth career title but first since the 2012 event in Stockholm.

His opponent will be Croatia's Cilic, who bested Dutch wild card Igor Sijsling 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

Cilic, coming off a victory at last week's PBZ Zagreb Indoors tournament, racked up his ninth straight win and will be going for his 11th career title.

Berdych owns a career 4-2 mark against Cilic.

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