- Associated Press - Saturday, February 18, 2017

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrated his 400th career win in style by beating fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of the World Tennis Tournament on Saturday.

The sixth-seeded Frenchman was dominant on serve, hitting 10 aces, winning 88 percent of his points on first serve, and not conceding a single break point against the hard-hitting Czech.

He broke Berdych once in each set and beat him for only the fourth time in 12 matches.

Tsonga will play third-seeded David Goffin of Belgium in the final.

Goffin easily won 6-1, 6-3 against French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert, a doubles specialist ranked only 109 in singles.

Tsonga, who is ranked 14, has 12 career titles and lost the final here in Rotterdam six years ago.

He leads 3-2 overall against Goffin, but they have not played each other in two years.

Goffin, who is ranked 11, won both of his career titles in 2014.


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