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Berdych, Raonic to battle for Bangkok title

Top seed Tomas Berdych and third seed Milos Raonic won their respective semifinal matches on Saturday at the Thailand Open tennis event.

Berdych came from behind to beat fourth-seeded Gilles Simon by a 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-5 margin.

Simon, the 2009 champion of this event, was last week's winner in Metz, France. The Frenchman was attempting to reach back-to-back finals for the first time in his career.

Berdych improved to 3-5 all-time against Simon, while snapping a three-match losing streak against the Frenchman in the process.

Next up for Berdych is Raonic, who rallied past second-seeded Richard Gasquet by a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 score. Raonic lost to Gasquet in five sets in the fourth round of the U.S. Open earlier this month.

Gasquet bested Simon in last year's all-French finale here.

Berdych is the only member of the Top 10 not to have won a title this year, going 0-2 in finals. The Czech is 8-10 in career title matches.

Raonic will appear in his third final of the year (1-1). He holds a 4-4 mark in career title matches.

The 2013 Bangkok titlist will earn $102,450.