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Milos Raonic in Paris Masters final for 1st time after 3-set win over Tomas Berdych

  • Milos Raonic of Canada returns the ball to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their semifinal match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Milos Raonic of Canada returns the ball to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their semifinal match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Milos Raonic of Canada returns the ball to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their semifinal match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Milos Raonic of Canada returns the ball to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their semifinal match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Milos Raonic of the Canada during their semifinal match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France,  Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Milos Raonic of the Canada during their semifinal match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)  (The Associated Press)

Seventh-seeded Milos Raonic advanced to the final of the Paris Masters for the first time with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 victory over former champion Tomas Berdych on Saturday.

The Canadian, who produced the biggest win of his career in the previous round by defeating Roger Federer, will face top-ranked Novak Djokovic or Kei Nishikori in the final.

Raonic came out on top after a tense fight between the two big servers when Berdych, who won in Paris in 2005, lost his composure in the final game.

Serving to stay in the match, the fifth-seeded Czech made four consecutive unforced errors, including two double-faults, to hand his opponent the win. Berdych smashed his racket in anger before leaving the indoor court.