Berdych claims men's singles title at China Open
Updated: 2011-10-09 19:34
Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic kisses his trophy after winning the men's singles final match against Marin Cilic of Croatia at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing Oct 9, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]
BEIJING - Czech third seed Tomas Berdych rallied to beat Marin Cilic of Croatia 2-1 to claim the ATP singles title at the 2011 China Open here on Sunday.
Although conceding the opening set 3-6 to the big serving Crot, the 10th ranked Berdych fought back 6-4, 6-1 to seal the two-hour match.
It was the first singles trophy won by the 26-year-old Czech since May, 2009.
Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic celebrates after winning the second set against Marin Cilic of Croatia during their final match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing Oct 9, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]
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