MOSCOW, October 13 (RIA Novosti)
Novak Djokovic beat fourth seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in straight sets to reach the final of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday.
The World No. 2 broke Berdych’s serve early in both sets to see out a 6-3, 6-4 win.
In the final of the $3.5 million event, Djokovic will face either Andy Murray or Roger Federer, who play in the other semifinal later.
It is a 10th final of the season for the Serbian star, who looks to add to four titles in 2012, the latest in Beijing on Sunday, when he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets.
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