Tomas Berdych
Tomas Berdych [Reuters] Reuters

Tomas Berdych will face Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first semi-final of the 2014 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships at Aviation Club Tennis Centre on Friday.

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Berdych has been in impressive form in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as he is yet to drop a set in this year's competition. The World No 6 made his way to the last four after registering a comfortable victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter finals.

The 28-year-old Czech Republican had a straight set victory over the Frenchman as Berdych defeated Tsonga 6-4, 6-3. He would be hoping for a win over Kohlschreiber to seal a place in the final.

Meanwhile, the German sealed a place in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after registering a victory over Andreas Seppi at Aviation Club Tennis Centre.

Kohlschreiber, like Berdych, had a comfortable victory over his Italian opponent as the 30-year-old won the game in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. He would be looking for an upset by defeating Berdych to make it to the final of the competition.

The winner of the first semi-finals will face either Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer as the two big names in the competition will play against each other at Aviation Club Tennis Centre in the second semi-finals on Friday.


Berdych has a 7-1 comfortable lead over Kohlschreiber in the overall meetings. The pair have met in two grand slam events, with Berdych winning on both occasions. Berdych holds a 4-1 lead over Kohlschreiber in the last five previous meetings between the pair.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships History

Berdych has never faced Kohlschreiber in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.