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|Berdych Beats Djokovic for Spot in Wimbledon Final
|WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Tomas Berdych has swept Novak Djokovic in straight sets at Wimbledon to reach his first Grand Slam final.
The 12th-seeded Czech, who upset six-time champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, kept up his sparkling run with a 6-3, 7-6 (9), 6-3 win Friday over the third-ranked Serb on Centre Court.
Berdych's opponent in Sunday's final will be the winner of the second semifinal between Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.
The 24-year-old Berdych is the first Czech to reach the men's final at the All England Club since Ivan Lendl in 1987. The only Czech to win the men's title was Jan Kodes in 1973.
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