Czech Berdych through to second successive Dubai final

Reuters| Last Updated: Feb 28, 2014, 23:33 PM IST

DUBAI: Tomas Berdych subdued Germany`s Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5 7-5 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships on Friday and will now face Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer in Saturday`s final.

"I`m really pleased with the way I handled today because it was tough," Berdych said in a courtside interview.

"I just need to focus on myself, because I need to bring my best tennis tomorrow," added the world number six after reaching a second successive Dubai final.

Kohlschreiber served for the first set at 5-4 but Berdych then upped his game. Federer meets Djokovic later on Friday.