Reuters

(Reuters) - Russian Karen Khachanov outplayed Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-2 to reach the Marseille Open final on Saturday, setting up a title showdown with Frenchman Lucas Pouille.

 

World number 47 Khachanov was impeccable on serve, saving the meager three break points Berdych had throughout the duel.

 

The 21-year-old has now beaten former world number four Berdych in both their meetings having also prevailed at last year's French Open.

 

Pouille reached his second final of the season after a 6-3 7-6(6) defeat of Belarusian qualifier Ilya Ivashka.

 

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Christian Radnedge)