Result: Novak Djokovic sees off Tomas Berdych to reach Shanghai Masters final

Result: Djokovic sees off Berdych to reach final
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Novak Djokovic reaches his first Shanghai Masters final by defeating Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-4 in just under an hour-and-a-half.

Novak Djokovic brushed aside Tomas Berdych this morning to reach his first Shanghai Masters final.

The Serb grabbed hold of the early exchanges, moving ahead 3-0 as Berdych struggled to get his usually-dominant forehand going.

World number six Berdych got on the board in the next but soon he was down a double break at 1-5 as Djokovic converted his second break point.

The Australian Open champion couldn't close it out though, as Berdych staged a mini-fightback to pull it back to 5-3, saving a set point along the way.

The Czech then had a chance to level the set but he squandered a break-point opportunity before Djokovic saw out the set 6-3 in 42 minutes.

The world number two then gained an early break at the start of the second, with Berdych getting continually frustrated with a number of close line calls.

Djokovic threatened to move a double break up in the seventh game of the set but it didn't matter as he was soon wrapping up victory 6-3 6-4 by holding serve to-love.

The Serb will face either world number one Roger Federer or defending two-time champion Andy Murray in tomorrow morning's final.

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