For a place in his ninth ATP World Tour final, Berdych will face Frenchman Jeremy Chardy who battled past second seed Marin Cilic 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. Chardy withstood nine aces from Cilic’s racquet to break serve twice from six opportunities and defeat the Croatian in one hour and 58 minutes.
World No. 15 Cilic also suffered a quarter-final exit (l. to Mathieu) on his Munich debut last year. The 20 year old has made a strong start to the season and compiled a 23-7 match record. He titled in two of his first three tournaments at Chennai (d. Devvarman) and Zagreb (d. Ancic) and was a quarter-finalist in Dubai (l. to Djokovic).