MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Sixth seed Tomas Berdych reached the final of the Monte Carlo Masters by sweeping past local favorite Gael Monfils 6-1 6-4 on Saturday.
Czech Berdych, who next faces eight-times champion Rafa Nadal or world number one Novak Djokovic, breezed through the opening set without facing a single break point.
Monfils, who beat Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov en route to the semi-finals in the European claycourt season's opening tournament, offered more resistance in the second set but made too many unforced errors.
Berdych now has a 6-1 record against 14th-seeded Frenchman Monfils who came back from an injury absence late last month.
(Writing by Julien Pretot, editing by Tony Jimenez)