12 Jun 2011

Finalists found in Halle

6:40 pm on 12 June 2011

Crowd-favourite Philipp Petzschner set up an all-German final at the Halle ATP tennis tournament after a hard-fought semi-final win over second-seed Tomas Berdych.

Having beaten eighth-seed Milos Raonic in the quarter-final, Petzschner knocked-out 2007 Halle champion Berdych in three sets in two hours and 19 minutes.

Petzschner, 80th in the world, has grown in confidence as the week progressed and is looking comfortable on the firm grass surface of Halle's centre court where he will face compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final.