Without a surprise Tomas Berdych qualified for the semifinals of the Open de Nice Côte d'Azur defeating Latvian Ernests Gulbis. After an easy first set, Berdych lost his serve and allowed Gulbis to go up 4-2. The Czech immediately broke back and went on to win the next three games. Final score 6-1 6-4.
In the semis Berdych will face off with Nicoals Almagro for a spot in the final.