Bangkok: Top-seeded Tomas Berdych and the in-form Gilles Simon of France will confront each other for the eighth time after both won their Thailand Open quarter-finals on Friday.
Fresh from helping the Czech Republic beat Argentina in the Davis Cup semi-finals, Berdych beat Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan 7-6 (7), 6-4 to maintain his record of never losing before the semifinals in Thailand. However, he also hasn't passed the semis in his two previous appearances.
"Sometimes, I was feeling like he was a Playstation," Berdych said of Lu. "He was there he was so fast. He hit so many winners."