Kyrgios sets up Marseille final date with Cilic

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Marseille (AFP)

Australia's Nick Kyrgios fired 15 aces to defeat Czech second seed Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday and set up a Marseille ATP final clash against former US Open champion Marin Cilic.

Kyrgios, the world number 41, didn't face a break point in his 70-minute victory in the French city as he reached his second career final having lost his only other previous championship match in Estoril last year.

On Sunday, 20-year-old Kyrgios will face top-seeded Cilic who made the final by seeing off French eighth seed Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 6-3.

Cilic, the world number 12, sent down 22 aces in his win and will target a 15th career title on Sunday.

The Croatian defeated Kyrgios in their only previous meeting at the 2013 French Open.