Berdych breaks dry spell with Rotterdam tennis title
Czech Tomas Berdych is pictured in Ostrava, Czech Republic on February 2, 2014 - by Michal Cizek
The Czech third seed, ranked seventh in the world, handed Croatia's unseeded Cilic his first loss after nine straight wins which took him to the Zagreb title a week ago.
It was the ninth career title for the new champion, off to his best season start with a 12-2 record.
Berdych had not earned an ATP trophy since Stockholm, October, 2012, 16 months ago.
He suffered through 2013 as the only player in the top 10 not to win a title, losing finals in Marseille, Dubai and Bangkok.