Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia, 26 July 2015 | AP

Bernard Tomic defeated Michael Berrer of Germany to reach the Claro Open final for the second year in a row on Saturday.

Tomic advanced 6-4 6-7(4) 7-6(3) and will defend his title against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

The second-seeded Tomic, ranked 29th in the world, was broken in the third set but recovered to clinch the victory in the tiebreaker, giving himself a chance at securing his third career title.

He completed the two hour, 18 minute victory with a perfect 23 aces against no double faults.

Mannarino earned an opportunity to win his first ATP title by beating top-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6(5) 7-6(5).

It is the second career final for the 33rd-ranked Mannarino, who this year was runner-up in Auckland.

Karlovic, ranked 23rd and who reached last year’s Bogota final before falling to Tomic, served 17 aces and didn’t allow a break point against Mannarino, yet struggled in both tiebreakers.