Kohlschreiber beats Cilic to win Munich final
Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany beat Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-6
(8), 6-3 Sunday to win the BMW Open for the second time.
Kohlschreiber, seeded fourth, also won this clay-court
tournament in 2007. He saved seven of eight break points to capture
his fourth title in his sixth ATP final. His previous title also
came in Germany – last year’s Gerry Weber Open in Halle.
”I improved from match to match, felt very well for the whole
week and played good tennis,” he said.
Kohlschreiber won more than $94,000 in prize money and a white
convertible worth more than $73,000.
”I don’t really know what I should say,” he said. ”I don’t
have as much experience of this as (Roger) Federer.”
The third-seeded Cilic, who lost this final in 2010 to Mikhail
Youzhny, won nearly $50,000.