Kohlschreiber claims Munich title

Fourth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber beat third seed Marin Cilic 7-6(8) 6-3 to win the Munich Open.


It was his second title in Munich - he beat Mikhail Youzhny in 2007 - and first of the season.

The home fans' favourite claimed a tight opening set after a tie-break.

Croatian Cilic's first serve suffered a meltdown in that set, with him landing only 30 per cent of them in compared with the German's 73 per cent - and he only claimed one ace more than his opponent. Both players broke serve once.

In the second set Cilic got his first-serve percentage up to 52, but was unable to prevent Kohlschreiber from converting his one break chance - as he had in the first set.

World number 24 Cilic had four break points but all were saved by the 34th-ranked German, who now holds a 5-3 record in the head-to-head between the pair.

Cilic finished runner-up in Munich in 2010, losing to Youzhny.

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