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Kohlschreiber wins BMW Open

Tennis

MUNICH, Germany – Fourth-seed Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany won the BMW Open with a 7-6 (10/8), 6-3 victory over Croatia's Marin Cilic in Sunday's final.

The 28-year-old Kohlschreiber, ranked 34th in the world, lifted the trophy for the second time, he also won in 2007, having needed just under two hours to claim victory.

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xxx during their final match at the ATP tennis tournament BMW Open in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

It was the fourth ATP title of his career and his first since he won the grass-court tournament at Halle last June, which is traditionally one of the warm-up events before Wimbledon.

Having beaten Spain's Feliciano Lopez in Saturday's semi-final, this was Kohlschreiber's fifth win over the 23-year-old Cilic in their eight previous encounters. – Sapa-AFP

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