Marin Cilic cruises to Munich final

Updated: May 5, 2012, 2:06 PM ET
Associated Press

MUNICH -- Third-seeded Marin Cilic beat German veteran Tommy Haas in straight sets on Saturday to reach the final of the BMW Open, where he will face 2007 winner Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Cilic, the 2010 finalist, dropped just five points from his own serve as the 23-year-old Croat defeated Haas 6-3, 6-4.

The 34-year-old Haas was once ranked as high as No. 2 but has dropped to No. 134 because of injuries. He was playing in his first ATP semifinal since August 2009 after receiving a wild card into the clay-court tournament.

The fourth-seeded Kohlschreiber defeated second-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-4.

The 28-year-old German is hoping to lift his first trophy on Sunday since winning the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany last year.

The Munich tournament is one of the warm-up events for the French Open.


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