Philipp Kohlschreiber wins BMW

Updated: May 6, 2012, 1:10 PM ET
Associated Press

MUNICH -- 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.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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