ATP Tour

Kohlschreiber wins fifth title

Philipp Kohlschreiber (AFP)
Philipp Kohlschreiber (AFP)

Dusseldorf - Top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber has claimed his fifth ATP World Tour trophy by defeating Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the Dusseldorf Open final on Saturday.

The 35-year-old Karlovic fought back in the second set after Kohlschreiber went ahead 4-3.

It looked like a decisive break but the seventh-seeded Karlovic took it to the tiebreaker, where Kohlschreiber let two match points go before ultimately claiming the win in 72 minutes.

It was the 30-year-old German's first title since 2012, when he won his home tournament in Munich.

Four of his five titles have been on German soil.

Kohlschreiber had lost two of his previous three meetings with Karlovic, who was playing his first clay-court event final since 2007, when he won his only title on the surface in Houston.

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