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Kohlschreiber beats Cilic to win Munich final

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MUNICH (AP) 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.

Updated May 6, 2012

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