Munich, Germany (Sports Network) - Croat Marin Cilic and No. 2 German Philipp
Kohlschreiber were semifinal winners Saturday at the $525,000 BMW Open, a
clay-court French Open tuneup.
The third-seeded Cilic blasted six aces and didn't face a break point as he
erased German wild card and 2000 Munich finalist Tommy Haas 6-3, 6-4. The
oft-injured Haas prevailed in their only previous meeting, a four-plus hour
battle in the third round at Wimbledon in 2009.
Kohlschreiber outlasted second-seeded Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 6-7 (4-7),
6-4. The fourth-seeded Augsburg native advanced to his second career Munich
final despite converting only three of the 13 break points offered him. He
titled here in 2007.
A Munich runner-up two years ago, Cilic has a 6-6 career record in finals,
while Kohlschreiber has gone 3-2 in championship matches.
Cilic beat Sunday's opponent in their last encounter, but still trails the
lifetime series 4-3.
The winner will earn $95,000.
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