Kohlschreiber eyes top-20
German on verge of breakthrough after semi-final win
Last Updated: 27/07/12 6:49pm
Philipp Kohlschreiber: Second final appearance of the season
Top seed Philipp Kohlschreiber will take on defending champion Robin Haase in the final of the Bet-at-Home Cup in Kitzbuhel.
German Kohlschreiber rallied to beat Filippo Volandri of Italy 6-7 6-2 6-2 in Friday's semi-finals, while Haase defeated the fifth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-3 6-3.
It will be Kohlschreiber's second final of the season after winning in Munich in May and victory would take him into the world's top-20 for the first time.
He was broken while serving for the first set at 5-3, the only time he dropped serve in the match.
He recovered to break Volandri twice in both the following sets. The Italian has now failed to win a match against a top-30 player in 26 straight attempts.
Haase won 26 of his 27 first-serve points to control his semi-final against Klizan, who had not been in the quarterfinals of an ATP event before.