ATP BMW Open: Tommy Haas lands Munich title on 10th appearance
Last Updated: 05/05/13 2:48pm
Tommy Haas: Won 14th ATP title in Munich
Tommy Haas made it 10th time lucky at the ATP BMW Open in Munich with victory over defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber in Sunday's final.
The 35-year-old Haas, a finalist at the event back in 2000, edged the all-German affair 6-3 7-6 (7/3) to claim his 14th ATP Tour title on his 10th visit to the clay-court event.
He also becomes the first 35-year-old since Fabrice Santoro landed the Newport title in 2008 to win a Tour event.
It was a nervy end to the match for Haas, who had earlier failed to serve it out when leading 5-4 in the second set.
But the veteran came back strongly in the tie-break and improved his head-to-head record over two-time champion Kohlschreiber to 3-2 on his second match point.
Speaking afterwards, Haas said: ""It means a lot to win here, it's hard to put it into words, but it's a great feeling.
"I just came here wanting to play well and try to win the title. The fact that it has worked out is unbelievable.
"I have to pay credit to Philipp, he played really well. He took a few risks and was aggressive, he made it a good fight."