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Haas defeats Kohlschreiber to win BMW Open

5/5/2013 10:27:00 AM

MUNICH (AP) - Tommy Haas won the BMW Open for the first time in his 10th attempt.

The third-seeded Haas beat defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Sunday to win the first all-German final in Munich in 48 years.

The 35-year-old Haas capped an impressive week by beating Kohlschreiber in 83 minutes for his 14th ATP Tour title and his fourth on home soil. He is the first 35-year-old to win an ATP Tour event since Fabrice Santoro at Newport in 2008.

Now based in Los Angeles, Haas previously won two titles at Halle and one in Stuttgart.

``I can hardly believe that I still managed to win here after such a long career,'' Haas said.

Haas will rise to 13th in Monday's world rankings. The rejuvenated German has an 18-7 match record this year, reaching the SAP Open final in San Jose, where he lost to Milos Raonic, and knocking out top-ranked Novak Djokovic en route to the semifinals in Miami.