Philipp Kohlschreiber Denies Dominic Thiem In Thrilling Munich Final
by Staff | May 1st, 2016, 3:50 pm

In one of the best matches played this season, German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber edged Dominic Thiem 7-6(7), 4-6, 7-6(4) to win his third Munich Open title.

“Unbelievable. Great story the whole week. Great performance. Huge final,” the 32-year Kohlschreiber said following the 2-hour, 31-minute victory. “I’m very happy and pleased with my performance.”

Kohlschreiber picked up his seventh career title, first of 2016. And it’s redemption after losing to Andy Murray in the Munich final a year ago.

Thiem, who was seeking a third title on the season, sixth of his career, was unable to capitalize after saving multiple matchpoints at 4-5 in the third set.

“It was a very close final, attractive for the crowd, for sure. It was very painful for me but Philipp was the better player today, and he deserves to win,” Thiem said. “Almost every final is close because both players never give up. They want to win the title.

“I’ve won the last five finals,” he said. “Now I’ve lost one. It’s no tragedy, especially against Philipp.”

After suffering his first loss in a deciding set this year, Thiem still goes into Madrid as the leader in ATP match wins this season at 29.

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5 Comments for Philipp Kohlschreiber Denies Dominic Thiem In Thrilling Munich Final

jalep Says:

If you missed this match like me — and haven’t seen highlights, you gotta watch some:

hahahhaa mamma mia 💥🔥 ridiculous hitting from Thiem. Incredible and fearless tennis from Kohls too!

MMT Says:

That was a crazy match – I’m fascinated by Kohlschreiber’s ability to play both way behind the baseline and right on top of it, in the same point, over and over again, on clay. He doesn’t have the power to take his opponent’s time away from behind the baseline, so he has to find ways to transition unexpectedly, which he does repeatedly with drop shots and forehands up the line and crosscourt backhands that look like half-volleys in back court rallies. It’s very impressive. I think if he had a bigger serve, he’d really be a top player, because he has a good tennis IQ.

jalep Says:

It’s an amazing performance from Philipp Kohlschreiber. Light on his feet, effortless, clever – incredible anticipation, timing and balance. Italian commentators are perfect. Birds chirping perfect. This guy PavlikTNS does some good work and gets it on youtube very quickly, considering. First set tie break – so many points to like. 10:48 -52…

I wonder which one of them would win in a best of five sets?

Looked like a good crowd there, too, which is nice to see. Munich should be a 500. And Tennis Channel needs to cover it next year. Better yet, I should be there!

Wog Boy Says:

jalep and GL,

Thanks for Easter wishes.

Green Lady Says:

Wogboy your welcome, we renewed our wedding vows this weekend, with a pagan wedding ceremony, so we have been doing some celebrating of our own ;-)) ….

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