Tennis-Haas wins in Munich at the age of 35
LONDON May 5 (Reuters) - Germany's Tommy Haas beat compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-6 to win the Munich Open on Sunday and become the first 35-year-old to win an ATP title in five years.
In the first all-German final in Munich since 1965, Haas held off a late fightback from Kohlschreiber to follow Fabrice Santoro who won in Newport at the same age in 2008.
"It's a sensational feeling to be quite honest," Haas said on the ATP website (www.atptour.com) after winning his first title in 11 months.
"It was another one of those milestones that I hoped for, to maybe win this title one year. To have done that, this late in my career, is a big highlight for me.
"Every time you win a title, it's a reflection of putting everything together the whole week. It doesn't happen that often. You're really proud of those moments."
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