Munich, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) – Top-seeded Andy Murray and two-time
champion Philipp Kohlschreiber will meet in the BMW Open final after both
players won two matches on Saturday.
Rain on Friday caused the quarterfinals to be postponed until Saturday
morning. The semifinals were played in the afternoon.
Murray beat third-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 after rallying past
Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the title match.
It will be the first clay-court final for Murray, who is seeking a 32nd career
title. He had dropped his previous five semifinal matches on clay, with four
of the losses to Rafael Nadal.
The fifth-seeded Kohlschreiber twice rallied from a set down to reach his
fourth final at this tournament. The German defeated fourth-seeded David
Goffin 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals, then fought back to beat qualifier
Gerald Melzer 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals.
Kohlschreiber titled here in 2007 and 2012 and lost the 2013 final to
countryman Tommy Haas.
Bautista Agut defeated Victor Estrella Burgos 4-6, 6-0, 6-0 and Melzer topped
Dominic Thiem 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-3 to secure their places in the semifinals.