RESULTS - SUNDAY, 5 MAY, 2013
Singles - Final
T Haas (GER) d  P Kohlschreiber (GER) 63 76(3)
Doubles - Final
J Nieminen (FIN) / D Tursunov
(RUS) d M Baghdatis (CYP) / E Butorac (USA) 61 64
FINALS REVIEW HAAS WINS ALL-GERMAN FINAL;
At the age of 35, Tommy Haas captured his 14th ATP World
Tour trophy in Munich.
Haas will rise to World
No. 13 in the Emirates ATP Rankings on Monday after
becoming the first 35 year old to win an ATP World Tour
title since Fabrice Santoro in Newport five years ago.
Hamburg native Haas lifted a trophy on home
soil for the fourth time.
Kohlschreiber was bidding to win the Munich title for
the third time, following victories in 2007 (d. Youzhny)
and 2012 (d. Cilic).
Jarkko Nieminen and Dmitry
Tursunov won their first ATP World Tour doubles title.
The 31-year-old Nieminen collected his third ATP
World Tour doubles crown and his first since triumphing
three years ago in Gstaad with Johan Brunstrom. The
30-year-old Tursunov captured his sixth trophy and
improved to a 6-5 finals record.
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Tommy Haas: "It's a sensational feeling to be
quite honest. 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.
"It's the icing on the cake
when you have family here that you don't see too often.
Having my fiancι, my daughter and my mother-in-law
coming all the way here to support me, couldn't have
been much better.
"I knew it was going to be
tough. He's played well here before and was looking for
his third crown and it was maybe my last opportunity to
win the title here. So I gave myself a little bit of
extra pressure. I served well and I played well when it
counted. When I was serving for the match, he played
aggressive, came up with some good shots, and was
rewarded for it. Then I told myself to get into the
tie-break and play it as well as you can. I didn't want
to play a third set against him, having served for the
match, so I was really pleased with that."
Philipp Kohlschreiber: "It's very frustrating to
lose in the final, of course, but Tommy played a very
good match. It was a great week; it's always special to
play at home. I'm happy with my performance. I really
look forward to the upcoming clay-court tournaments. I'm
pretty confident playing on clay and hopefully I'll have
a good run."
Jarkko Nieminen: "It feels extremely good. I
don't have that many [doubles] titles. It's always
special to play for the title in the final. I was very
happy that we continued this extremely good run. We
didn't drop a set during the week. It was very nice to
play with Dmitry. I was surprised how well we played
together and how solid we stayed throughout the week.
Dmitry Tursunov: "I think today both of us were
so nervous and so tight. We're just glad it's finally
over. It wasn't the prettiest match for both teams, but
we had some good points and definitely happy to win. It
helped us [this week] that the courts were a little bit
slow with the weather and conditions, so we were able to
hit a lot of ground strokes and it's tough for the
doubles guys, they're so used to high-paced shots. We
were able to take our time and pick our spots."