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Kohlscreiber wins

sports Updated: Jun 12, 2011 00:12 IST

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Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber will be bidding to win the third ATP title of his career in the final of Halle’s tournament following his semi-final win over France’s Gael Monfils.

The German will now face either 2007 champion Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic or compatriot Philipp Petzschner in the final after his in over third-seed Monfils 6-3, 6-3 in Saturday’s semi-final.

Having won ATP tournaments in Munich in 2007 and Auckland in 2008, this is the second time Kohlschreiber has reached the final in Halle, having lost the 2008 tournament finale to Roger Federer. Monfils offered Kohlschreiber little resistance when it mattered most.