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Kohlschreiber upsets Monfils

2011-06-11 21:00

Halle - Unseeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber upset third-seeded Gael Monfils of France in straight sets on Saturday to reach the final of the Gerry Weber Open.

The 49th-ranked Kohlschreiber returned to the Halle final for the first time since losing to Roger Federer in 2008 by cruising past Monfils 6-3, 6-3 in 1 hour 17 minutes.

Monfils, ranked a career-high No. 8 coming into the tournament, had not dropped a single set at the Wimbledon warmup event before running into an in-form Kohlschreiber.

In Sunday's final, Kohlschreiber will take on either 2007 Gerry Weber champion Tomas Berdych or fellow unseeded German Philipp Petzschner, who were playing the second semi later Saturday.

AP