Kitzbhel - German Philipp Kohlschreiber claimed the eighth
ATP Tour title of his career by brushing aside Joao Sousa in the final of the
clay-court event at Kitzbuhel on Saturday.
The 33-year-old eased to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over his
Portuguese opponent, who remains without a tournament win since 2015.
Kohlschreiber had lost his two previous tour finals, but he
recovered from a break down in the opening set with four straight games.
The world number 47 had to fight back from 3-1 down in the
second set as well, but once again Sousa gave up four games on the trot to
slump to defeat.
It was Kohlschreiber's first title since winning on the
Munich clay in May 2016, and he will move up six places in the new world
rankings on Monday.