Classy Cilic makes Munich final
Croatian third-seed Marin Cilic will face Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final of Munich's ATP tournament on Sunday.
Cilic booked his place in the final with a straight sets win over wildcard Tommy Haas in just 75 minutes.
In contrast, fourth-seed Kohlschreiber needed three sets and more than two hours to beat Spain's Feliciano Lopez, the second seed, to seal a 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4 victory.
The 23-year-old Cilic, who defeated Marcos Baghdatis in Friday's quarter-finals and also saw off top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga earlier in the competition, produced another fine performance to overpower former world number two Haas 6-3, 6-4.
"It was my best match of the week," said Cilic, who is through to his first final of the season.
"I played and served extremely well. I believe he didn't reach deuce on my serve. I waited for my chances on return. Tommy played really well this week and I went into the match with thoughts of that. It made good preparation for everything."
Having lost the 2010 final to Russia's Mikhail Youzhny, Cilic is bidding to lift his first clay-court trophy at the third attempt.