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Kohlschreiber beats Sousa for Generali Open title

Kohlschreiber beats Sousa for Generali Open title

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Philipp Kohlschreiber won his eighth career ATP tour title by defeating Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Generali Open on Saturday.

The 47th-ranked German rallied from a break down in both sets and won five of the last six games to close out the win at the final clay-court event of the season.

Kohlschreiber's win came one week after he pulled out of his semifinal in Hamburg with a thigh injury. He lost his only previous final this year after missing five match points against Borna Coric in Marrakech in April.

Kohlschreiber, who resides in Kitzbuehel, also won the title two years ago.

The 62nd-ranked Sousa, who is 0-2 in finals this season, was looking for his third career title.