The final is set in Kitzbuhel. Philipp Kohlschreiber will compete against Paul-Henri Mathieu to decide who is going to win the Austrian tournament. The German managed to stop the dream run of Dominic Thiem, who was bidding to win his third title in three weeks, after having won both in Umag and Gstaad back-to-back.
It was a disappointment for Dominic to see his 10-match winning streak coming to a halt right in front of his home crowd, but there wasn't much a tired Thiem could do against the progression and consistency of the German.
Philipp rached his second final of the year after having dominated the match from the baseline, playing superb tennis. Kohlschreiber won with the final score of 6-0, 7-6(6), to secure a spot in his 13th career final, the second in Austria after having lost the last act in 2012 to Haase.
On the other side of the draw, Paul Henri-Mathieu became the first qualifier to ever reach the last act in the history of the tournament, in the Open Era. The French found his first ATP final six years after the one played in Hamburg back in 2009.
At 33 years old, and with 4 ATP titles under his belt, the French doesn't seem quite ready to give up on his tennis career. And why should he? The final reached in Austria is a clear sing of the good momentum of form of Paul-Henri, the confirmation of his status.
Mathieu defeated a tough opponent on clay such as Nicolas Almagro, with the final score of 6-4 6-3. ALSO READ Roig: Nadal can win against anyone but Djokovic now