Tennis:Falla upsets Kohlschreiber to reach Halle Open final


HALLE WESTFALEN: Colombian world number 69 Alejandro Falla upset Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 to reach the final of the Halle Open on Saturday.  The 30-year-old will now meet Swiss seven-time Halle champion Roger Federer or Japanese world number 12 Kei Nishikori, who meet later in the second semifinal. For Falla, it will be his second career ATP final, after losing to Ivo Karlovic of Croatia last year in Bogota, in only his second appearance at Halle after losing to Federer in the 2010 first round. Kohlschreiber, ranked world 27 and the 2011 champion, was feeling the effects of his quarter-final clash on Friday when he was taken to three sets by compatriot Dustin Brown before prevailing 18-16 in the third set tie-break. Brown had shocked world number one Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the second round. 

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