Points won by each set: [ 28-36, 48-46, 37-33 ]
Points won directly on serve:
34 % Coric – 41 of 118
39 % Kohlschreiber – 43 of 110

Now, when I write 2.5 years after the final, Coric [79] is a specialist of winning dramatic three-set matches, in two different scenarios: being close to lose in straight sets, and being close to lose in the decider. That final he miraculously won combining both ways, thus I assume it made a huge impact on his further matches. From 5-all in the opener, Kohlschreiber [32] won five straight games, then Coric began his amazing comeback:
– 0:3 (15/30) the German misses relatively easy FH volley
– 1:3 (15/40) the German misses his BH lob having a few options to win the point
– mini MP saved with an ace at 3:4
– five match points at 5:6 (FH error, BH volley, netted FH return off 2nd serve, the only serve-and-volley action (!), service winner)
Kohlschreiber didn’t panic having won several matches with wasted MP sets, he led 4:2 (30-all) in the 3rd set when the Croat hit an ace clipping the line (Lahyani needed to overrule linesman’s decision). Serving to stay in the contest for the second time, Kohli played very bad game and Coric converted his third match point with a slice FH winner responding on Kohli’s poor dropshot… Kohli’s second defeat within just four events squandering multiple match points.

Coric’s route to his 1st title (64th main-level event):
1 Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-2
2 Reda El Amrani 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(5)
Q Albert Ramos 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
S Jiri Vesely 6-4, 6-4
W Philipp K’schreiber 5-7, 7-6(3), 7-5 – 5 m.p.

# Coric trailed *3:5 in the 3rd set of the second round, and was two points away from defeat to the player ranked 667!

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