6-4, it could have been much easier though, he got an early break and wasted a couple of BP at 3-1. Then he started to make more UE, but it was enough to keep his lead.
I'm a little nervous because Brands just made a Challenger final on clay - losing to Brands would be a big no-no!
I just came across this video interview he gave during the promo thing before the Munich event, it's in German, but it makes me smile because they insistently remind him of the bagel against Cilic last year:
He says it was bitter indeed, but that's what he deserved for his performance. Is he particularly eager to play Cilic again so he can make up for it? He answers he already did in a way because he beat Cilic in a 3rd set TB in Madrid the week after the Munich disaster. And he rather hopes not to play Cilic at all because he's so tough to play.
Very strong field this year in Munich with Cilic, Berdych, Youzhny, Baggy - he has already lost to all of them. The good thing is that he has also beaten all of them at least once, so he knows he can do it. (He actually has a decent record against them, apart from Berdych.)
He also says the transition from harcourt to clay is getting easier and easier for him. It used to be a real problem, he needed at least two weeks to feel well on clay, but he deals much better with this kind of things with the passing years.