Feli makes his second straight QF of a tournament. He played alright in the first set, good enough to win it anyway. He fell in love with DF's in the second set, while Koubek really picked up his game. In the third, Lopez just stuck with it. Even when he got pressured on his serve. At *4-5 in the 3rd, Lopez had 3 MP's, but Koubek fought back to get to deuce. Then he had another MP which Koubek again fought off. He wasn't about to let a 5th match point go to waste.
Got it done. I'm telling ya...I saw a change in him at Wimbledon. And it showed itself in that great Stuttgart SF run, and it's continued. This man was ranked 96th at one point earlier this season. His ranking was 43 as of Monday. I sure hope Albert Costa is being compensated nicely for his services.