AO RD3 - Nadal edges Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
Close match. 7 break point chances for Philipp in the first set, could not convert. Finally took him till the 3rd set to convert a break point. He made some crucial mistakes in the 4th, and had some more opportunities to really extend his lead and take the match into a 5th at the least. However, some poor tactical decisions gave Nadal the win in the end.
Aside from the 3rd set, the match was MUCH closer than the scoreline suggests. Personally, I thought it should of been a 5 setter, especially with how many chances Philipp had. Nadal almost seemed scared at times to let Philipp attack his second serve.
Federer / Haas / Safin / Gaudio / Kuerten / Youzhny / Nadal / Gonzalez / Ljubicic / Hewitt / Soderling / Wawrinka / Coria / Nalbandian / Kohlschreiber
Last edited by HKz; 01-22-2010 at 11:28 AM.