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Rome R1: Isner accepts Kohlschreiber gift 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-2

Kohlschreiber

by far the worst match Isner has played in 2012 (including Miami vs. Mayer) until Kohlschreiber refused to serve it out at 5-4 in the second

from there it was one-way traffic in the other direction
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Rome R1: [10] Isner def. Kohlschreiber 2-6 7-6(3) 6-2

Isner wasn't all the way there the first 1.5 sets, the first set was a complete tank after being broken, didn't have his serve and wasn't moving at all. But none of this should take away from how Kohli played, which was excellently.........until he was serving for the match. Tactically smart; made Isner move corner to corner which he couldn't, served well, great returning off second serves, made about two errors in total, and hit tons of dropshots, basically all being winners.

Everything changed when Kohli served for the match at 5-4 in set two. Kohli got nervy, started making errors and being much more passive from the baseline, lost complete control of the match and never regained it. To his credit, from 5 all in set two through the rest of the match, John's serve started firing and he was dictating more rallies and being more assertive from the baseline, started coming forward more often on his own accord, but Kohli really crumbled completely. A horrible loss for Kohli, and a testament as to why he isn't a top 20 player.

Would have been easy for John to simply tank and admit defeat, but he didn't do so and as soon as he got his teeth into the match, he took over and showed good fight. Did what he had to do to win and sometimes that's all it takes.
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Re: Rome R1: Isner accepts Kohlschreiber gift 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-2

truly pathetic from kohli

probably one of the worst losses of his career
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Re: Rome R1: Isner accepts Kohlschreiber gift 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-2

Isner was beyond pathetic in first 1 hour, Kohli played great and than Kohli in mugschreiber mode and Isner thanks to better serving and less UE turned that match in his favour... but must say don´t expect much here from Isner he is really on clay very overrated, Rome is pretty slow red clay and anyone who can stay in rallies without making many Errors and with decent serve will knock him out of tournament
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Re: Rome R1: Isner def. Kohlschreiber 2-6 7-6(3) 6-2

Chokeschrieber. The less talented player won.
Isner had an unconfident attitude the entire match until the tiebreak. It was like he wasn't there at all.
Kohlschrieber played everything right in the first set and a half.
Poor handshake by Kohli.
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Re: Rome R1: [10] Isner def. Kohlschreiber 2-6 7-6(3) 6-2

He was so great until 6-2 5-3*

After that it was just so sad to see!
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Re: Rome R1: [10] Isner def. Kohlschreiber 2-6 7-6(3) 6-2

Isner was horrific for the first set, put no effort in at all. Tried a bit more in the 2nd, and was aided when Kohly tightened slightly when serving for it.

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Re: Rome R1: [10] Isner def. Kohlschreiber 2-6 7-6(3) 6-2

Now that's the definition of a choke.
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Kohli....epic choke....i was even shocked at this one...horrible loss most definitely
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Re: Rome R1: Isner accepts Kohlschreiber gift 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-2

What an escape John.He played horrible for the most part of the first 2 sets,third set was decent though.Thanks for the choke Kohli.He is actually pretty underrated as a headcase here.He's right up there with the top headcases.
Isner will need to step his game up obviously if he wants to win more matches here.
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Re: Rome R1: Isner accepts Kohlschreiber gift 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-2

The mentally tougher player won, good for the game.

Keep winning matches, big John, and showing why you're in the top 10
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Re: Rome R1: Isner accepts Kohlschreiber gift 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-2

2 chokes in 2 weeks. great stuff kohli
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Worst loss of Kohli's career. Bye bye top-20. This was his chanche.

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Re: Rome R1: Isner accepts Kohlschreiber gift 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-2

I was waiting to post "Kohlschrieber wins. NID."
Because it really looked like there was no chance for Isner to win the way he was tanking.

The opportunity never came.
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Re: Rome R1: Isner accepts Kohlschreiber gift 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-2

Always fascinating to see a dominant player self-destructing when forced to conclude a match. Power of spirit.

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