Kiwi def. Stepanek 4-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-3
What an unbelievable change in Kiwi's game if you compare his return games in the first two and half sets to the rest. He hit many more return winners off Stepanek's serve or good returns that meant trouble for Stepanek at the net and he also had ideas how to get past Stepanek at the net to pass him.
Also Stepanek played almost a perfect match in the first two and half set, but then it was Kiwi who gained the edge and I would also say he was much fitter towards the end than Stepanek who looked significantly slower than earlier in the match as he digged out a lot of shots at the back of the court.
Thanks Kiwi for playing that cool match and not giving up, always believing in the chance and waiting for the moment until Stepanek's level will drop: that meant a lot for you! And for us of course, too!