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Nieminen saves 11 (!) setpoints to beat Kohlschreiber 3-6 7-6(7) 7-6(9) 6-3

Voo de Mar
01-20-2008, 03:46 AM
Kohlschreiber has never lost a match after wasting match point and this time he was "lucky" once again because the match against Nieminen was "the best of five". If the match was "the best of three", Kohli would be the new record holder in wasting match points along with Kim Warwick. The German wasted in all 11 set points in the 2nd and 3rd set! Here is his amazing chokefest:

2nd set (7 setpoints):
5:4 (40-0) on serve, later adv.
6:5 (40-15) on serve
7:6 in the tie-break on serve

3rd set (4 setpoints):
5:4 (40-15)
In the tie-break: 6:5 on serve (Nieminen barely hit the line) & 9:8

Jarkko - patient machine :worship:

saippuakauppias
01-20-2008, 03:47 AM
Congrats Jarkko!!! Well done! :banana:

osalsyst
01-20-2008, 03:47 AM
Damn you Philipp! Blowing so many set points in the second and third. Jarkko baby served his way to victory.

l_mac
01-20-2008, 03:48 AM
Break-fest in the 4th set.

Kohlschreiber looked absolutely knackered.

~*BGT*~
01-20-2008, 03:48 AM
JUSTICE!!!!! :woohoo:

SwiSha
01-20-2008, 03:48 AM
how about the wta tennis in the 4th set

kohlschreibers win over roddick is meaningless. because of this loss. i dont wanna take nothing away from jarkko but kohly gave this away,

ReturnWinner
01-20-2008, 03:49 AM
Another candidate for the mug of the month

robinhood
01-20-2008, 03:49 AM
That was a fun match.
Best of luck to Niem in the QF.

Kolya
01-20-2008, 03:50 AM
Kohli choked so bad.... this match was so painful to watch for me...

Congrats to Nieminen who I also like...

blknoc
01-20-2008, 03:50 AM
All the on court muttering by Kohlschreiber after the wasted set pts was annoying. His head was not focused on executing. That was a great chokefest.

HNCS
01-20-2008, 03:50 AM
Phillip :sad:

i'm such a bandwagon jumper with most of the ATP. haha.

Caio_Brasil
01-20-2008, 03:50 AM
what a fucking legend this Jarkko :worship:

Kohli :sad:

dylan24
01-20-2008, 03:51 AM
about time someone sent this douchebag home
good job shark

seljanin
01-20-2008, 03:51 AM
Jarkko :banana:

Actually Kohli was the better player for first 3 sets, but nothing to show for it! Couldn't close out both 2nd and 3rd sets, despite having so many opportunities. Overall this wasn't a quality match, lots of UE, strange shotmaking decisions etc. Both guys were very tight out there.

Jarkko seriously has to do smth with his serve. He was serving 120 - 125 km/h 2nd serves for whole match. At the end it slowed down to 113 - 118 km/h :help:

I feel very sorry for Kohli. Really, he must be completely destroyed after this loss :sad:

Scotso
01-20-2008, 03:55 AM
Philipp :sad: what a letdown, horrible match.

I think I might take Jarkko off my cheering lists after this. He behaved like an asshole a lot of the time. :o

sawan66278
01-20-2008, 03:55 AM
This may have been the biggest pushing, moonball match of WTA proportions at a slam in over ten years.:help::help:

Labamba
01-20-2008, 03:56 AM
Jakke, you legend :worship: :worship: :worship:

mental monster :yeah:

3rd Grand Slam QF, first in Melbourne, past QF's:

US Open -05 (lost to Hewitt in 5)
Wimbledon -06 (lost to Nadal in 3)

only Slam QF missing is the French Open, best result there is 4th round

Jens
01-20-2008, 03:57 AM
So many Errors, so many wasted breakpoints and setpoints. Kohli had a very bad day. :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

Fergie
01-20-2008, 03:57 AM
Jarkko :worship:

LeChuck
01-20-2008, 03:58 AM
Nicely done Jarkko. Well done to him for reaching his 3rd slam QF, and 1st at Melbourne.

HeretiC
01-20-2008, 03:58 AM
Never in doubt, bite from shark leaves a mark. That break-fest in 4th ????:eek:

stebs
01-20-2008, 03:58 AM
This may have been the biggest pushing, moonball match of WTA proportions at a slam in over ten years.:help::help:

Settle down. Talk about an over-reaction.

The last set was like that because Kohli was knackered and Jarkko was trying to take advantage by making him work but I can only assume you didn't watch the first three sets which were not pushing at all. Many fantastic winners and points. Kohlschrieber should really have won this in three straight sets but he didn't put in the big shots at the big times and paid the full price. Nieminen had some ridiculous clutch winners.

tangerine_dream
01-20-2008, 03:59 AM
Not surprising. Philipp's win over Roddick was a fluke and now he's back to playing like his normal self. Kohlschreiber's bandwagon will be emptying in a hurry.

Don't know what Jarkko's been eating for breakfast lately but congrats to him on a great tournament so far. :cool:

A_Rod
01-20-2008, 03:59 AM
PHILIPP!!! :sad::mad:

Incredible. He had won the third and fourth set. :sad:

Voo de Mar
01-20-2008, 03:59 AM
I can not believe that Kohli was so calm after wasting all those chances, it is incredible :confused:

Labamba
01-20-2008, 03:59 AM
Philipp :sad: what a letdown, horrible match.

I think I might take Jarkko off my cheering lists after this. He behaved like an asshole a lot of the time. :o

sad for Philipp :hug:

but don't talk crap about Jarkko, I watched the whole match, what did he do so bad in your opinion? :shrug:

KalleOnAir
01-20-2008, 03:59 AM
:sad::sad::sad:

stebs
01-20-2008, 04:04 AM
Not surprising. Philipp's win over Roddick was a fluke and now he's back to playing like his normal self. Kohlschreiber's bandwagon will be emptying in a hurry.

Don't know what Jarkko's been eating for breakfast lately but congrats to him on a great tournament so far. :cool:

I wouldn't go that far. Kohli played pretty damn well for three sets, better than Jarkko anyway, and came away with a 2 set to 1 deficit. That is obviously hard to take. On most days he would've got this done 6-3 6-4 6-4 and we would've been saying what a great player he was.

Anyway, even if you do say he played poorly today (which he didn't) why does that make his win over Roddick a fluke?

Seneca
01-20-2008, 04:06 AM
Quirky match going all WTA at 4-4 in the 2nd and Jarkko handing Kohlschreiber enough rope to hang himself in the end.

The two middle sets were decided by very small margins. Kohlschreiber hit the line (I think) on Nieminen's breakpoint late in the 2nd set and that was ruled out. The down-the-line forehand Nieminen hit on setpoint in the 3rd set tiebreak was a bit dubious. I'd like to see hawk-eyes take on those.

Nevertheless. Kohlschreiber had plenty of chances to take either set but was burned by Nieminen's well played points or shanking routine groundstrokes himself.

Labamba
01-20-2008, 04:07 AM
the quality of tennis wasn't that great, but few things should be taken into account...

a) the conditions were very difficult, the wind (and also some rain) made it hard to play your best tennis (also both players played their last match under the roof in perfect conditions)
b) the importance of the match for both players (great opportunity for a Slam QF)

ReturnWinner
01-20-2008, 04:08 AM
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but don't talk crap about Jarkko, I watched the whole match, what did he do so bad in your opinion? :shrug:

He stared at girls in the stands.

Hrastar
01-20-2008, 04:09 AM
but don't talk crap about Jarkko, I watched the whole match, what did he do so bad in your opinion? :shrug:


I saw him cursed with eyes staring towards Phillip ;)

Great win Jarkko!! Congrats and good luck in QF

Voo de Mar
01-20-2008, 04:10 AM
I think Kohlschreiber was tired both physically and mentally. He came to Melbourne after winning 5 matches in Aucklad. It is always tough to play two consecutive tournaments week after week. I agree with stebs, he was a better player through three sets but the match against Roddick cost him too much concentration therefore he could have not win all those setpoints. We must remember that on the other side of the net stood Nieminen ' in my opinion the strongest mental player on the tour from the second row of players.

seljanin
01-20-2008, 04:13 AM
The two middle sets were decided by very small margins. Kohlschreiber hit the line (I think) on Nieminen's breakpoint late in the 2nd set and that was ruled out. The down-the-line forehand Nieminen hit on setpoint in the 3rd set tiebreak was a bit dubious. I'd like to see hawk-eyes take on those.

That Kohli's shot was definitely a plum on the line, and Jarkko's shot caught outside of the line (I think).

neenah
01-20-2008, 04:13 AM
Jarkko! :D

FedererGrandSlam
01-20-2008, 04:21 AM
Kohlschreiber's forehand becomes totally useless whenever he gets tight. Horrible horrible loss, because Jarkko was pretty awful too.

RickDaStick
01-20-2008, 04:21 AM
Jarrko should be banned from the tour for having a 2nd serve thats slower than that of a junior girl. Anyways Kohl got robbed in the 3rd set TB. Nieminens should was clearly out on set point down.

Seneca
01-20-2008, 04:25 AM
Nieminen ' in my opinion the strongest mental player on the tour from the second row of players.
I dunno... Nieminen's mental strength seems to manifest itself on a single point level. He's hideous in holding a lead in final set and generally closing matches out.

Then again... you can say the same about the majority of ATP players and Jarkko definitely is among the ones losing the least 'matches he should have won'. It's easier to be the hunter instead of the hunted. Not many players can keep the 'hunter' mentality when defending a one break lead in a deciding set.

Linque
01-20-2008, 04:26 AM
Both players didn't have one of their best days (bot not one of their worst either) - good fighting win for Jarkko - things looked really dire for the first three sets but somehow he managed to pull it off. Good stuff.

The Freak
01-20-2008, 04:31 AM
It was hard to watch Kohli waste all those set points.

Action Jackson
01-20-2008, 04:32 AM
GS events bring out the arse clowns on MTF, got to love it.

It was not a great match per se, but had a lot of drama. Nieminen is very courageous and he played much better when he was behind in the match.

Scotso, you hypocrite of the highest order having a go at Nieminen's behaviour when he didn't do anything wrong, yes I was there live at the match and neither guy behaved poorly. Yet, you love Djokovic and he has pulled some questionable tactics and have never said anything about it.

These two know each other's games very well, so it doesn't always make the great viewing.

Kohli had a great event and he already did his job for the event.

sawan66278
01-20-2008, 04:33 AM
Settle down. Talk about an over-reaction.

You're right, Stebs...but that fourth set:eek::eek::eek: The nerves were the cause; WTA pushing was the effect.

wenty
01-20-2008, 04:35 AM
Bad loss Kohli :sad: Anyways, good luck for the rest of the season.

Philipp :sad: what a letdown, horrible match.

I think I might take Jarkko off my cheering lists after this. He behaved like an asshole a lot of the time. :o

What did Jarkko do?

l_mac
01-20-2008, 04:39 AM
What did Jarkko do?

Nothing.

Action Jackson
01-20-2008, 04:40 AM
Bad loss Kohli :sad: Anyways, good luck for the rest of the season.



What did Jarkko do?

Both got some poor calls, but nothing over the top at all.

wenty
01-20-2008, 04:40 AM
Nothing.

Then why did Scotso call him an arsehole?

Scotso
01-20-2008, 04:41 AM
You're all blind, then.

Jarkko pumped his first and yelled in Philipp's face, which Philipp obviously didn't like, so he talked to the umpire about it, who personally warned Jarkko. After which Jarkko pointed at Philipp and did a crybaby gesture. It was childish and crossed the line.

I'm a fan of Jarkko, I'd have no reason to make stuff up about him.

Action Jackson
01-20-2008, 04:42 AM
Jarrko should be banned from the tour for having a 2nd serve thats slower than that of a junior girl. Anyways Kohl got robbed in the 3rd set TB. Nieminens should was clearly out on set point down.

If Jarkko should be banned for poor serving, then Ljubo should be banned from GS events, only making it the 2nd week twice in around 38 attempts.

Scotso
01-20-2008, 04:43 AM
Scotso, you hypocrite of the highest order having a go at Nieminen's behaviour when he didn't do anything wrong, yes I was there live at the match and neither guy behaved poorly. Yet, you love Djokovic and he has pulled some questionable tactics and have never said anything about it.

I don't have a problem criticizing Djokovic when he does something wrong. You can ask anyone in his forum. I'm a fan of Jarkko, too.

I honestly don't give a fuck what you think of me, but you obviously don't know what you're talking about here. :shrug:

The Freak
01-20-2008, 04:44 AM
You're all blind, then.

Jarkko pumped his first and yelled in Philipp's face, which Philipp obviously didn't like, so he talked to the umpire about it, who personally warned Jarkko. After which Jarkko pointed at Philipp and did a crybaby gesture. It was childish and crossed the line.

I'm a fan of Jarkko, I'd have no reason to make stuff up about him.


Yes, i saw all that too. Both were verging tears.

Action Jackson
01-20-2008, 04:45 AM
You're all blind, then.

Jarkko pumped his first and yelled in Philipp's face, which Philipp obviously didn't like, so he talked to the umpire about it, who personally warned Jarkko. After which Jarkko pointed at Philipp and did a crybaby gesture. It was childish and crossed the line.

I'm a fan of Jarkko, I'd have no reason to make stuff up about him.

John Blom didn't give Nieminen a warning. If he did then it would have been for unsportsmanlike conduct and it would have been heard.

Nieminen was more talking to his box of supporters than Kohli, making something out of nothing again.

Scotso
01-20-2008, 04:47 AM
John Blom didn't give Nieminen a warning. If he did then it would have been for unsportsmanlike conduct and it would have been heard.

Nieminen was more talking to his box of supporters than Kohli, making something out of nothing again.

I said it was a personal warning, he obviously had a talk with him about it.

It wasn't nothing, it was extremely unprofessional behavior.

Action Jackson
01-20-2008, 04:49 AM
I said it was a personal warning, he obviously had a talk with him about it.

It wasn't nothing, it was extremely unprofessional behavior.

What did he say then exactly? If you heard it.

Labamba
01-20-2008, 04:50 AM
You can't celebrate a point these days, huh?

Kohli was at the other end of the court and Jarkko made the fist pump towards his section in the crowd. You're making something out of nothing here...

Scotso
01-20-2008, 04:54 AM
What did he say then exactly? If you heard it.

I don't know what was said, but it was obvious from the fact the umpire said it to him right after Philipp talked to him and from the way Jarkko reacted.

I know you think your word is the final say on any subject, but in this case you were wrong. If you don't think someone making crybaby gestures and the like during a professional tennis match is childish, I worry about your own maturity level.

Scotso
01-20-2008, 04:55 AM
You can't celebrate a point these days, huh?

Kohli was at the other end of the court and Jarkko made the fist pump towards his section in the crowd. You're making something out of nothing here...

Please. I know you're a fan, but that doesn't mean you can't recognize what he did was ridiculous.

But if you two want to go on pretending he was a perfect angel, go right ahead. :shrug:

RickDaStick
01-20-2008, 04:56 AM
I dont mind Nieminen but it did seem like was taunting Kohl and he definitely did stare him down a few times after the point was over

EasternWind
01-20-2008, 04:56 AM
Poor Phillip, his nerves got the best of him and Nieminen was very solid. It's hard to regroup after coming off such a great win over Roddick. I watched up to the second set tiebreak, and Kohli seemed pretty tight. Hope he has a great season though. I'm starting to really like him and his game.

Action Jackson
01-20-2008, 05:00 AM
Please. I know you're a fan, but that doesn't mean you can't recognize what he did was ridiculous.

But if you two want to go on pretending he was a perfect angel, go right ahead. :shrug:

What did he do that was ridiculous? This is the problem I was at the match, you know sitting in the Margaret Court Arena. You can't even tell me what Blom said to Nieminen, yet you claimed he gave him a personal warning. If that was the case, then you'd know what he said.

Both of them got dudded on linecalls. Both of them pumped their fists on big points that they won.

Oh yes! I have never criticised actions of players I that like, that is funny as Srichaphan on clay.

If there was that much needle, then the crowd would have reacted a lot more than they did and there were plenty of German and Finnish fans there. No jeers or boos from either section or am I deaf as well.

Labamba
01-20-2008, 05:04 AM
I'm not saying he's a perfect angel, but I didn't see him do anything disrespectful out there. Jarkko sometimes has these goofy, confused facial expressions :confused:

but not crybaby, no way

Kolya
01-20-2008, 05:05 AM
I've always seen Jarkko as a sportsman and fairly cool tempered.

Voo de Mar
01-20-2008, 05:08 AM
I didn't see him do anything disrespectful out there.

Me too.

jackieglover
01-20-2008, 05:18 AM
Kohli needs to stop crying to the umpire about Jarkko's fist pumping; was so funny when Jarkko mocked him

Henry Chinaski
01-20-2008, 05:25 AM
yeah Jarkko did that cry baby gesture alright. I was laughing because it looked so lame done one handed. He should've at least put the racquet down and done it properly.
He applauded a Kohlschreiber winner about 2 shots later though so it's not like he was being an asshole all the time.

Holden Caulfield
01-20-2008, 05:54 AM
well done jarkko

Holden Caulfield
01-20-2008, 05:55 AM
I've always seen Jarkko as a sportsman and fairly cool tempered.


yeah that's the way i always see him

Merton
01-20-2008, 06:26 AM
Nice fight there, Kohli didn't get his chances and Jarkko won. Excellent tournament for both players.

luzkoz
01-20-2008, 06:33 AM
Too bad Kohli but you had it in your hands...:o:rolleyes:

shotgun
01-20-2008, 06:34 AM
Too much tennis for Kohli in the past few weeks.

Scotso
01-20-2008, 07:00 AM
but not crybaby, no way

Well he did it, whether you want to believe it or not. :shrug:

Merton
01-20-2008, 07:14 AM
GS events bring out the arse clowns on MTF, got to love it.

It was not a great match per se, but had a lot of drama. Nieminen is very courageous and he played much better when he was behind in the match.

Scotso, you hypocrite of the highest order having a go at Nieminen's behaviour when he didn't do anything wrong, yes I was there live at the match and neither guy behaved poorly. Yet, you love Djokovic and he has pulled some questionable tactics and have never said anything about it.

These two know each other's games very well, so it doesn't always make the great viewing.

Kohli had a great event and he already did his job for the event.

Funny, it was the match Djokovic-Nieminen in Hamburg last year, Nole behaved as if he had a heart transplant, a leg amputation and a shoulder surgery.

Too much noise for nothing, otherwise we would all be only Borg fans.

Rogiman
01-20-2008, 07:56 AM
Just when you think no draw could be easier than Nadal's 2006 Wimbly draw...Nadal's 2008 AO draw raises its ugly head :spit:

Stensland
01-20-2008, 08:06 AM
kind of what i was afraid of. anyways, the tournament should give kohli some confidence overall, finally a win vs. a top player (sort of).

tennisgal_001
01-20-2008, 08:11 AM
"It's Finn-ito for Kohlschreiber" - you gotta love the AO website!

JMG
01-20-2008, 08:14 AM
Not surprising. Philipp's win over Roddick was a fluke and now he's back to playing like his normal self.

Don't you realize that Jarkko is a much better player than Roddick? :confused: Kohlschreiber would beat Roddick again.

JMG
01-20-2008, 08:18 AM
The sad thing for Kohlschreiber is that he got a bit cheated at 5-4 in the second set, as he hit a clear winner on bp. :(

anon57
01-20-2008, 08:19 AM
Rather poor second and third set from Kohlschreiber, he was making some horrible mistakes on some of his set and breakpoints, although Nieminen also came up with some real clutch points. Congrats to Nieminen and better luck next time Kohlschreiber

scarecrows
01-20-2008, 08:33 AM
wow, that must have been a thriller

SwiSha
01-20-2008, 08:39 AM
Not surprising. Philipp's win over Roddick was a fluke and now he's back to playing like his normal self. Kohlschreiber's bandwagon will be emptying in a hurry.


muahahaaha sour grapes sweetie

u dont need to be a great player to win baseline rallies against Duck, no one said Kohl would rise to Number 1 after the win

Bilbo
01-20-2008, 09:02 AM
expected one

this nieminen is one hell of a fighter

Deivid23
01-20-2008, 09:08 AM
Welcome back same old choker Kohli´s self

Bilbo
01-20-2008, 09:13 AM
Welcome back same old choker Kohli´s self

usually i would say he's the better player and he was in the first 3 sets but if he runs into a big fighter like nieminen he's toast.

sports freak
01-20-2008, 09:15 AM
Drug test the German,hangovers included since Alcohol is a DRUG!!

Mr Brightside
01-20-2008, 09:58 AM
so proud of you Jarkko :yeah:

erica
01-20-2008, 10:33 AM
I didn't think that Jarkko would win [ me being a negative Finn here :lol: ], I'm so happy he prooved me wrong! Good luck in the quarters!

madmanfool
01-20-2008, 10:57 AM
Oh, choke, choke, choke - choke, choke, choke
Choke your booty, choke your booty
Oh, choke, choke, choke - choke, choke, choke
Choke your booty, choke your booty, wow wow, yeah!

TheBoiledEgg
01-20-2008, 11:16 AM
maybe Ducky should have served at 100kph instead of 230 vs Kolhi :spit:

ugly match, two chokers
Kohli choked more and lost :lol: :o

Linque
01-20-2008, 11:25 AM
Here's my take on the fist pumping action:

Nieminen pumped his fist after managing to break Kohlschreiber and looked at his crowd (which was behind Kohl) and perhaps glanced at Kohlschreiber during that time too. Players do these kinds of screaming, pumping, cheering things all the time they manage to do something good. I have never ever seen the opposing player complain about it (from verbal abuse or something bigger yes). From Nieminen's reaction after the umpire tells him that Kohl complained about Jarkko you can tell he didn't try to intimidate Philipp: Jarkko couldn't believe what the umpire said, and was very disdained that Kohlschreiber would do something like that, go cry to the umpire for such a little thing, as Nieminen hadn't done anything like that during the match before.

Afterwards, either someone from the crowd asked or commented on what had happened, and Nieminen did the crybaby impression. It could be clearly seen that Jarkko was very annoyed about the complaint. I've actually never seen him that annoyed of another player before.

Allstar
01-20-2008, 11:33 AM
Daylight Robbery

muniu
01-20-2008, 11:49 AM
Kohli :tape: :o
Jarkko ..... win some games against Nadal :unsure: and this 2nd serve :confused:

Corey Feldman
01-20-2008, 12:16 PM
Props to Jarkko

Qf's now at Aussie, Wimbledon and US Open ... and he'll do it at Roland Garros one day to complete the set i'd say.

Fired Up!
01-20-2008, 02:37 PM
Dissapointing performance on big points for Kohli. :sad:

R.Federer
01-20-2008, 03:13 PM
Great run for Jarkko! And a great run for Phillip also. This match was very close again. A few points different and Kohlschreiber would have won in straights.

Poor Andy must be kicking himself seeing how open the draw was. But if you don't beat the person before you, well then you never did have an "easy draw".

Mateya
01-20-2008, 03:35 PM
I watched this fu**ing frustrating match from the 2nd set on and:
-Kohli didnt choke, he played normally those 11 points.
-Nieminen was soooo lucky in those tense baseline excanges, he hit 4 forehand winners just on the side line.
-Kohli hit a backhand winner called out (it was well on the line on replay) on break point. It should be deuce and he could win the set there.

This match just wasnt destined to be his, I really feel so bad for him even now. :sad:
Anyway, great match from Jarko, he played those points like a real champ, but Kohli should take it - in straight sets!

Burrow
01-20-2008, 05:07 PM
I called it, go Nieminen!

RickDaStick
01-20-2008, 05:14 PM
Not surprising. Philipp's win over Roddick was a fluke and now he's back to playing like his normal self. Kohlschreiber's bandwagon will be emptying in a hurry.

Don't know what Jarkko's been eating for breakfast lately but congrats to him on a great tournament so far. :cool:


:haha::haha::haha: Quit your crying, the better player won both of these matches

Bobby
01-20-2008, 06:17 PM
I watched this fu**ing frustrating match from the 2nd set on and:
-Kohli didnt choke, he played normally those 11 points.
-Nieminen was soooo lucky in those tense baseline excanges, he hit 4 forehand winners just on the side line.
-Kohli hit a backhand winner called out (it was well on the line on replay) on break point. It should be deuce and he could win the set there.

This match just wasnt destined to be his, I really feel so bad for him even now. :sad:
Anyway, great match from Jarko, he played those points like a real champ, but Kohli should take it - in straight sets!

Bullshit. Accept the fact JARKKO was the better player in this match. In a best of five set match the better player usually wins. You can't win three sets with luck. Bad line calls happen to all the players, not just for Kohlschreiber.

Action Jackson
01-21-2008, 12:05 AM
I watched this fu**ing frustrating match from the 2nd set on and:
-Kohli didnt choke, he played normally those 11 points.
-Nieminen was soooo lucky in those tense baseline excanges, he hit 4 forehand winners just on the side line.
-Kohli hit a backhand winner called out (it was well on the line on replay) on break point. It should be deuce and he could win the set there.

This match just wasnt destined to be his, I really feel so bad for him even now. :sad:
Anyway, great match from Jarko, he played those points like a real champ, but Kohli should take it - in straight sets!



Got to take your chances when they are on offer, Kohli didn't do it here and Koubek didn't do it against Mathieu, hence they got the results they deserved.

Kolya
01-21-2008, 02:28 AM
Its funny how Kohli had a few set points on his serve, you would expect him to win one of them with the way he served against Roddick.

leng jai
01-21-2008, 05:19 AM
:haha::haha::haha: Quit your crying, the better player won both of these matches

Never in doubt from the delusional fangirl.