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Auckland 2R: Kohlschreiber def. Ferrero 6-4 4-6 7-6(5)

Voo de Mar
01-14-2009, 08:37 AM
Kohli :yeah:

Ferrero choked this match. He led 4:1 in the third, Kohli played good tennis then but in the tie-break at 5:4*, Ferrero played slice forehand return on Kohli's weak second serve and the ball landed in the half of the net, moment later Kohli served an ace to gain 1st and the last MP of the match.

JolánGagó
01-14-2009, 08:40 AM
embarrasing :o

*bunny*
01-14-2009, 08:41 AM
:bigcry:

A repeat of last year's final.
JC led *4-2 in the third set, only to be broken back with a DF. :(
He also came back from two minibreaks down to level at 5-5 in the TB...
O well, he was hitting some fantastic winners today, especially from the second set, so I expect he will do well in Melbourne!! :rocker2:

Lugburz
01-14-2009, 08:47 AM
Well Done Kohli ! ! ;)

Jimnik
01-14-2009, 08:48 AM
Hey Voo, doesn't JCF actually have a good final set TB record?

I'm not sure it was a choke but for sure he let Kohli off the hook today. Too much carelessness in the middle of that last set. And the TB was just poor. I don't know what he was thinking with that attempted block return at 5-4.

Snoo Foo
01-14-2009, 08:51 AM
there was some really :scratch: play by both of them in that 3d set and esp in the tb, oy :confused:

HoistDaColors
01-14-2009, 08:53 AM
i only started watching from the second set on. From what I saw, entertaining stuff from both :yeah: lots of ups and downs. Kohli's forehand were quite erratic at times, especially towards the end of the 2nd set and the beginning of the third. Some of his shots landed miles out. :tape: He tighten up his game and toughed it out at the end.

JCF played well too considering he hasn't played that many matches. He still got some wheels...chasing down those drop shots with ease. And he hit some very delicious winners. I hope he'll do better the rest of the season.

Kore
01-14-2009, 09:08 AM
good win for Kohli! Ive never been a fan of Fererro so Im happy with this result.

VolandriFan
01-14-2009, 09:13 AM
Not all bad news for Juanqui.

Voo de Mar
01-14-2009, 09:33 AM
Hey Voo, doesn't JCF actually have a good final set TB record?


Yes, he has still very good record: 18-11 (62 %), Kohschreiber too - 9-5 (64 %)... all-level stats.

Ferrero Forever
01-14-2009, 09:48 AM
This was nice preparation for next week's aus open. Shame Ferrero had to lose, but congrats to Kohli for maintaining composure in such a tight match.

Now hurry up at get to Melbourne JC!!!!

Caio_Brasil
01-14-2009, 12:28 PM
A shame Juan Carlos didn't close this out :( it would be an important win for him.

Iván
01-14-2009, 02:16 PM
How on earth did JCF manage to lose this match?

He was robbed.

mdjenders
01-14-2009, 08:17 PM
Hey Voo, doesn't JCF actually have a good final set TB record?

I'm not sure it was a choke but for sure he let Kohli off the hook today. Too much carelessness in the middle of that last set. And the TB was just poor. I don't know what he was thinking with that attempted block return at 5-4.

I am sure he was thinking, "this guy isnt dumb enough to hit a second serve right into my forehand wheelhouse". Expecting the backhand return, he changed grips, moved to that direction, then was helpless when the ball came right at his face, hence the wrong grip tap shot :eek:.