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Road to Wimbledon - Halle

misty1
06-05-2010, 02:12 PM
Well Wimbledon is just around the corner now and philipp has 3rd round points to defend.

He starts things off at Halle but i have to say his draw sucks

possible third round encounter with roger federer :sad:

Truc
06-05-2010, 07:56 PM
He has a poor h2h against Steps, making it past the first round will already be tough enough if Radek is fit.

(1) FEDERER, Roger SUI vs. NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
FALLA, Alejandro COL vs. Qualifier
CHIUDINELLI, Marco SUI vs. ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
(5) STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs. KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER

(4) FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP vs. Qualifier
LACKO, Lukas SVK vs. CHARDY, Jérémy FRA
TROICKI, Viktor SRB vs. GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
(7) BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP vs. PETZSCHNER, Philipp GER

Truc
06-05-2010, 07:57 PM
They play against Fed-Allegro in doubles (he plays with Kas, as expected).

misty1
06-05-2010, 09:56 PM
unreal:rolleyes:

could he have gotten a tougher draw?

granted stepanek is just coming back and he did retire just yesterday against hajek in the final of prostejov so he might not even play and if he does i doubt he'll be 100% in just 3 days time

misty1
06-07-2010, 05:49 PM
kohli and kas defeated roger and yves 6-4, 7-6

although the second set should have been over alot sooner considering they were up 4-1 at one point then lost 4 straight games

Truc
06-07-2010, 06:53 PM
It even was on TV here (Halle is a huge Federer lovefest).
I couldn't watch everything, but Kohli was looking OK at the net.

misty1
06-07-2010, 08:22 PM
i suppose thats good to hear

and good luck to him tommorrow

Truc
06-08-2010, 07:10 AM
They have highlights of the doubles match on the tournament website if you didn't see it:
http://video.gerryweber-open.de/media.1086.0.106.html
The doubles draw was perfect, actually, because it also was the occasion to get some practice on the Center Court, I think they're not allowed to practice there to not ruin the grass. The other Philipp says it feels very different with the grass "plates" and the roof and it takes some time to adjust.

misty1
06-08-2010, 12:16 PM
thanks for that

atleast he beat federer in doubles, lol

misty1
06-08-2010, 02:04 PM
so philipp's chances to win just increased, stepanek as i thought he might has withdrawn and now philipp will play ruben bemelmans

misty1
06-08-2010, 02:13 PM
pretty impressive opening game from bemelmans, love hold and 2 aces, got all 4 first serves in aswell

now 0-15 on philipp's serve

15-15

30-15

40-15

philipp holds

misty1
06-08-2010, 02:15 PM
damn, second straight love hold for bemelmans and 3 aces

misty1
06-08-2010, 02:25 PM
philipp holds to 40-15 again, although only because of a double fault

gets bemelmans to deuce

adv. bemelmans with ace # 4

deuce

adv. bemelmans

deuce

bemelmans holds

3-2 he leads

misty1
06-08-2010, 02:30 PM
break point philipp

bemelmans saves it

adv. bemelmans

he holds

4-3 bemelmans

misty1
06-08-2010, 02:43 PM
philipp and bemelmans hold so bemelmans leads 5-4

15-15 on philipp's serve

15-30

30-30

40-30

philipp holds with ace # 2

misty1
06-08-2010, 02:50 PM
philipp down 5-6

deuce

adv. philipp with ace # 4

he holds =)

tiebreaker time

5-1 philipp at the 6 point mark

6-1

6-2

set philipp 7-6 (7-2)

misty1
06-08-2010, 03:11 PM
philipp gets the break early in the 2nd set for a 2-0 lead

but he saves a break point on serve

deuce now

adv. bemelmans

deuce

adv. bemelmans again:mad:

this after i was hoping he would just go away in the 2nd set like greul did with davy

bemelmans breaks right back:mad:

misty1
06-08-2010, 03:20 PM
ffs

philipp goes up 2-0 but bemelmans breaks and holds for 2-2

and now philipp faces break point to go down 2-3

deuce

adv. philipp

holds for 3-2:)

misty1
06-08-2010, 03:38 PM
holds by both and no more looks at break points for either one

we are at 5-5

15-0 on philipp's serve

15-15

30-15

40-15

philipp holds for 6-5

looks like were are going to another tiebreaker...hopefully it goes as quickly as the first

misty1
06-08-2010, 03:59 PM
1-1 in the tiebreaker

2-1 bemelmans

2-2

4-2 philipp

6-3 philipp

6-5 philipp

6-6 after a double fault from philipp:mad:

7-6 philipp

7-7

8-7 bemelmans

8-8

9-8 philipp

9-9

10-9 bemelmans

10-10

11-10 bemelmans

12-10

bemelmans wins the damn tiebreaker after philipp had 3 match points

7-6, 6-7

misty1
06-08-2010, 04:24 PM
holds by both so far in the 3rd set

3-3

4-4 now

misty1
06-08-2010, 04:34 PM
philipp gets the break!!

he leads 5-4 and will serve for the set

hopefully he holds on to it this time

30-0

40-0

finally! gsm kohli 7-6, 6-7, 6-4

that was a much bigger test then i had ever imagined, i was thinking he was going to crush this guy 6-2, 6-2 or something but he got it done

Ad Wim
06-08-2010, 04:44 PM
Pfew, that was close, too close. But at least he got some match practice on grass. QF should be possible and then exit against Roger.

misty1
06-10-2010, 12:00 PM
much more comfortable win over marco chiudinelli today:)

6-4, 7-5

misty1
06-11-2010, 03:44 PM
this year has seen so many players who had never beaten an opponent before or had a terrible record against them turn around and beat that player

can kohli join them and beat federer for the first time?

misty1
06-11-2010, 03:49 PM
federer to serve

15-0

15-15

30-15

40-15 after ace # 1

1-0

kohli serving

15-0

30-0

40-0

1-1

so nice and easy holds for both of them to start

misty1
06-11-2010, 04:02 PM
break point here for kohli!

federer saves it, deuce

adv. federer

federer holds, to bad

misty1
06-11-2010, 04:17 PM
federer and kohli have been holding serve

federer leads 4-3

last 2 service games have been love holds for federer

kohli fought to hold 40-30 for 3-3 but other than that he has been holding pretty comfortably aswell

kohli puts in a love hold of his own for 4-4

federer holds for 5-4 at 40-15

extremely important hold for kohli now as federer will no doubt go all out to break for the set

0-15

15-15

15-30

30-30

40-30 with ace # 1

holds for 5-5, good fight on that one

another huge test here for philipp to hold as federer holds 40-15 once again for 6-5 and will no doubt try to break for the set

0-15

0-30

15-30

30-30

30-40

fuck! broken:mad:

federer takes the first set 7-5

misty1
06-11-2010, 04:47 PM
fed holds to love the kohli gets broken after having 40-15 on his own serve, fed holds again

kohli down 0-3 in the 2nd

15-15 on serve

i suppose its to much to ask that he gets some crowd support there hey? seeing as how they are a bunch of fed loving pains the behind overthere

30-15

30-30

40-30

deuce

adv. philipp

he holds

down 1-3

misty1
06-11-2010, 05:38 PM
went down 5-7, 3-6:mad::sad::mad::sad: