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Road to Australian Open 2011

STUHL
01-01-2011, 05:24 PM
Philipp starts his season in Doha. Here is the Draw:

[1] NADAL, Rafael ESP vs BECK, Karol SVK
LACKO, Lukas SVK vs RIBA, Pere ESP
QUALIFIER vs [WC] SABRY, Sherif EGY
HANESCU, Victor ROU vs [5] GULBIS, Ernests LAT

[4] DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS vs FOGNINI, Fabio ITA
NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN vs PRZYSIĘŻNY, Michał POL
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO vs QUALIFIER
SEPPI, Andreas ITA vs [8] KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER

[7] GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP vs KUKUSHKIN, Mikhail KAZ
ZVEREV, Mischa GER vs MARCHENKO, Illya UKR
[WC] BUBKA, Sergei UKR vs GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP
RAMIREZ HIDALGO, Ruben ESP vs [3] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA

[6] TROICKI, Viktor SRB vs STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR
SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER vs GABASHVILI, Teymuraz RUS
[WC] EL AMRANI, Reda MAR vs QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs [2] FEDERER, Roger SUI


The Draw is a good Challange for the start of the Season with Seppi und R1 and Karlovic in R2. But he also has a good change to ge to the semis

misty1
01-01-2011, 06:47 PM
that is a really good draw

counting in the way he ended draws with last year it is his 4th consecutive good draw. Lets hope he can take advantrage

he does have davy as a possible QF opponent and it will be interesting to see how davy is playing

STUHL
01-03-2011, 04:33 PM
He is playing the first match of 2011. A Doubles Match together with Gabashvilli! Their playing against the number One Seeds. Ziemonjic and Troicki and they won the first set 6-4 :)

STUHL
01-03-2011, 05:31 PM
Kohli and Gaba won in Matchtiebreak! Should give him confidence! :)

misty1
01-03-2011, 05:46 PM
good start for him in doubles, hopefully he gets off to a good start in singles aswell.

STUHL
01-03-2011, 07:51 PM
Kohli plays the second Match on Court1 against Seppi. The sam Court as today but sadly no Coverage :(
Go Kohli!

STUHL
01-04-2011, 03:43 PM
Kohli serves for the first set now. Leads 5-2 :)

STUHL
01-04-2011, 03:53 PM
Served it out to 15 6-2 Kohli :)

STUHL
01-04-2011, 04:18 PM
Got the Break!

STUHL
01-04-2011, 04:33 PM
Won 6-2 6-4 :)

misty1
01-04-2011, 05:35 PM
great start to the season for him:)

STUHL
01-04-2011, 08:38 PM
Tomorrow again no TV Court. Good Luck against Karlovic. He's gonna need it.

STUHL
01-05-2011, 01:33 PM
Kohli - Karlovic 2:2

But he already missed Break Points :(

misty1
01-05-2011, 02:34 PM
dropped the first set 6-7(7-5):sad:

0-3 on break points

misty1
01-05-2011, 02:51 PM
6-7, 4-4

karlovic's serve is really annoying me

misty1
01-05-2011, 03:03 PM
here we go, another tiebreak

1-0 kohli

1-1

2-1 karlovic

2-2

3-2 kohli

STUHL
01-05-2011, 03:05 PM
Come On Kohli! Fight!

misty1
01-05-2011, 03:07 PM
3-3 after ace # 20 :mad:

4-3 karlovic

4-4 with ace # 9 for kohli

5-4 kohli

6-4 kohli!

STUHL
01-05-2011, 03:09 PM
2 Set Points!

misty1
01-05-2011, 03:10 PM
yeah! set kohli

7-6(7-4)

STUHL
01-05-2011, 03:11 PM
He takes the Breaker! Come On Kohli! Now you get him!

STUHL
01-05-2011, 03:32 PM
3-3 in third! He has to win this, because he serves so well today. He deserves it!

STUHL
01-05-2011, 03:49 PM
6-5* Karlovic.

This all serve guy has 29 aces!!

STUHL
01-05-2011, 03:53 PM
Tiebreak! Come On Kohli!

STUHL
01-05-2011, 03:55 PM
Damn 3-1 Karlovic in the Breaker :(

STUHL
01-05-2011, 03:57 PM
no! Kohli 5-1 down :sad:

STUHL
01-05-2011, 04:16 PM
No Seeding in Australia except someone withdraws.
Fought his Heart out for nothing :sad:

misty1
01-05-2011, 04:28 PM
damn it:sad:

i think he might still be seeded because gonzalez will pull out that will move him one up

but this still bites

STUHL
01-05-2011, 04:30 PM
Gonzo is ranked behind him and has already withdrawn. So he needs one before him. But I don't know who should withdraw. Maybe some one like Lujbo :sad:

misty1
01-05-2011, 04:31 PM
i just came back to fix that. Literally as i finished it i realized that gonzo was behind him

STUHL
01-05-2011, 04:32 PM
So we have to wait, next week Kohli plays his favorite tournament: Auckland with no Karlovic in the Draw! Good Luck!

misty1
01-05-2011, 04:35 PM
yeah but he's got semi final points to defend in aukland and if he loses those there will be absolutely no chance

the only way he gains anything next week is by either reaching the final and losing there or winning the whole thing

misty1
01-05-2011, 04:38 PM
looking at the entry list he could actually do what he needs to do, he could reach the final and he could even win..it all depends on him.

he does seem to play well there so..who knows

STUHL
01-05-2011, 07:49 PM
Won the Double 7-6 7-5

misty1
01-05-2011, 09:20 PM
well, atleast he's doing good there

misty1
01-06-2011, 07:01 PM
kohli and gaba playing nadal and lopez now

come on kohli!

STUHL
01-06-2011, 08:13 PM
Lost 6-4 6-4. But no problem. He had the same result in 2008. After that he went on to win Auckland, so time to do it again! :)

misty1
01-06-2011, 11:42 PM
all the more reason for me to hate nadull

taking out 2 of my faves in one day

STUHL
01-08-2011, 10:01 AM
(1) FERRER - bye
Q - (SE) Kamke
Q - Granollers
Berlocq - (8) KOHLSCHREIBER

(4) MONTANES - bye
Giraldo - Gimeno-Traver
(WC) Venus - Robredo
Q - (7) BELLUCCI

(6) NALBANDIAN - Fognini
De Bakker - Petzschner
Haase - Cuevas
bye - (3) ISNER

(5) MONACO - Q
(WC) Clement - Malisse
Hanescu - Anderson
bye - (2) (WC) ALMAGRO

Great Draw until the Quater Final. The Match against Ferrer could be great!

misty1
01-08-2011, 01:07 PM
that is a ice draw

dombrfc
01-09-2011, 04:44 PM
too bad he's unseeded at AO unless theres one more dropout

misty1
01-10-2011, 01:41 AM
cant he still get seeded if he wins in aukland this week/makes the final or is it to late?

_Chaz
01-10-2011, 12:57 PM
cant he still get seeded if he wins in aukland this week/makes the final or is it to late?

Too late. But maybe Baghdatis has to withdraw from the AO, too...
But maybe it's really better to have him unseeded at the AO because you could get an really easy road to maybe 4th round (bad unseeded guys in your section, for example HC-mug Bellucci and out-of-form Berdshit as seeded), but of course, the chance is also high to get one of the top guys in the early rounds. Maybe he can cause an upset there, at least he would give a tough test to an maybe ill Nadal in 1st round there.
Also I wanted to say that GGL (seeded 32) will get Berdych as Top 1-8 seed in his section and reaches R16... that would be sad for Kohli.

misty1
01-10-2011, 01:03 PM
well he won the first ropund

2-6, 6-3, 6-1

actually won less points on return too

i dont know much about berlocq but to me this isnt to good a performance

STUHL
01-10-2011, 02:45 PM
Seemd to be pretty jet laged cause he only arrived sunda there, but anyway a win is a win.

misty1
01-11-2011, 02:38 PM
next up is granollers who he's never played before

what do you think?

STUHL
01-11-2011, 02:53 PM
Kohli hast win. Granollers is a Clay Court Player who has only played one good tournament on hard in his hometown Valencia! Kohli should beat him!

_Chaz
01-11-2011, 03:07 PM
next up is granollers who he's never played before

what do you think?

Not on the ATP tour, yes.
But he beat him indoors at the Bilbao exho in 3 sets.
If Kohli got over his jetlag, Kohli in 2. Otherwise in 3.

misty1
01-12-2011, 02:05 AM
6-4, 3-6:mad:

STUHL
01-12-2011, 05:28 AM
Won 6-2 in the third. Nw Ferrer who survived a scare by Kamke!

misty1
01-12-2011, 01:16 PM
im scared for his match against ferrer

he's 3-5 against him and 2-4 on hard

plus ferrer has beaten him the last 3 times they've played

STUHL
01-12-2011, 02:46 PM
He will best him. Ferrer looked very rusty and Kamke had really big chances to win the second set. Kohli will beat him!

misty1
01-12-2011, 11:54 PM
well he's serving like crap

dropped the first set 3-6

5-5 in the 2nd set

30-30

40-30

deuce:mad:

adv. ferrer

deuce

adv. kohli

holds:)

6-5 kohli

misty1
01-13-2011, 12:02 AM
set points himself now

deuce

adv. ferrer

deuce

adv. ferrer

deuce

adv. kohli

deuce

adv. ferrer

tiebreaker

madmax
01-13-2011, 12:04 AM
C'mon Kohli, fight

misty1
01-13-2011, 12:06 AM
kohli to serve first....

1-0 ferrer:mad:

1-1

2-1 kohli

3-1 kohli

3-2 kohli

3-3

4-3 kohli

5-3 kohli

5-4 kohli

6-4 kohli!

set kohli

3-6, 7-6

misty1
01-13-2011, 12:39 AM
now kohli down 2-5 in the 3rd:mad::sad:

misty1
01-13-2011, 12:47 AM
3-5:sad:

kohli had 2 break points but he cant take either

deuce

fight kohli!!!!

adv. ferrer

come on!

deuce

adv. ferrer

deuce

keep fighting kohli

adv. ferrer

damn:sad::sad:

stupid spaniard