Woohoo, Michel is into the quarters in Copenhagen after winning two tight tiebreakers!
Kucera in quarterfinals
Third seed Karol Kucera, ranked number 53 in the world, reached the quarterfinals after defeating Swiss Marc Rosset in two sets with the score 7-6(5), 6-3.
The 28 year old Kucera has twice before participated in Copenhagen Open, in 1995 and 1997. At both occasions he reached the semifinals – this year he is on his way after defeating Marc Rosset aged 32.
Kucera won the first set after long rallys and several long games. The second set went quicker; in the seventh and nine game Kucera broke Rosset’s serve and did not give away any balls in the last two games.
Rosset and Kucera has met twice before, and with Kucera’s win today the head-to-head score is 2-1 in Kucera’s favour.
In the quarter final Kucera will meet another Swiss, Michel Kratochvil, who blow Dane Carlsen off the court in the first round and in his second round Thursday afternoon defeated Lisnard from France 7-6(5), 7-6(6).