Koubek was 3-0 up in 4th set but blew it away after getting broken at *5-6 after amazing game with 7 deuces and spectacular rally at last SP.
Stefan could regroup in final set, took early break here and was 3-0 up as well but PHM rebroke him quite immediately at 3-1. Koubek served 3 aces at *4-4 in final set . Koubek got broken to love at *6-6 and Mathieu was serving for the match. PHM served it out after saving 1bp and closed match with 2nd mp.
It was very nice match to watch with many up's&down's and with many interesting rallies. Personally I enjoy almost all Koubek's matches. Shame that Austrian lost it
Koubek is really tough when he's on, as he was this week. It seem as though Paulo might have overcome his mental barrier. He'll be really tired for his match against Nadal, but at least I'll be able to see it