USO: Roaring into the quarters

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Tonight, after a day of rain, Rafa took on #25 Phillip Kohlschreiber in a hot and humid Ashe stadium. Anyone who’d looked at their head to head would have known that, while Rafa had won all but one of their matches, Kohlschreiber has a history of taking a set off him per match on hard courts. After he won the first set in a tiebreak, we all hoped that would be the one set. After Rafa broke in the 7th game of the second set and then rode that break out to take it 6-4, we relaxed a bit. A break in the third game of the third and it looked like Rafa relaxed too. Not in a relaxed and went on walk about way, but in a relaxed and started smacking it way. He broke twice to take the 3rd and then broke the first chance he got in the 4th and ran away with the match from there. He’s through: 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.

NadalKohlschreiber
Statistics
Aces312
Double Faults01
1st Serve %66%63%
1st Serve Points Won54/71 (76%)58/88 (66%)
2nd Serve Points Won26/37 (70%)26/52 (50%)
Service Games Played1920
Break Points Won5/21 (24%)0/1 (%)
Statistics on Points
Total Service Points Won80/108 (74%)84/140 (60%)
Total Return Points Won56/140 (40%)28/108 (26%)
Total Points Won136/248 (55%)112/248 (45%)
Other Stats
Winners4849
Unforced errors2947
Net Approaches23/31 (74%)22/34 (65%)

More in depth stats can be found here.

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47 Responses

  1. Ron says:

    Vamos Rafa!
    Does anyone know who the commentators were for the match on ABC/ESPN? One of them had a very interesting accent and a wonderfully endearing style of commentary.

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