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.
|1st Serve %||66%||63%|
|1st Serve Points Won||54/71 (76%)||58/88 (66%)|
|2nd Serve Points Won||26/37 (70%)||26/52 (50%)|
|Service Games Played||19||20|
|Break Points Won||5/21 (24%)||0/1 (%)|
|Statistics on Points|
|Total Service Points Won||80/108 (74%)||84/140 (60%)|
|Total Return Points Won||56/140 (40%)||28/108 (26%)|
|Total Points Won||136/248 (55%)||112/248 (45%)|
|Net Approaches||23/31 (74%)||22/34 (65%)|
More in depth stats can be found here.