(HAMBURG) – On Friday, Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated Czech Republic’s Lukas Rosol 6-4 6-4 in the Center Court quarterfinal of the ATP tennis tournament. This was the fourth time when these two players faced each other on a professional tour. Head to head, Kohlschreiber had won two times, while Rosol had won just a single time. However, the most recent win belongs to Rosol, that took place last week at Stuttgart.
Earlier, on Thursday, Lukas Rosol had beaten Spain’s Tommy Robredo, the 2006 champion, 7-5, 7-6 (6) before qualifying for the quarterfinals. On the other hand, Kohlschreiber reached the quarterfinal after beating Gilles Simon of France 7-5, 6-3. He will be facing Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer in the semifinal, who reached the semifinal after beating Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic in the quarterfinal.
Kohlschreiber said, “He’s a tough opponent. He takes a lot of risks. I had a great day. I played a really solid game and I think that was the key to the match. I was returning very well and I was dictating the points. I’m really happy with my performance today and really hungry for the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, another German professional player, Alexandar Zverev also qualified for the semifinals of his hometown tournament after beating Tobias Kamke 0-6, 7-5, 6-3 at Hamburg Open. The 17-year old Zverev is the first to qualify for a semi-final in the ATP tournament, after 2006. He will face Spain’s David Ferrer in the semifinal, who had beaten Spain’s Pablo Andujar in the quarterfinal.