Philipp Kohlschreiber reaches the quarter-finals at the Indian Wells Masters Tournament. Against a Frenchman, the veteran shows a concentrated performance.
Philipp Kohlschreiber has reached the quarter-finals of a master tournament in Indian Wells, California, for the first time in almost eight years.
One day after his surprise victory over Marin Cilic (Croatia), the 34-year-old from Augsburg, Germany, defeated the Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4,7-6 (7-1).
In the round of the last eight, Kohlschreiber will face an Argentinean: either top-10 player Juan Martin del Potro or his compatriot Leonardo Mayer. Kohlschreiber had been eliminated from his four quarter-finals in the high-cost, high-class Masters tournaments so far.
Against the world rankings-93. Herbert Kohlschreiber took advantage of the opportunity that had opened up after his victory over Cilic, who had taken second place. At the beginning of each set, he took off his serve from the two-time Grand Slam winner in the doubles and gave himself only one kick when he served for the match at 5:4.
In the tiebreak, however, Kohlschreiber prevailed and turned his first match point into a victory after 1:29 hours.