7/26/12 7:14 PM | Ricky Dimon
Philipp Kohlschreiber gets past Lukas Rosol in three sets on Thursday in Kitzbuhel. Next up for Kohlschreiber is a semifinal meeting with Filippo Volandri.
Philipp Kohlschreiber has a first-round match at the Olympics on his hands this weekend, but he does not appear to have much interest in getting to London.
Kohlschreiber made his way into the bet-at-home Cup semifinals on Thursday afternoon, beating Lukas Rosol 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. The German, who also defeated Rosol at Wimbledon after the underdog had stunned Rafael Nadal, prevailed in one hour and 43 minutes of play.
Rosol went away in straight sets at the All-England Club, but this time he put up a better fight. The Czech won a mere five points in his first five return games only to find his form in the second set. Rosol's second break of the day came at 5-2 to force a third set in style.
Both players held throughout the first eight games of the decider, with Rosol saving one break point and Kohlschreiber fighting off three. At 4-4, however, the world No. 97 cracked and donated serve for the second time. Kohlschreiber made no mistake one game later as he closed out the proceedings at love.
The two competitors finished with 83 points apiece and they each converted two of five break-point opportunities. Kohlschreiber will go up against Filippo Volandri in Saturday's semifinals.
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