US Open 2013: Rafael Nadal Vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber

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Date: September 2, 2013

Start time: 7:00 pm local time (EDT), 12:00 am BST, 1:00 am CET (see schedule)

Watch online: Fromsport and ATDHE

Rafael Nadal holds a 9-1 FedEx ATP Head2Head lead over his next opponent, German 22nd seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, with the most recent meeting coming in Monte-Carlo earlier this year, won by the Spaniard 6-2, 6-4.

  • World No. 2 Nadal enters the 4R with a career-best 18-match hard court winning streak and has a career 24-3 record in Grand Slam 4R matches. His last 4R loss came in 2009 Roland Garros (l. to Soderling)
  • Kohlschreiber is attempting reach the QF of a Grand Slam for the second time, also 2012 Wimbledon (l. to Tsonga) and is looking become the first German since Tommy Haas, in 2007, to reach the QF here

Rafa’s US Open History:

  • The 2010 champion (d. Djokovic) is playing here for the 10th time and has a career tournament record of 37-8.
  • Has yet to lose serve in tournament (holding all 37 games). He opened with a 64 62 62 win over American Ryan
  • Harrison on Monday, and followed with a 62 61 60 victory over Brazilian qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva on Thursday and 64 63 63 triumph over Croat Ivan Dodig on Saturday
  • He also reached the final in his last appearance in 2011 (l. to Djokovic). Also SF in 2008 (l. to Murray) and ‘09 (l. to eventual champion del Potro ) and QF in ’06 (l. to Youzhny)
  • His earliest exit in Flushing Meadows was the 2R in first two visits in 2003 (l. to El Aynaoui) and ’04 (l. to Roddick)

“I’m really looking forward to it,” Kohlschreiber said. “I’ve had some good matches against him, especially on hard courts. Basically I know a little bit how I have to play. We don’t have to say he’s in pretty good shape winning almost every match on hard court. So it’s going to be really tough, but I’m really looking forward to playing on Ashe. And I’m happy with my performance today. I think I also will play a really good match against him.”

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay R16 Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-4 Stats
2012 Halle
Germany
Grass Q Kohlschreiber, Philipp
6-3, 6-4 Stats
2012 Doha
Qatar
Hard R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-7(2), 6-3 Stats
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada
Toronto, Canada
Hard Q Nadal, Rafael
3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Stats
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
Italy
Clay R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-1, 6-3 Stats
2010 Australian Open
Australia
Hard R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid
Spain
Clay R16 Nadal, Rafael
W/O
2008 Dubai
U.A.E.
Hard R32 Nadal, Rafael
3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Stats
2007 Stuttgart
Germany
Clay R16 Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-3 Stats
2007 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay Q Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-3 Stats
2007 Australian Open
Australia
Hard R64 Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 Stats

6 comments

  1. Rafa played Halle 2012 and lost in the quarter finals to Kohlschreiber. PensriTam Putarvran… Having said that I did see him live at MC where he beat Philu… Vamos Rafa… Good luck tonight.

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