Kitzbuhel, Austria (Sports Network) - German Philipp Kohlschreiber won two
matches on Thursday to advance to the semifinals at the Kitzbuhel Cup.
The top-seeded Kohlschreiber was one of several players forced to play twice
on the clay courts at the Mercedes-Benz Sportpark after rain wreaked havoc
with Wednesday's schedule, leaving five second-round matches as well as the
quarterfinals to be contested on Thursday.
Kohlschreiber lost the first three games of his second-round match against
Hungarian qualifier Attila Balazs before play was halted. He overcame the
overnight deficit to post a 6-4, 6-1 victory, then swatted 13 aces on his way
to knocking out Czech Lukas Rosol with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 triumph in the
Up next for the 23rd-ranked Kohlschreiber will be Italian Filippo Volandri,
who bested fourth-seeded Spaniard Albert Ramos and Brazil's Rogerio Dutra
Silva by identical 6-4, 6-4, scores.
Defending champion Robin Haase of the Netherlands beat Austrian qualifier
Philipp Oswald 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. The third seed then topped American Wayne
Odesnik 6-2, 6-4 for a semifinal berth.
Haase will play fifth-seeded Slovakian Martin Klizan, who beat Simone Bolelli
in three sets, 1-6, 7-5, 6-1.
The Sports Network