Philipp kohlschreiber is still one win away from a possible duel with roger federer at the US open – provided the tennis top star, who has not been very convincing so far, also wins his third-round match.
The german davis cup player will face australian john millman at the grand slam tournament in new york on saturday for his first appearance in the last eight at the US open in three years.
Kohlschreiber starts his match at 11. Clock local time and would have to wait in the case of the victory for his next opponent still. Record-breaking grand slam winner federer takes on spain’s feliciano lopez in the evening program.
"This is a good opportunity. "I’m very happy with the way i’m moving, the way i’m playing tennis," said kohlschreiber. Thanks to a three-set win over tim smyczek from the u.S. And the retirement of santiago giraldo from colombia, the 33-year-old made it through his first two rounds without losing any of his energy.
Millman, whose best world ranking is 60th, had defeated his stricken compatriot nick kyrgios at the start of the tournament. "I think he’s a very solid player who plays his best tennis on surfaces like that. He’s good on his feet," explained kohlschreiber. The bayer won the only comparison with millman so far in 2015.
In contrast to wimbledon, the 36-year-old federer has so far been anything but confident. For the first time in one of the four most important tournaments, the swiss player needed five sets in the first two rounds.