Kohlschreiber's problem is in his head, he's not mentally strong enough to beat top 10 players, the exception is his fantastic match against Roddick in AO.I noticed that. Kohl looks so dopey, hitting routine balls into the net, and missing the match-deciding challenge. Will be very hard for Kohl to recover from this disgrace. Although I only see him play a couple of times each year, maybe he always plays this way and is content with it. It really shows how weak men's tennis is, that a guy ranked 26 can be this hopeless
Yes, this really stood out to me. And Kohlschreiber isn't a power hitter so it will be more difficult against the big hitters. Also there was a moment when roger missed a routine forehand overhead relatively short in the court where he seemed unable to get up and back into a good posture to put away the smash. Even the commentators mentioned that fed looked physically uncomfortable at that moment. His back is not feeling fully healthy. But, he has no choice but to try to play his way into form in cincinnati and hope for the best at the USO.Roger seemed to lack depth on his strokes the moment he was forced into even just marginally defensive positions. If he doesn't get that sorted then that potential Nadal match will luck ugly.
No.He won't ever meet any of the real power hitters (Berdych, etc) unless both Murray and Djoker get beat. Nadal is not a power hitter. However, Nadal still causes issues no matter what court he plays on. Nadal hasn't exactly been lighting up the court either. Probably his worse surface, beside anything indoors.