Kohlschreiber is playing awesome tennis

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Philipp Kohlschreiber from Germany is playing the underdog game of his life. The 29th seed is arguably beating Andy Roddick, the 6th seed. I am watching one of the best underdog games I have ever seen. I think Roddick severely underestimated his rival, based on his past experience of thrashing him. However Kohlschreiber doesn't seem to know the meaning of ranking. He has lead Roddick all the way, sets, breaks, shotmaking, and has now got to a 5th set.

Roddick has lifted his game big time and is now fighting hard. This is great tennis!

As I watch the 5th set unfold I am having trouble writing this as I can only type between shots. The crowd is pumped, the action is really hotting up and I am loving Andy's backchat to the umpire. Some of it is quite funny, such as the "stay in school kids or you will end up being an umpire." However what it does reveal is his frustration. I think Kohlschreber will win.

In terms of game play there have been a massive number of aces.  Andy played 42, Phillipp, 32. We are now at match point again for Phillipp, and in fact he has just won the match 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 8-5. Well done!

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