12 Jan 2012

Kohlschreiber makes Auckland semi-finals

3:21 pm on 12 January 2012

The former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany has won the opening quarter-final at the Heineken tennis Open in Auckland, beating the second seeded Spaniard Nicolas Almagro in straight sets.

The first set went to serve and a tiebreak, Kohlschreiber coming back from 3-1 down to win it 7-6.

The second set was also heading for a tiebreak until Kohlschreiber pounced when handed his first chance to break, missing the first at 5-4 and 15-40 up but converting the second for the 6-4 set and the match.

Kohlschreiber will meet the winner of the second quarter between Olivier Rochus of Belgium and French qualifier Benoit Paire.