Due to start at 11:30 am
Kohlschreiber 1.63, Haase 2.52
Head to heads are 1-1. They last met on an indoor court in Moscow in October 2015. Kohlschreiber won in straight sets. Haase’s win was back in July 2012 in Kitzbuhel, Austria. He won in 3 sets.
Neither player has had a great season although if you look at their results in a little detail Kohlschreiber has had the occasional strong week. More recent form is much stronger for Kohlschreiber. He reached the fourth round at the US Open in August. He didn’t play another match until Stockholm in October where he reached the quarter finals.
Haase has come through the qualifying rounds this week. His last main draw win was at the US open in August. In fact August was a rare strong month for him. He reached the quarter finals in Toronto and the third round in Cincinnati, all on hard courts.
As always if Haase serves well he can keep the sets close. Back Kohlschreiber around 1.85.
Update: Kohlschreiber recovered from being broken early levelled the set. He wasted set points on the Haase serve at 5-4. He also lost a 3-1 lead in the tiebreak. Having lost set 1 he went a break up in the 2nd but was broken straight back. Another break gave him the set and he won the 3rd set comfortably
6-7, 6-4, 6-2