Roger Federer v Philipp Kohlschreiber – Halle
June 11, 2010 ás 11:47
Pick: Roger Federer -5.5 @ 2.24 in Betfair / Result: (7-6 6-4)
Game that I think will not have story. The Swiss Roger Federer is playing an expert in this area where you feel very at ease. For many the best player of all time, Federer wants to win this tournament in Halle in preparation to defend his title at Wimbledon.
Roger Federer has many points to defend because it was largely on last season. Rafael Nadal already has very little to defend because it was not a very popular last season.
Kohlschreiber, Philipp is an excellent player, both on hard court as on dirt. The German has a good record on grass but is not his favorite surface, neither near nor far.
The German has an excellent service and a big right that upsets a lot. In this tournament in Halle Kohlschreiber defeated Ruben Bemelmans in three sets today and Marco Chiudinelli defeated in straight sets.
The Swiss Roger Federer in the first game beat the experienced Jarkko Nieminen, the result was 6-4 6-4. Today easily beat Alejandro Falla, 6-1 6-2 was the result.
In direct confrontations Roger Federer leads 4-0. The last meeting between them last season was at Wimbledon where Federer gaves a set to German. In the confrontation that was in Halle in 2008 Federer beat the German 6-3 6-4.
Federer raised the level and easily defeated Falla, the Swiss are excellent in this area and should not have major difficulties to beat the German who has not played well in the first game here in Halle. At least desire 6-3 6-3 to the Swiss.