Kohlschreiber vs ATP by Tennisguy
This is the Barcelona ATP tournament(clay). I believe that Philipp Kohlschreiber will manage to be the winner of the 3d quarter. The players on this quarter side are Fabio Fognini, Jerzy Janowicz, Santiago Giraldo, Dominic Thiem and Jurgen Melzer.
Kohlschreiber already won his first match and is expecting the winner of the Jerzy Janowicz - Jurgen Melzer match. He defeated Roger-Vasselin 7-6(4), 6-2 in his first match and with the exception of some minor glitches he was in complete control of that match. I can't imagine him having any problems against either Janowicz or Melzer, beacuse they are both out of form players that barely won any matches this year.
His toughest opponent in this side of the quarter is without a doubt Fognini. The italian however has some difficult matches if he is to even progress to this quarterfinal. First he must face Giraldo and if he manages to win, then he will go against Thiem who won his first round match.
The most probable match in this quarterfinal will be Fognini vs Kohlschreiber, but if the italian doesn't make it this far than it's going to be a fairly easy task for Kohlschreiber to progress. Even if he will face Fognini, the german player is still has the advantage in the h2h matches , leading 2-1.
For me Fognini is to unpredictable to back so I really can't convince myself to trust him. He is a very talented player but the smallest glitch can change his attitude completely in a match and I don't really appreciate that. Kohlschreiber is quite the opposite and even if he might not be as talented he is a fighter and can surprise any player on the ATP tour on a good day.
Another thing that I should mention is that Fognini has never passed the 1st round here in Barcelona. On the other hand Kohlschreiber made it to the semifinal stage last year where he lost to Nicolas Almagro, so I think he feels comfortable in this tournament.
The odds are very good for the german player and I really think he is the one to back in this side of the quarter.
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