WIMBLEDON â€“ A mere two days after his other worldly upset of Rafael Nadal, Lukas Rosol fell back to earth. Rosol was beaten by 27th seed Philipp Kohlscreiber 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(6) at Wimbledon on Saturday.
The 26-year-old Czech went from Centre Court, to the hinterlands of Court 12 to play the German.
â€œI thought it was difficult,â€ Rosol said of the match.Â â€œThere was couple people saying yesterday that I should not play doubles (yesterday).
â€œYou know, I was feeling good today, but it was a little bit windy.Â Didn’t help me a lot.Â He was playing pretty good today and he didn’t gave me a lot of chances.
â€œBut, yeah, third set, I should have been â€‘â€‘ maybe was couple â€‘â€‘ he was not so good already, and you never know what can happen then after fourth set, fifth set.
But he was better today.â€
â€œWell, of course I’m very happy that I’m not playing against Rafael Nadal,â€ said the German, â€œthat’s for sure.Â Because, like I said, if I would go to the match against Nadal, the chances would be 90/10 to win or lose.Â Today was more 50/50.
â€œIt’s tough to say.Â I would say if you have your dream day, I think everybody can play and win against everybody.Â We saw that.
â€œYeah, of course I was hoping he’s having not that day again against me.Â I think also the conditions today, it was a little bit windy, we played on a smaller court, so it was everything a little bit more in my favor, I think.
â€œHe likes to stay and hit the ball full power.Â If the wind is changing the ball a little bit, I would say it’s not too well for his game to hit every time full power.â€
Kohlscrieber added, â€œwell, of course I know for sure he is in a great shape, a lot of confidence.Â I think it was very dangerous to play against him.
â€œBut like I said before, I think I have the right game plan against him.Â I mixed up the pace a lot.Â Every time if he hit a very strong ball, I tried to slice it back, keep it short.Â He doesn’t like to move too much into the court.
â€œEverything I saw against Nadal, I figured out I think the perfect tactic.Â Obviously I played a very, very good match today.â€
â€œI didn’t really feel it,â€ Rosol said.Â â€œYou know, no, I mean, he know what to play against me.Â We didn’t play before, but, you know, maybe he wasÂ â€‘â€‘ I don’t know how to answer this, you know.
â€œI didn’t really feel the first two sets that I have some chances.Â He always break me.Â Even if I have just small chance he even start to play better.â€
Rosol reflected on his disappointment: â€œBut what can I do, no?Â I try my best.Â I was trying couple ways, but I didn’t find a good way to win today.â€