Andreas Seppi sails past Philipp Kohlschreiber into the quarterfinals – ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament 2012

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Andreas Seppi beats Philipp Kohlschreiber in round two – ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament 2012 
World number 45 Andreas Seppi upset the 30th ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets in the second round at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Wednesday. The Italian, Seppi,
dropped just six games in the entire match, sealing it 6-4, 6-2 in just an hour and 10 minutes.
Kohlschreiber dominated the early part of the opener, looking to close out the match quickly. He snatched the opening three games to go up 3-0. However, Seppi lost just a single game after that, claiming six of the next seven
to bag the set 6-4. Kohlschreiber served poorly, as he managed to hit just 47 percent of the first deliveries.
Seppi did not look back after winning the opener. The Italian made the breakthrough in the third and fifth game of the second set. He did not allow Kohlschreiber to come back, winning it 6-2. Seppi was better than his opponent
in all departments of the game. The Italian grabbed 82 percent of the first serve and 60 percent of the second return points.
The 27-year-od, Seppi, did not perform well recently. The Italian went down at the hands of Czech Radek Stepanek in a five set thriller, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, in the opening match of his country’s Davis Cup tie against
Czech Republic. In the reverse singles, Seppi lost to Lukas Rosol 4-6 6-3 6-4.
The Italian came back from a deficit of one set to beat Rik De Voest of South Africa in three sets 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-2 in the first round at this event.
After winning his opening match here, Seppi said, "It was tough after the Davis Cup, I was a little bit down after that. He played well in the first set but I had a good second set. I had to get used to the court after clay
at the weekend and he had two qualifying matches here already. I fought to the end and I'm happy to get through."
Seppi is drawn to face either former world number 8, Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, or second seed Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals.



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