Janko Tipsarevic eliminated Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets and will be playing fourth seed David Ferrer in his second consecutive US Open quarterfinal.
In a rescheduled fourth round match eight seed Tipsarevic needed five minutes to finish what he had started yesterday, that is, he kept one break advantage and served out the first set to take it with 6-3.
The second set of the clash, played on Grandstand Stadium, was the most exciting one. Tipsarevic, who conquered Stuttgart in July, was serving great and after he broke the nineteenth-seeded German in the seventh game, he took a 5-3 lead as he consolidated the break with a love game. Kohlschreiber responded immediately, he pulled one back with a spotless service game and converted a break break point to draw level at 5 games apiece. There was nothing that could separate the players before the tie-break. Tipsarevic then gave away one of his serves after the change of ends at 3-3, but Kohlschreiber started missing easy shots, allowing the Serb to serve for the set at 6-5. Kohlschreiber overhit a ball once again and Tipsarevic got himself a comfortable two sets advantage. The German conceded 22 unforced errors in the set two, twice as many as his rival.
Tipsarevic was in danger of dropping his serve in the opening game of the following set, but the 28-year-old German squandered two break balls. He was then broken in the fourth game and was unable to get back into the match. The second highest-ranked Serbian player finished off disillusioned Kohlschreiber with a second break of the set: 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Tipsarevic, who will play US Open quarterfinal for the second year in a row, scored more serve as well as return points, and made far less unforced errors (25-53). The German cannot really complain about his season either. He won his home tournament in Munich, played in quarterfinal of Wimbledon, and produced his best ever Flushing Meadows result.
Tipsarevic, however, will try to achieve a new milestone in his career by defeating David Ferrer and moving into his first Grand Slam semifinal.
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