Novak Djokovic vs Philipp Kohlschreiber Preview – US Open 2014 Round 4

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Following a strong start to his United States Open campaign, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is through to the fourth round in New York, where he will contest a match-up against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber for the sixth time on the professional tour. The Serb leads the head-to-head series 4-1, with three straight victories in their most recent outings. Check out the Djokovic v Kohlschreiber H2H matches..

You can also follow the match live here: Djokovic v Kohlschreiber

2011 champion and top seed Novak Djokovic reached the fourth round in New York with an exceptionally comfortable win over American big-server Sam Querrey. The Serb took the match 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the fourth round of the US Open for the eighth consecutive year, according to ATPWorldTour.com.

“[My game is] peaking at the right time, at the right tournament,” said Djokovic. “This is where I want to play my best tennis. I haven’t done as well as I wanted in lead-up tournaments, Toronto and Cincinnati. I didn’t know how emotionally drained I was in a way until I played Tsonga in Canada.”

For the third straight year, Philipp Kohlschreiber ousted John Isner in the third round of the US Open, this time with a 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(4) scoreline. The 22nd seed managed to withstand 42 aces from his American adversary but placed the better point during the tiebreakers and won all three of them to cement his victory.

“Normally you get a little bit stressed when it comes to a tie-break and you know there are not many chances,” said Kohlschreiber. “I mixed it up pretty well with the serve. I didn’t go for an ace. I always tried to get a good position in the rally.”

This marks the sixth time these two competitors will meet on the professional tour, with Djokovic leading the series 4-1. Djokovic is 2-0 on hard court matches and 2-1 on clay. Their last meeting on a hard surface was in 2010 but that should not change the expected outcome of this match.

Prediction: Novak Djokovic in Four Sets

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