Tremendous court coverage and fine shot selection from the Russian Youzhny, as he made a comeback after losing the second-set and defied the strong challenge of the Czech Stepanek, who also played well but only in matches. With this fine performance, the Russian reached the semi-final of the 2012 Gerry Weber Open.
Stepanek - Youzhny
4 - 6
6 - 4
4 - 6
Served By: R Stepanek Won By: Youzhny
IN, Winner: Youzhny!!! Stepanek goes for a out-wide serve, Youzhny works a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Stepanek hits a backhand down the line but misses the court.
IN, Winner: Youzhny!!! Fine serve, Youzhny puts back a forehand return, brief rally, Stepanek over-hits a backhand in the rally.
IN, Winner: Youzhny!!! Good serve in the middle, Youzhny returns a backhand return, Stepanek runs to the net, crafts a forehand volley but misses the target.