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World No. 34 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany delighted his home fans on Friday after causing a biggest upset of the 2012 Gerry Weber Open. The German finally managed to earn his maiden victory against Rafael Nadal in their nine meetings. Kohlschreiber played like a champion from the beginning of the match and mustered a straight sets 6-3 6-4 victory in the end to beat top-seeded Rafael Nadal and secured his berth in the semi-final of this ATP World Tour 250 tournament.
The German took 1 hour and 25 minutes to earn his biggest win in recent times. Kohlschreiber served really well throughout the match, as he mustered 90% points on his first serve and fired 8 aces. The German converted 2 out of 8 break-points, while Nadal could not convert even a single break-point out of three.
After 37 minutes of play in the first set, the defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber claimed the first set. The German earned the decisive breakthrough early in the first set and maintained that lead till the end. Kohlschreiber fired 2 aces and served really well as he mustered 94% points on his first serve and converted 1 out of 5 break-points. Nadal did not have a break-point opportunity in the first set. The German earned the decisive breakthrough in the seventh game of the second-set and then surged through.
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