Kohlschreiber claims comeback victory
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:49
German Kohlschreiber needed an hour and 49 minutes to see off his compatriot after dropping the first set, eventually winning 4-6 6-3 6-2.
Next up for Kohlschreiber is Evgeny Korolev of Russia, who also recovered from a set down to beat Denis Istomin 3-6 7-5 7-6 (7-2)
Third seed Paul-Henri Mathieu of France beat Marc Gicquel 7-6 (7-5) 6-4, while Germany’s Andreas Beck, seeded seventh, was a 6-2 6-4 winner against Frenchman Thierry Ascione.
Also on Wednesday there were first-round victories for French pair Michael Llodra and Sebastien Grosjean.