Philipp Kohlschreiber wins one of the most important matches of his career against Novak Djokovic in Indian Wells, and that happened just in straight sets!

The match

Djokovic looked out of sorts and miles away from his very best and the German was ready to take full advantage of it. Both players were struggling a bit on serve for the entire 1st set; however, it was Djokovic to drop the decisive service game (3-4), and that was enough for Philipp to win the opener 6-4.

The Serbian was broken at love in the very first game of the second set to fall again in the 7th game (2-5). When the German failed to serve out the match in the 8th game, and Djokovic won at love the 9th game (4-5) it seemed as the world no.1 was about to stage a fierce comeback. Nevertheless, Kohlschreiber kept his cool, and he managed to serve out the match before winning the contest 6-4 6-4.

Novak Djokovic vs Philipp Kohlschreiber Highlights HD | Indian Wells 2019

It’s a very special moment for me. KOHLSCHREIBER

After the match, Philipp commented

“It’s a very special moment. Of course, playing the top guys is always a big pleasure, but most of the time they beat you. Today, with Novak being No.1, top-seeded here, it’s a very incredible win for me.”

Next vs. Monfils. HEAD TO HEAD and STATS

Philipp will face Gael Monfils for a place in the quarters. The head to head is 13-2 for Monfils that also leads 3-0 on hard courts. The Frenchman is the hot favorite to reach the quarters.

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