The second round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber for Roger Federer was very tricky and tough. The Swiss prevailed 7-6(8) 7-5 in an hour and 45 minutes to advance in the quarter-finals. 'It was extremely complicated tonight', Federer said.
'I couldn’t find my range or my rhythm. I think Philipp did that to me; it was a struggle. Today when the score was close, I couldn’t release my shots. So it was a battle... It was quite the relief at the end.” When he was down 4-6 in the first set tie-break, 'I was preparing for the second set, being down one set.
I don’t care how positive a person you are. You just see negativity flying all around you, I am down 4/6, I messed up, I should have done this, I should have done that. I’m at the mercy of my opponent. It’s a bad feeling, but when you do come back and snatch the set, it’s such a key moment in the match and I was able to utilise that.' Federer finally invited Rafael Nadal, who attended a charity event in Amsterdam on Thursday night.
'He should come around. Just hanging up... I am lonely here. My family is not here. I have to go to him... he is the world number one', said Roger. .