We were stricken with another episode of “Morning Sickness” on Monday, as our hitter, Karen Khachanov, lost 7-5, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (6) to Philipp Kohlschreiber. KK blew a 5-2 lead in the first set (squandering a set point on Kohlschreiber’s serve for 6-2), and then, most impressively, at 6-all in the final tiebreaker, bungled a SITTING FOREHAND, which clipped off the tape and hung up for him, pretty much deciding the match.
Imagine losing a match on this point (6 all in third set breaker) pic.twitter.com/CpKZ9V4Deg
— djs (@scottipippen) May 14, 2018
Had he hit it anywhere INSIDE THE LINES of the court, he probably would’ve won the match. But I guess it just wasn’t in the cards for us. And, with that, we shake it off and look ahead to more tennis from Rome on Tuesday morning.
Match: Lucas Pouille (-125) vs. Andreas Seppi (+105)
When: Not before 6 a.m. EST
H2H: Pouille leads 1-0