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Philipp Beaten In Metz Opener

20/09/11

Philipp has been knocked out of the Moselle Open by Luxembourg's Gilles Muller. He lost 7-6(2), 7-6(5) in the opening round on Monday.

Philipp wasted all five break points that came his way in the first set to allow Muller to win a first-set tie-breaker. After trading breaks in the second set, Muller won the second tie-break of the match and advanced to the second round.

Match Facts

  • Philipp won more points in total, 82 to 78
  • Muller won 85 percent of first-serve points compared to Philipp's 78 percent
  • Philipp converted just one of his six break points, Muller converted the only break point he had
  • Muller served 8 aces to Philipp's 5
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