He's 2-8 against Novak Djokovic, but Philipp Kohlschreiber is coming into their second-round match-up in Monte Carlo with more confidence than ever. Such is tennis, where one point can change a game, one game can change a set, one set can change a match, and one win can change a dynamic.
"It's never too late," the German told Tennis Channel's Leif Shiras after his 6-4, 6-4 win over Djokovic at Indian Wells, one of this parity-filled season's many stunners.
By no means is Kohlschreiber the favorite in this contest, but it comes with more drama than we'd typically expect from the Serb's opening-round match at a Masters event—his first clay test this season.
Djokovic graces the cover of our French Open issue of TENNIS Magazine, wiping his brow after a substandard month of March in California and Florida:
In it, we ask some pretty big questions about the 15-time Grand Slam champion, and winner of the last three majors:
Should Djokovic be favored over Nadal at Roland Garros?
Can anyone, or anything, stop Djokovic from passing Nadal and Federer in majors?
Whether or not you think this week's results have any bearing on Djokovic's Roland Garros prospects, this is a match that should get his attention right away.