World # 2 and defending Wimbledon champion, Roger Federer, ran his lifetime record to 5-0 versus German Philipp Kohlschreiber, extended his overall winning streak on grass to 10, and his winning streak at Halle to 28 matches, with a 7-5, 6-3 win in 1 hour and 8 minutes, in which he did not drop serve.
Tomorrow in the semi-finals, Federer will face another talented German one hander, Philipp Petzschner, a late developing shot maker, who ended 2009 at # 80 and has climbed steadily to world # 41.
In the other semi-final, Lleyton Hewitt takes on German Ben Becker. A Federer-Hewitt final would be a rematch of the 2004 US Open final, where Roger destroyed Hewitt 6-0, 7-6 (3), 6-0. Since 2003, when Hewitt held a 7-2 head to head edge over Federer, Roger has won 15 straight against the Aussie, and has an 8-0 record versus Hewitt at majors in his career.