47 Facts About Philipp Kohlschreiber

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Philipp Eberhard Hermann Kohlschreiber is a German former professional tennis player.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber reached his highest ATP singles ranking of world No 16 in July 2012.

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In 2007, Philipp Kohlschreiber achieved his greatest result at an ATP Masters Series event during the Monte-Carlo Masters, when he reached the quarterfinals after going through qualifying, defeating world No 12 David Nalbandian in the second round.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber won his first career title in Munich defeating Mikhail Youzhny, thereby becoming the first German player to win the event since Michael Stich in 1994.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber started 2008 by reaching the quarterfinals of the tournament in Doha and winning his second career title in Auckland, where he defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber failed to convert 11 set points in the second and third sets.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber started 2009 by reaching the quarterfinals in Doha and Auckland.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber was the only person other than finalist Andy Roddick to take a set off of Federer, the eventual champion.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber started the season in Auckland well with three straight sets wins, including wins over Thomaz Bellucci and Frenchman Marc Gicquel before running into eventual finalist Arnaud Clement, losing in straight sets in the semifinals.

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10.

Philipp Kohlschreiber progressed to the third round of the Australian Open with wins over Horacio Zeballos and Wayne Odesnik.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber returned to action in San Jose seeing off local boy Rajeev Ram in three sets and crushing Dudi Sela, only losing two games.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber then ran into the in-form Denis Istomin and lost in three topsy sets, sparking a three-match losing streak.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber crashed out of Memphis to Evgeny Korolev in two tight sets, followed by an easy three set lost to Gael Monfils in the Davis Cup.

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14.

Philipp Kohlschreiber then lost a final set tie-breaker in round 3 to world No 2, Djokovic.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber then took on Petzschner, again and again, won in straight sets, to reach the quarterfinals.

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At Wimbledon, Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated Potito Starace and Teymuraz Gabashvili, before losing to Andy Roddick in the third round.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber began his year at the Qatar Open where he was the eighth seed.

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18.

Philipp Kohlschreiber was defeated by Federer in the second round of the Monte-Carlo Masters after beating Andrey Golubev in round 1.

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19.

Philipp Kohlschreiber captured his third career title at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle defeating Philipp Petzschner in the final.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber made it to the fourth round of the French Open before losing to world number one, Novak Djokovic.

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21.

At the 2014 Rotterdam Open, Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated Richard Gasquet to reach quarterfinals, where he lost to Igor Sijsling.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber won the Dusseldorf Open, then the following week reached the third round of the French Open where he took reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray to five sets.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber was very dominant against Japanese Go Soeda to begin the French Open, losing only three games, but could not get past Pablo Andujar despite winning sets three and four.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber then took part in Kitzbuhel, defeating two top-30 players in Fabio Fognini and Dominic Thiem in the quarter- and semifinals, respectively.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber then defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu to win the tournament.

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26.

Philipp Kohlschreiber began 2016 ranked 34th in the world and had a season high rank of 22.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber lost in the first round of the Australian Open to Kei Nishikori in straight sets.

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28.

Philipp Kohlschreiber played in the Sofia Open and lost to Victor Troicki in the quarterfinals.

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29.

Philipp Kohlschreiber then represented Germany in their Davis Cup team against the Czech Republic where he beat both Lukas Rosol and Tomas Berdych.

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30.

Philipp Kohlschreiber reached the round of 32 at both the Indian Wells Masters and the Monte-Carlo Masters where he lost to Djokovic and Wawrinka, respectively.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber lost early at both Madrid Masters and the Rome Masters before a first-round loss at the French Open to Nicolas Almagro.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber finally won his 400th match at the BNP Paribas Open against Alexandr Dolgopolov.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber subsequently lost his next match to eventual finalist Stan Wawrinka.

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Later that month at the Miami Open, as the 26th seed, Philipp Kohlschreiber won his second-round match in three sets against young American Taylor Fritz.

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Originally for the US Open, Philipp Kohlschreiber was to be unseeded; however, the last-minute withdrawal of Andy Murray saw a draw reshuffle with Philipp Kohlschreiber becoming the 33rd seed.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber reached the round of 16 where he lost to Roger Federer, world No 3, in straight sets.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber won his first match against a current world No 1 at the 2019 Indian Wells Masters, where he beat Novak Djokovic in the third round in straight sets.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated Fernando Verdasco and 24th seed Aslan Karatsev before falling to 10th seed and 2020 French Open semifinalist Diego Schwartzman.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber lost in the first round at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships to Denis Shapovalov, where he used his protected ranking, after a hard-fought five setter lasting more than.

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40.

At the 2021 US Open Philipp Kohlschreiber reached the second round, using his protected ranking once more, after Marin Cilic retired in the first round in the fifth set.

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41.

Philipp Kohlschreiber competed in his 68th Grand Slam at the Australian Open and reached the second round.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber played his last match on the ATP Tour two days later, losing to Mikhail Kukushkin in the next round.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber is an all-court player with an emphasis on baseline play.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber has strong groundstrokes on both wings which are equally as solid and is often able to wrong-foot opponents due to his quick follow-through, forcing them to commit early.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber's forehand is his primary weapon, and he is known to hit inside-out forehands to draw opponents out, while his single-handed backhand is considered one of the best on the tour currently.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber is known to employ drop-shots mid-rally to catch opponents off-guard, especially on the backhand side.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber occasionally uses a chip-and-charge tactic as well, especially on grass.

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