Philipp Kohlschreiber life and biography

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Philipp Kohlschreiber biography

Date of birth : 1983-10-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Augsburg, Germany
Nationality : German
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-30
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour, Australian Open

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Philipp Kohlschreiber is a tennis player from Germany, who turned professional in 2001. The right-hander has won six doubles and two singles titles. He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 28 September 2009, when he achieved a ranking of World No. 22. He is sponsored by Wilson for racquets and apparel.

Philipp Kohlschreiber possesses a dazzling one-handed backhand, which he used to great effect against Andy Roddick in the third round of the 2008 Australian Open. The German’s 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 6-7 (3), 8-6 win over the then-world No. 6 is arguably the highlight of his career. Kohlschreiber has won two ATP titles and has reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam three times: in Australia in 2005 and 2008, and in Paris in 2009.


Singles Titles
2008: Auckland
2007: Munich

Doubles Titles
2009: Halle
2008: Stuttgart, Doha
2007: Munich
2006: Kitzbuhel
2005: Ho Chi Minh City

Kohlschreiber started the season in Auckland well with 3 straight sets wins, including wins over Thomaz Bellucci and Frenchman Marc Gicquel before running into eventual finalist Arnaud Clément, losing in straight sets in the semi finals. Kohlschreiber progressed to the 3rd round of the Australian Open with wins over Horacio Zeballos and Wayne Odesnik. He gave 2nd seed Rafael Nadal a test in the 3rd round, before losing 6–4, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5.

He returned to action in San Jose seeing off local boy Rajeev Ram in 3 sets and crushing Dudi Sela for the loss of 2 games. He then ran into the form man of the tournament Denis Istomin and lost in three topsy sets, sparking a 3 match losing streak. As he crashed out of Memphis to Evgeny Korolev in 2 tight sets. Followed by an easy 3 set lost to Gaël Monfils, of France in the Davis Cup.

Kohlschreiber got back to winning ways at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells as he had a bye then beat fellow German Philipp Petzschner in straight sets. He then lost a final set tie breaker in R3 to world #2 Serbia's Novak Djokovic. At the Sony Ericsson Open Kohlschreiber received another bye and took on fellow German Florian Mayer and it was about to go into a first set tie breaker before Florian retired with injury. Again he went out in the 3rd round this time to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets.

To start his clay season Kohlschreiber went to the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters where he caused a couple of upsets. In the first round he edged out Bellucci in a final set tie break before he thumped the World #4 Andy Murray for the loss of just 3 games. He then took on Petzschner again and again won in straight sets, to reach the quarter finals. Where he played Spaniard David Ferrer and was edged out in 2 tight sets.

At Wimbledon, Kohlschreiber defeated Potito Starace of Italy and Teimuraz Gabashvili of Russia, before losing to Andy Roddick in the 3rd round. At Hamburg, he lost to Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil in third round. In September he hired Murray's former coach Miles Maclagan.

Kohlschreiber began his year at the 2011 Qatar ExxonMobil Open where he was the 8th seed. He won his first match against Andreas Seppi 6-2 6-4 but then lost to Ivo Karlović in a tight match 6-7 7-6 6-7. He then went to the 2011 Heineken Open in Auckland. He won his first round match against Carlos Berlocq 2-6 6-3 6-1 and his second round 6-4 3-6 6-2 against Marcel Granollers before falling to the top seed David Ferrer 3-6 7-6 3-6 in the quarterfinals. In February, Kohlschreiber attended the 2011 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In the first round, he faced Yen-Hsun Lu, of the Chinese Taipei. He defeated Lu 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). In the second round, he put up a brave showing against the number 1 seed, world number 4 Robin Soderling. Unfortunately, he lost 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (9-7). In the first round of the Davis Cup tie against Croatia Kohlschreiber saved 1 Match Point in the second rubber against Ivan Dodig to win in five sets and to draw the score after day one. In the fourth rubber Marin Cilic was too strong for Kohlschreiber - he was defeated in straight sets to give the tie a 2:2. In the deciding fifth rubber Philipp Petzschner managed to lead Germany to a 3:2 win. After a first round bye in Indian Wells, Kohlschreiber defeated Tim Smyczek in Round two saving 3 MP before beating World No. 4 Robin Soderling 7:6, 6:4 saving five set points in the opening set Tiebreak. In Round 4 he lost to Juan Martin Del Potro 6:7, 6:7. Kohlschreiber was defeated by Roger Federer in the second round of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters after beating Andrey Golubev in Round 1.

Full name is Philipp Eberhard Hermann Kohlschreiber
Began playing tennis at age four
Parents Maria and Gerhard
His father used to operate a gas station
His mother is a kindergarten teacher
Two sisters, Sandra and Gerlinde
Prefers clay and hard courts
Enjoys driving cars, swimming and playing with his dogs
Favorite movie is “Lord of the Rings”
Follows soccer and hockey
Fan of FC Bayern Munich
Has a 5-4 career Davis Cup record (4-3 in singles) in four ties
Coached by countryman and former ATP pro Michael Geserer (since October 2007).

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