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Kohlschreiber at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open
16 October 1983 |
Augsburg, West Germany
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 8,590,291|
|Highest ranking||No. 16 (30 July 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 34 (1 February 2016)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2005, 2008, 2012)|
|French Open||4R (2009, 2013)|
|US Open||4R (2012, 2013, 2014)|
|Highest ranking||No. 51 (10 November 2008)|
|Current ranking||No. 559 (1 February 2016)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2005, 2006, 2007, 2012)|
|French Open||1R (2007)|
|US Open||1R (2005, 2006, 2007, 2011)|
|Last updated on: 1 February 2016.|
Philipp Eberhard Hermann Kohlschreiber (born 16 October 1983) is a tennis player from Germany, who turned professional in 2001. The right-hander has won seven doubles and six singles titles. Kohlschreiber reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 16 in July 2012. He is the current German No. 1.
Kohlschreiber reached the quarterfinals of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, after 32 Grand Slam tournaments (31 of them consecutively) from his debut at the 2003 US Open. He had previously fallen short in the fourth round four times. As of January 2016[update], he is the most recent player to defeat Novak Djokovic before the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament, at the 2009 French Open. He has one of the strongest and most accurate one handed backhands on the tour today.
- 1 Career
- 2 Playing Style
- 3 ATP career finals
- 4 Singles performance timeline
- 5 Wins over top 10 players
- 6 German tournaments
- 7 References
- 8 External links
In 2007, Kohlschreiber achieved his greatest result at an ATP Masters Series event during the Monte Carlo Masters, when he reached the quarter-finals after going through qualifying, defeating World No. 12 David Nalbandian in the second round. He 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.
Kohlschreiber started 2008 by reaching the quarter-finals of the tournament in Doha, Qatar and winning his second career title in Auckland, New Zealand, where he defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final.
After Kohlschreiber's win in Auckland, he defeated World No. 6 Andy Roddick in the third round of the Australian Open 6–4, 3–6, 7–6, 6–7, 8–6. Kohlschreiber hit a personal record 32 aces and 104 winners. He eventually lost in the fourth round to Jarkko Nieminen 6–3, 6–7, 6–7, 3–6. Kohlschreiber failed to convert 11 set points in the second (7) and third (4) sets.
Kohlschreiber reached the final of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany eventually falling to the four-time champion Roger Federer 3–6, 4–6. At the 2008 US Open, he was defeated by Serb Viktor Troicki 6–2, 3–6, 4–6, 0–3 retired.
Kohlschreiber started 2009 reaching quarter-finals in Doha and Auckland. The German reached second round at Australian Open where he defeated Sam Querrey, before losing to Fabrice Santoro in five sets. In the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, Kohlschreiber defeated Nicolás Lapentti 6–2 3–6 6–3 before being defeated by Fernando Verdasco in the fourth round. Also in 2009, during the French Open, Kohlschreiber defeated World No. 4 Novak Djokovic in a 6–4, 6–4, 6–4 upset.
In the third round of Wimbledon in 2009, he was defeated by Roger Federer 3–6, 2–6, 7–6, 1–6. He was the only person other than finalist Andy Roddick to take a set off of Federer, the eventual champion.
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 Teymuraz 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 7–6, 6–7, 7–6. 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. In the second round, he put up a brave showing against the number 1 seed, world number 4 Robin Söderling. He lost 6–3, 5–7, 7–6. 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 Čilić 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 Söderling 7–6, 6–4 saving five set points in the opening set Tiebreak. In Round 4 he lost to Juan Martín 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. Kohlschreiber captured his third career title at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle defeating compatriot Philipp Petzschner in the final. On the way to the title he overcame Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Lleyton Hewitt and Gaël Monfils.
At the 2012 Australian Open he lost in the fourth round to Juan Martin Del Potro. Kohlschreiber reached the semifinals of Gerry Weber Open 2012 defeating Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, 6–3, 6–4. He lost in the semi-finals to Tommy Haas, 7–6 (7–5) 7–5.
Less than two weeks following his defeat of Nadal, Kohlschreiber beat Lukáš Rosol in straight sets 6–2, 6–3, 7–6 (8/6) in the 3rd round of the 2012 Wimbledon championships. Interestingly, Rosol had defeated Nadal in the previous round of Wimbledon in one of the greatest upsets in Grand Slam history. Kohlschreiber advanced to the quarterfinals of a Major for the first time, but was thwarted by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-7, 6-4, 6-7, 2-6. At the US Open he lost in the fourth round to Janko Tipsarevic.
At the 2013 Australian Open he lost in the third round to Milos Raonic. He made it to the fourth round of the French Open before losing to world number one Novak Djokovic. At Wimbledon he had to retire in his first round match against Ivan Dodig. At the US Open he lost in the fourth round to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.
At the 2014 Rotterdam Open, Kohlschreiber defeated Richard Gasquet to reach quarter-finals, where he lost to Igor Sijsling. At Dubai he won over Andreas Seppi in second round and was defeated by Tomas Berdych in semi-finals.
Kohlschreiber is an all-court player with an emphasis on baseline play. He has strong groundstrokes on both wings which are equally as solid. His 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. It is known for its consistency, power, and his ability to hit it in a variety of ways, namely flat, with top-spin and slice. Generally playing from the baseline, Kohlschreiber constructs points and uses a sudden injection of pace or a drop-shot to draw opponents out of their comfort zone and dominate the point from there.
Complementing his strong baseline play, as an all-court player, Kohlschreiber is also a proficient volleyer and uses variety to construct points. He is known to employ drop-shots mid-rally to catch opponents off-guard, especially on the backhand side. He occasionally uses a chip-and-charge tactic as well, especially on grass. It is due to the variety of shots he has that has led him to be successful on all surfaces, as can be seen by the fact that he has reached at least the fourth round of all Grand Slams and won titles on all surfaces (although he has won the most titles on clay).
ATP career finals
Singles: 13 (6 titles, 7 runners-up)
|Winner||1.||30 April 2007||BMW Open, Munich, Germany||Clay||Mikhail Youzhny||2–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||2.||12 January 2008||Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Juan Carlos Ferrero||7–6(7–4), 7–5|
|Runner-up||1.||15 June 2008||Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany||Grass||Roger Federer||3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||2.||27 September 2009||Open de Moselle, Metz, France||Hard (i)||Gaël Monfils||6–7(1–7), 6–3, 2–6|
|Winner||3.||12 June 2011||Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany||Grass||Philipp Petzschner||7–6(7–5), 2–0, ret.|
|Winner||4.||6 May 2012||BMW Open, Munich, Germany (2)||Clay||Marin Čilić||7–6(10–8), 6–3|
|Runner-up||3.||28 July 2012||Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Robin Haase||7–6(7–2), 3–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||4.||13 January 2013||Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand (2)||Hard||David Ferrer||6–7(5–7), 1–6|
|Runner-up||5.||5 May 2013||BMW Open, Munich, Germany||Clay||Tommy Haas||3–6, 6–7(3–7)|
|Runner-up||6.||14 July 2013||MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||Fabio Fognini||7–5, 4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||5.||24 May 2014||Düsseldorf Open, Düsseldorf, Germany||Clay||Ivo Karlović||6–2, 7–6(7–4)|
|Runner-up||7.||3 May 2015||BMW Open, Munich, Germany||Clay||Andy Murray||6–7(4–7), 7–5, 6–7(4–7)|
|Winner||6.||8 August 2015||Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Paul-Henri Mathieu||2–6, 6–2, 6–2|
Doubles: 9 (7 titles, 2 runners-up)
|Winner||1.||26 September 2005||Vietnam Open, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Carpet||Lars Burgsmüller|| Ashley Fisher
|5–6(3), 6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||2.||24 July 2006||Austrian Open, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Stefan Koubek|| Oliver Marach
|Winner||3.||30 April 2007||BMW Open, Munich, Germany||Clay||Mikhail Youzhny|| Jan Hájek
|Winner||4.||4 January 2008||Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Doha, Qatar||Hard||David Škoch|| Jeff Coetzee
|6–4, 4–6, [11–9]|
|Runner-up||1.||24 February 2008||ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Netherlands||Hard (i)||Mikhail Youzhny|| Tomáš Berdych
|5–7, 6–3, [7–10]|
|Winner||5.||13 July 2008||Mercedes Cup, Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||Christopher Kas|| Michael Berrer
|Winner||6.||14 June 2009||Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany||Grass||Christopher Kas|| Andreas Beck
|Runner-up||2.||6 January 2012||Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Doha, Qatar||Hard||Christopher Kas|| Filip Polášek
|Winner||7.||4 January 2013||Qatar Open, Doha, Qatar||Hard||Christopher Kas|| Julian Knowle
Singles performance timeline
Won tournament; reached the Finals; Semifinals; Quarterfinals; Rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; reached a Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup or Fed Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a Bronze, Silver (F or S) or Gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
Current till 2016 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||3R||2R||3R||4R||3R||4R||2R||2R||2R||3R||12–9|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||QF||3R||2R||QF||2R||2R||3R||2R||2R||15–9|
|Overall Win (%)||0%||25%||38%||32%||55%||55%||60%||62%||61%||53%||64%||56%||60%||58%||55.99%|
|Year End Ranking||247||208||88||86||62||32||28||27||34||43||20||22||24||34|
Wins over top 10 players
|1.||Rainer Schüttler||6||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||1R||3–6, 6–4, 6–4|
|2.||Joachim Johansson||10||Halle, Germany||Grass||1R||7–6(7–4), 6–1|
|3.||Lleyton Hewitt||4||Adelaide, Australia||Hard||2R||6–3, 0–6, 7–5|
|4.||Nikolay Davydenko||6||'s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands||Grass||1R||6–2, 6–4|
|5.||James Blake||8||Halle, Germany||Grass||QF||6–4, 6–3|
|6.||Nikolay Davydenko||4||Davis Cup, Moscow, Russia||Clay (i)||RR||6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5|
|7.||Andy Roddick||6||Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia||Hard||3R||6–4, 3–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–7(3–7), 8–6|
|8.||David Ferrer||5||World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany||Clay||RR||6–1, 6–0|
|9.||James Blake||7||Halle, Germany||Grass||SF||6–3, 7–5|
|10.||David Ferrer||7||Paris, France||Hard (i)||2R||6–3, 6–2|
|11.||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||9||World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany||Clay||RR||6–7(2–7), 6–3, 6–3|
|12.||Novak Djokovic||4||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||3R||6–4, 6–4, 6–4|
|13.||Fernando Verdasco||9||Davis Cup, Marbella, Spain||Clay||RR||6–4, 6–2, 1–6, 2–6, 8–6|
|14.||Andy Murray||4||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||2R||6–2, 6–1|
|15.||Fernando Verdasco||9||Beijing, China||Hard||1R||6–2, 7–5|
|16.||Robin Söderling||4||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||3R||7–6(10–8), 6–4|
|17.||Gael Monfils||8||Halle, Germany||Grass||SF||6–3, 6–3|
|18.||Nicolas Almagro||10||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||QF||7–6(7–5), 6–4|
|19.||Rafael Nadal||2||Halle, Germany||Grass||QF||6–3, 6–4|
|20.||John Isner||10||US Open, New York, United States||Hard||3R||6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|21.||Richard Gasquet||9||Rotterdam, Netherlands||Hard (i)||2R||7–5, 7–5|
Current through 2015 MercedesCup.
|Düsseldorf||Not Yet Created||2R||W||NH||1 / 2||4–1||80%|
|Munich||1R||2R||QF||W||2R||QF||QF||W||F||1R||F||2 / 11||24–9||73%|
|Halle||QF||1R||SF||F||SF||QF||W||SF||QF||SF||1R||1 / 11||27–10||73%|
|Stuttgart||1R||2R||1R||2R||QF||2R||1R||F||2R||QF||0 / 10||10–9||53%|
|Hamburg||1R||1R||1R||2R||1R||3R||3R||3R||QF||SF||0 / 9||10–10||44%|
- "Kohlschreiber ends Baker's dream run in Wimbledon". 3 July 2012.
- Novak Djokovic crashes out of French Open | Herald Sun
- Buddell, James (14 April 2010). "Tennis – ATP World Tour – Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Wednesday – Lacklustre Murray Falls To Kohlschreiber In Second Round". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
- "Maclagen to coach Kohlschreiber". BBC Sport. 17 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
- "Philipp Kohlschreiber". The San Francisco Chronicle. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
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