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Philipp Kohlschreiber

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Bio In 2007, 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. 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 quarterfinals 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 by reaching the quarterfinals in Doha and Auckland. The German reached the second round at the 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.
In 2010, 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 semifinals. 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, only losing 2 games. He then ran into the in-form Denis Istomin and lost in three topsy sets, sparking a 3 match losing streak. 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 an 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 quarterfinals. 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 the 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, but 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 Martín 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 semifinals 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. 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 Tipsarević.
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 quarterfinals, where he lost to Igor Sijsling. At Dubai, he won over Andreas Seppi in the second round and was defeated by Tomáš Berdych in the semifinals.
Kohlschreiber won the Düsseldorf Open, then the following week reached the third round of the French Open where he took reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray to five sets.
At Hamburg, he reached the semifinals after winning over Gilles Simon and Lukáš Rosol. At the US Open, he defeated John Isner in the third round and lost to Novak Djokovic in the round of 16.
Kohlschreiber defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu in the first round of the Australian Open in straight sets for his first win of the season, before bowing out to Bernard Tomic in a tightly contested 4-set match, 7–6 (7–5), 4–6, 6–7 (6–8), 6–7 (5–7). He was very dominant against Japanese Go Soeda to begin the French Open, losing only 3 games, but could not get past Pablo Andújar despite winning sets 3 and 4. He fell to Djokovic with a score of 4–6, 4–6, 4–6 in the first round of Wimbledon. Kohlschreiber then took part in 2015 Kitzbühel, defeating two top-30 players in Fabio Fognini and Dominic Thiem in the quarters and semis, respectively. He then defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu to win the tournament. The US Open saw his best grand slam performance of the year, defeating countryman Alexander Zverev Jr. in 5 sets, and then taking down Lukas Rosol with a score of 7–6 (7–4), 6–2, 6–2. Federer took down Kohlschreiber in straights in the third round, however.
Kohlschreiber began 2016 ranked 34th in the world and had a season high rank of 22. He lost in the first round of the Australian Open to Kei Nishikori in straight sets. He played in the Sofia Open and lost to Victor Troicki in the quarterfinals. His next tournament was the Rotterdam Open where Kohlschreiber beat former US open champion Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals. He then lost in the next round. Following the Rotterdam semifinals, Kohlschreiber made the quarterfinals of Dubai where he lost to Stan Wawrinka. Kohlschreiber Then represented Germany in their Davis Cup team against the Czech Republic where he beat both Lukáš Rosol and Tomáš Berdych.
Kohlschreiber reached the round of 32 at both the Indian Wells Masters and the Monte-Carlo Masters where he lost to Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka respectively. He reached the semifinals in Barcelona before winning the Munich open with wins against Mayer, del Potro, Fognini and Dominic Thiem in the final. He lost early at both Madrid Masters and the Rome Masters before a first round loss at the French Open to Nicolás Almagro.
Kohlschreiber started 2017 ranked No. 32. At the Australian Open, Kohlschreiber won against Nikoloz Basilashvili and Donald Young, but lost in Round 3 to Gael Monfils. In February, Kohlschreiber played in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships where he beat 8th seed Gilles Muller in straight sets. In the quarterfinals, Kohlschreiber who was aiming to win his 400th match on tour lost in three tight sets to eventual champion, and world number 1, Andy Murray. Kohlschreiber won the first set 7–6 (7–4) and in the second set tiebraker lost 6–7 (18–20). In that tiebreaker, Kohlschreiber had seven (7) match points against the world number 1. Amazingly, Murray saved all seven, won the tiebreaker and won the deciding set 6–1.
Kohlschreiber finally won his 400th match at the 2017 BNP Paribas Open against Alexandr Dolgopolov. He subsequently lost his next match to eventual finalist Stan Wawrinka. Later that month at the 2017 Miami Open, Kohlschreiber, the 26th seed won his second round match in three sets against young American Taylor Fritz. In the third round, despite winning the first set 6–0, Kohlschreiber lost to 15 time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal. In August Kohlschreiber won his second title at Kitzbuhel.
Originally for the 2017 US Open, Kohlschreiber was to be unseeded; however, the last-minute withdrawal of Andy Murray saw a draw reshuffle with Kohlschreiber becoming the 33rd seed. Kohlschreiber reached the round of 16 where he lost to Roger Federer, world number 3, in straight sets. Kohlschreiber did not drop a set in reaching the round of 16.
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