The German to Watch!


phillip_kohlscreiberHe turned pro in 2001 and currently the 24th in the world as of the writing of this content. He never made on the last eight of a Grand Slam but already defeated a number of big names. During the third round of Australian Open 2008, he ousted Andy Roddick in five sets (6–4, 3–6, 7–6, 6–7, 8–6) producing 32 aces and 104 winners under his watch. He became a household name to me when he knocked out Sam Querrey and Novak Djokovic in straights sets at different grand slam surfaces, both in 2009 (AO Hard and RG clay, respectively). Even the hard-hitter Fernando Verdasco (6-4, 6-2, 1-6, 2-6, 8-6) was left in frustration during the quarterfinals of Davis Cup (Spain VS Germany). Sponsored by Adidas and Wilson, this German deserves to be in the Top 10. His name is Phillip Kohlschreiber.

Trained by Swede Stefan Eriksson, this 5’10″/ 70 kg. is already a rising star in his own right. I scan his ranking history and yeah, it is impressive. Records say Kohli’s preferred surfaces are clay and hardcourt but have I already mentioned he also put Roger Federer in test while in grass?

WIMBLEDON 2009: Third Round

Consistency, Power and Precision, Phillip Kohlscreiber might still improve on these three variables one needs in tennis but never forget, his stokes are already explosive.

Here are some of his match-highlights I found in YouTube:

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