German Tennis Star Philipp Kohlschreiber Withdraws From Rio Olympics

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 | 0

Ace German tennis player Philipp Kohlschreiber has pulled out of the ongoing Rio Olympic Games citing foot fracture.

Kohlschreiber had beaten Guido Pella of Argentina 4-6 6-1 6-2 in the first round of the singles event, before the injury compelled him to hand a walkover to his second-round opponent Andrej Martin of Slovakia.

This turned out to be a major setback for the German tennis contingent, given that the 28th-ranked Kohlschreiber was country’s only male contender left in the fray, as both Dustin Brown and Jan-Lennard Struff had crashed out in the first round itself.

Consequently, the 32-year-old is also slated to miss the Cincinnati Masters that runs from August 14-21.

Germany’s medal hopes now lie in reigning Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber and Laura Siegemund, both of whom have already advanced to the pre-quarterfinals in the women’s singles event here.


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