Nadal loses to Philipp Kohlschreiber in Gerry Weber

Rafael Nadal lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first grass court tournament for Nadal after winning his 7th Roland Garros title. Philipp won in straight sets by 6-3, 6-4, making him advance to the semi-finals.

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It’s not the time to look for excuses, he played much better than me.

-Nadal said after losing against Philipp.

Nadal also said that he was not used to grass yet, and that it was a challenge for him from the beginning when he was versing Philipp. Philipp had 8 aces, and was really aggressive throughout the match. Philipp and Nadal has played a match with each other 8 times, and on the 9th match, Philipp was able to beat Nadal in Gerry Weber.

It was a world-class day for me. In principal, I did nothing wrong.

-Philipp stated after his win against world number 2 Rafael Nadal.

Here is a video that I found on YouTube. It has the highlights of the match against Rafael Nadal and Philipp Kohlschreiber in Gerry Weber. It does not have good quality, but you can see how the match went.

Now, lets take a look on Philipp Kohlschreiber’s tennis profile.

Phillip is currently ranked 34th(used to be 26th) in the world’s tennis ranking, and is currently Germany’s number 2 player. He is contracted with Wilson and has been on tour for 12 years. He is also 28 years old, and is right-handed.

Rafael Nadal has been on tour for 13 years and is currently 26 years old.

I would like to wish him luck on his next opponent in Gerry Weber, and I hope that he will get stronger in the near future.

In and out,

~Jin

Bibliography:

Press, Associated. “Rafael Nadal Loses In quarters.” ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures, 15 June 2012. Web. 16 June 2012. <http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/8056054/rafael-nadal-ousted-philipp-kohlschreiber-gerry-weber-open-quarters&gt;.

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