US Open: Kohlschreiber fails in the first round - Sport
In his last two appearances, he made it to the second round. This year is for German after four sentences.
Philipp Kohlschreiber (35) left the US Open directly in the first round. The Augsburger, who had reached the round of sixteen in New York in the past two years, lost out to Frenchman Lucas Pouille (No. 25) 3: 6, 6: 4, 4: 6, 4: 6 on Monday. Kohlschreiber continued his weak year in 2019, in which he was repeatedly thrown back from injuries.
Qualifier Dominik Koepfer was the first German tennis player to reach the second round. The 25-year-old prevailed against Spaniard Jaume Munar with 6: 4, 7: 6 (7: 2), 5: 7, 7: 5 and thus has - as in his Grand Slam premiere in Wimbledon - the first Round survived. Koepfer needed 3:33 hours for his success and overcame some spasms in the thighs. Koepfer now faces American Reilly Opelka, who surprisingly beat Italian eleven-seeded Fabio Fognini.
Next to him are four other German men at Flushing Meadows. Alexander Zverev (Hamburg / No. 6) is contesting his opening match on Tuesday against Radu Albot (Moldova).