Wimbledon - Six Germans retire without set win - Sport
Philipp Kohlschreiber missed in the first round against world number one Novak Djokovic a surprise. Also Mischa Zverev is no longer there.
Davis Cup player Philipp Kohlschreiber clearly missed a surprise against defending champion Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon. The Augsburg defeated on Monday the Serbian tennis world ranking first in the first game on the Center Court 3: 6, 5: 7, 3: 6. After 2:02 hours Djokovic used his first match ball for the eleventh victory in the 13th comparison with the 35-year-old Kohlschreiber.
Boris Becker's former protégé is placed first and aims for his fifth Wimbledon title. For Kohlschreiber his 60th participation in one of the four Grand Slam tournaments ended on the opening day.
Mischa Zverev is subject to Steve Darcis
The earnings crisis of professional tennis player Mischa Zverev has continued in Wimbledon. The older brother of Alexander Zverev lost on Monday in London clearly with 2: 6, 4: 6, 4: 6 against the Belgian Steve Darcis and thus retired as the fifth German participant in the first round. The 31-year-old from Hamburg has won only one main round game at this year's 14 tournament entries.
At the sobering start from the German point of view, Cedrik-Marcel Stebe and Peter Gojowczyk were eliminated by the initially seven German men at the famous grass tournament. For the women, Mona Barthel and Anna-Lena Friedsam lost on the opening day in the first round. The first six German starters in the third Grand Slam tournament of the year remained without a set win. Only top player Alexander Zverev (Hamburg / No. 6) still has the chance to improve his record against the Czech Jiri Vesely.