Philipp Kohlschreiber

A really bad day at the office for Edouard Roger-Vasselin, dismantled 3-6 1-6 by Philipp Kohlschreiber in just over an hour.
The Frenchman will take part to the ATP doubles finals in London with Julien Benneteau and has a tiny little chance to be selected as a member of the French Davis Cup team that will face Swizerland from 21 to 23 November in Lille.

Edouard Roger-Vasselin

Edouard Roger-Vasselin

Wilson launches the Rush Pro

Wilson is revamping its footwear line for 2013 with the introduction of the Rush Pro shoe for men, women and juniors.
The Rush pro features:
– a three dimensional TPU-injected forefoot piece for superior responsiveness, maximum acceleration and controlled deceleration
– a Dynamic Fit 6mm heel-toe drop for lateral stability and low-to-the-ground court feel, eliciting a quicker reaction
– and Endofit, a full construction inner sleeve for enhanced comfort and intuitive fit.

The men’s model is available in four colorways: blue/white/silver, white/grey/gold, lime/black and black/orange. The women’s shoe is offered in blue/white/silver and white/green.

Anne Keothavong, Phillip Kohlschreiber and Feliciano Lopez are among the several tour players sporting this shoe in 2013.

Jerzy Janowicz

Jerzy Janowicz is having the week of his life.

The unknown Polish qualifier, who ended 2011 ranked 221 and is now 69, beat 5 top 20 players: Philipp Kohlschreiber (19), Marin Cilic (15), Andy Murray (3), Janko Tipsarevic (9) and Gilles Simon (20) to reach the first ATP tournament final of his career.

For the title, Janowicz will square off against fourth seed David Ferrer who defeated wild card Michael Llodra in semis.

Jerzy Janowicz

Jerzy Janowicz

Jerzy Janowicz

Jerzy Janowicz

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The German opening ceremony outfits designed by Bogner: pink for Barbie and blue for Ken….

The parade outfits consist of zippered jackets – bright pink weatherproof shells for the ladies and the same in baby blue for the men – paired with white chinos and white shirts and accessorized with a lightweight pink or blue plaid scarf.

The German athletes’ competition wear and casual wear will be provided, as it has been in the past, by another German company: adidas.

German Olympic tennis team:
Mona Barthel, Julia Goerges, Anna-Lena Groenfeld, Christopher Kas, Angelique Kerber, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Sabine Lisicki, Philipp Petzschner

NB: this is a recap of MY day at Roland Garros, so if you are looking for the complete scores and results, go to the official Roland Garros website, you won’t find it in my recap.

As usual, before going to a tournament, I have a look at the schedule to try to plan the matches I want to watch.
My intention was to watch Lleyton Hewitt on Court 7 for perhaps his last match at Roland Garros, but I didn’t manage to get there early enough, so no Hewitt for me, Court 7 was already full.
So, change of plan, direction court 9, where Philip Kohlschreiber and Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo are practising.
Later in the afternoon Kohlscheiber would win over Matthew Ebden and Ramirez would lose against Milos Raonic.

Court 9: Kohlschreiber and Ramirez Hidalgo

Philipp Kohlschreiber

Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo


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