30 Days ‘Til Cincy — Philipp Kohlschreiber

Philipp Kohlschreiber Western and Southern Open Cincinnati Masters Grandstand court tennis balls ready to serve

It’s that time of year again! Thirty days until TennisInsideOut.com begins coverage of our hometown Slam, the Western and Southern Open, Cincinnati Masters. We thought it would be fun to supply a daily countdown on the site, sharing never-before-seen pics and stories from previous Cincy tournaments.

Philipp Kohlschreiber Western and Southern Open Cincinnati Masters 2015 one-handed backhand
Those one-handed backhands can be a bit tricky to pull off…

We begin with Round 1 of last year, and a little love for Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber. He nabbed a three-set victory over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy out on Grandstand Court, and we photographed the winning serve.

Kohlschreiber serve Western and Southern Open tennis

Serve bouncing ball Kohlschreiber Grandstand Cincy Tennis 2014 Round 1

Leaping serve rear view Kohlschreiber ass Philipp serving Grandstand Cincinnati
Jeremy Chardy Philipp Kohlschreiber handshake at net Western and Southern Cincinnati Masters pics photos images
Chardy’s French. You gotta expect a little romantic hand-holding after the formal handshake.

Kohli did a crowd-pleasing on-court interview, flashing a little skin as well as flexing his comedic muscles.

Cincy Philipp Kohlschreiber kohli abs bare tummy pics photos images

Cincinnati Grandstand on court interview Chardy match Philipp Kohlschreiber funny jokes laugh pics

He also had fun hitting the autographed balls into the crowd, waiting excitedly to see where each one landed.

Philipp Kohlschreiber hitting tennis ball fans winning match Cincinnati Open 2014

Kohli hitting ball into crowd grin laugh Chardy match Cindy 2014 photos

Kohlschreiber Kohli grin thumbs up to fan hitting autographed balls Cincy pics

Sadly, Kohlschreiber went out in the next round, losing a tough 7-6(4) 6-7(4) 6-7(4) battle to eventual finalist David Ferrer.

Go on ahead to “29 Days ‘Til Cincy — Alizé Cornet”

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