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A bad-tempered Andy Roddick loses in the first round of the Western & Southern Open.

An unhappy Andy Roddick in Cincinnati

Roddick was docked a point, giving his opponent a 2-0 lead in the third set, as Kohlschreiber won 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 6-1. Roddick, who had already been warned for slamming his racquet to the ground, was docked the point for hitting a ball into the stands in Cincinnati. Roddick admitted he had lost his cool but insisted the umpire had over-reacted. “Obviously it’s a split second thing, as soon as I did it I wanted it back,” said the American, who is battling back to full fitness after injury. “It was a judgment call for the umpire. I am pretty sure I saw an eight-year-old girl catch it on the way down. He was telling me I hit it as hard as I could. “It just sucks. I can’t blame him, but I’m sitting here turning a six-week injury into a three-week injury, rehabbing eight hours a day, and a split second decision he interjects himself and it’s done.

“I think he did the right thing, but it’s tough to call,” Kohlschreiber said of the umpire’s decision to dock Roddick a point. “I tried to stay calm. I thought, hopefully he’s not playing his best tennis now because he’s so pumped.” “I understand where the umpire is coming from but at a certain point, you know, you hit a tennis ball into a stadium, someone goes home with a souvenir, and it pretty much ruins the match from there. Seems counterproductive.”




#4 seed Soderling eliminated by Kholschreiber.

Robin Soderling became the highest seeded casualty at the Indian Wells Masters when he was upset 7-6(8) 6-4 by Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round. Fourth-seeded Soderling, the hottest player on the ATP Tour this year with three titles to his name, appeared to struggle with an ankle injury before being eliminated in a match lasting one hour 37 minutes. The Swede lost the opening set tiebreaker 10-8 and was then broken by Kohlschreiber in the decisive 10th game of the second set to suffer just his second loss in 21 matches this year. Kohlschreiber, seeded 32nd, has always proven a handful for the Swede, who has now lost four of their five career meetings.

The premature departure of Soderling followed the early exits by fifth seed Andy Murray of Britain, sixth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer and defending champion Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia in the second round on Saturday.


Monfils wins his 2nd. title after 4 years.

monfils2Top-seeded Gael Monfils has won his second career ATP Tour title, taking the Open de Moselle final 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-2 over Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.

Monfils served 14 aces and broke the 23rd-ranked Kohlschreiber twice in the last set before closing out the match in 2 hours, 13 minutes on Sunday. The Frenchman had won their previous encounter last year in Vienna.

Monfils reached the fourth round at this year’s U.S. Open. His first ATP victory came at Sopot, Poland, in 2005


2 seeds gone on day one at Gstaad.

Philipp-Kohlschreiber-Australian-Open-2009-rd_1813987Second seed Philipp Kohlschreiber was a surprise casualty in the first round of the Allianz Suisse Open on Monday.

The in-form German was crushed 6-4 6-0 by Victor Crivoi in Gstaad as the Romanian set up a meeting with Teimuraz Gabashvili.

Crivoi broke serve in the opening game and never relinquished the lead. That break proved enough to take the first set and he then raced through the second to win in just 64 minutes.

Seventh seed Feliciano Lopez also bowed out, although his 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 loss to fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez was less of a surprise given his penchant for faster surfaces.

Third seed Igor Andreev had no such problems, seeing off Diego Junqueira 7-5 6-4 in his opener. Andreev, twice a finalist here, will now play Jan Hernych, another winner on Monday.

Local hero Stanislas Wawrinka is the top seed in Gstaad. he gets his campaign under way on Tuesday against qualifier Federico Del Bonis.

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