Olympic Games Bundesliga Gladbacher misplaced 1:5 in HTC TC Großhessellohe. Team supervisor Henrik Schmidt won’t be able to collect his “desired type” this time. Among the opponents, “former skilled” Philipp Kohlschreiber satisfied. The championship title is over.
Philipp Kohlschreiber introduced his retirement in mid-June. The Wimbledon Lawn Classic was to be his final event after 21 years as knowledgeable. After that it was over. However, there was a last-ditch rush; Kohlschreiber didn’t qualify for Wimbledon. Since then, the 38-year-old tennis player has unofficially retired from tennis. Because the Augsburger continues to play within the Bundesliga for TC Großhessellohe. And it has been extremely profitable: to this point Kohlschreiber hasn’t misplaced a single recreation this season; His document contains 5 doubles wins and 5 singles wins, together with two against HTC from Gladbach on Sunday.
Team boss Henrik Schmidt did not go to Munich in the very best of moods on the TK Grosselowe district within the Bavarian capital. The line-up was sophisticated this time, with Tallon Grikspur, Jiri Vesely and Andrej Martin, the three gamers initially scheduled for the sport, unavailable – Grikspur was sick, Vesely and Martin weren’t launched as a consequence of stories from others. tournaments. “We did not begin with the information we wished,” says Schmidt. What did not enhance: Groesselohe’s group was filled with high expertise.
The opening recreation between Jan-Lennard Struff and Robin Haas confirmed which means the match day would go. In the tip, the scoreboard was 6:2 and 6:1 clear for Struff. “Struf was extremely good. “Haas performed properly, however was despatched off,” says Schmidt. However, Albert Ramos then defeated the Czech Jiri Lehecka 6: 4 and 6: 4 within the group recreation at primary, a short-lived equalizer 1: 1 – and Gladbach’s solely victory of the day.
This time Czech Michael Vrbensky was fourth for GHTC who has been in good type of late. Vrbensky then obtained an early break against Josef Kovalik within the first set and had three extra break factors to make it 5-3, however he missed all of them. Kovalik secured the primary set with the rating of seven:5, and confirmed a simple recreation with the rating of 6:2 within the second set. Then there was a match between Kohlschreiber and Lukas Rosol from GHTC in singles: Kohlschreiber received the primary set 6:3 and the second in a tie-break with a rating of seven:6.
Now Kohlschreiber isn’t any stranger to Gladbach. From 2015 to 2019, he performed for GHTC, and since then they’re nonetheless buddies, says Schmidt. There was additionally time to speak extra concerning the match day in addition to the 2016 co-championship. “He is now coaching every single day like knowledgeable till the tip of the Bundesliga,” says Schmidt. Earlier within the 12 months, Kohlschreiber was additionally taken to a number of tournaments by GHTC coach Patrice Hopfe.
And in doubles, Kohlschreiber returned to the sphere as an opponent. Despite the 1:3 deficit after singles, Schmidt nonetheless had hope for some extent. After all, pairings turned out to be an amazing trump card for GHTC. But not on at the present time: Kohlschreiber and Leheka beat the GHTC doubles group of Tim Sandkaulen and Robin Haas 6-3, 6-2. A decisive fourth match level for TC Großhessellohe; the sport is solved. In the ultimate doubles, Rosol and Roman Djebavi battled to a tie-break against Struff and Jan Zielinski, however misplaced that recreation too, 3:6, 6:1, 9:11. “Overall, it was an honest loss. Grosselow fared higher. The results of 1:5 was too excessive,” says Schmidt.
In the desk, Gladbach slipped from second to sixth place, now with 7: 5 factors within the stability. “The championship was made for us,” mentioned Schmidt, who added: “But I mentioned at first of the season that I did not suppose we have been going to play for the championship. But after we have been second after 5 video games, clearly we wished to provide it a strive.” According to Schmidt, the brand new aim: fourth or fifth place.