MUNICH, April 27, 2018
The sun was shining from the sky when Philipp Kohlschreiber completed a practice session on the court right in front of the MTTC Iphitos clubhouse against Yannick Hanfmann. Afterwards the three-time BMW Open by FWU champion came to a media session in the Sky Lounge of the tournament presenter FWU and was in a good mood:
“I started playing in the second Bundesliga and met the first international tennis players here, which was a great experience. From then on the BMW Open by FWU have always been a part of my career. I won my first ATP World Tour title here and finished runner-up five times. I’m enthusiastic about cars and here is the chance to win one, so it’s just great to be here every year,” Kohlschreiber told on Friday afternoon.
“I have a lot of good memories of Munich, I have often been in the final and have been allowed to win here a few times. Of course I would like to repeat that.”
Kohlschreiber: “Davis Cup Niederlage ist immer noch schmerzhaft. Ich muss weiter an mir arbeiten. Fühle mich aber gut und hoffe lange hier im Turnier bleiben zu können.“ #BMWOpenbyFWU pic.twitter.com/41XMtHamct
— Florian Heer (@Florian_Heer) 27. April 2018
Wild Cards for Hanfmann and Ruud
The organizers of the ATP 250 event also announced that Yannick Hanfmann and #NextGenATP Norwegian Casper Ruud receive a wild card into the main draw.
Defending champion and World No. 3 Alexander Zverev arrived in Munich on Thursday evening and is happy to be back on home soil.
„I‘m feeling very good and I‘m happy to be back in Germany. Even the weather should be good, finally no snow forecasted,” Zverev joked.