Germany’s Kohlschreiber ends career with defeat in Wimbledon qualis

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German tennis veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber has lost in the second round of Wimbledon qualifying and failed in his attempt to retire at the grass-court grand slam which begins next week. The 38-year-old has slipped to 230 in the world rankings which sent him into qualifying in Roehampton which he started with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Frenchman Grégoire Barrère on Monday. But Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin defeated him 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4 in 2 hours 18 minutes on Wednesday to bring down the curtain on his career before the main draw. Kohlschreiber won eight career titles and his best result at th…

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