Philipp Eberhard Hermann Kohlschreiber is a German professional tennis player. He was born on October 16, 1983 to father, Gerhard, and mother, Maria. His father used to operate a gas station, while his mother is a kindergarten teacher. Philipp began his tennis playing at a young age of four.
Philipp turned pro in 2001, but he has already been playing in big events for a few years already. Like in 1998, when he was still 14 years old, he played doubles in Oberstaufen Challenger. In 1999, at 15, he earned his first ATP point by reaching all the way to 2nd RD at Germany Futures event. By 2002, he debuted at the ATP Masters Series at Hamburg. He also represented Germany in the World Team Cup in the same year.
In 2004, Philipp finished in Top 100 for the very first time in his career. He also reached his first career ATP QF in Auckland, winning over Horna and Gaudio before losing to Hrbaty. By 2005, he played in all of the Grand Slams for the first time, achieving his personal-best 4th RD while playing at the Australian Open. He then went on to achieve his career-high rank at No. 61. In the doubles category, he also won his first career ATP title at Ho Chi Minh with his partner, Burgsmulller.
Kohlschreiber has had some struggles through the years, although he was able to reach the quarterfinals at Monte Carlo and Canada Masters in 2010. He performed well in several smaller events, but has generally struggled in terms of his Grand Slam performance.
By 2017, Kohlschreiber marked his 400 victory, and had his best Grand Slam result since having great performance in 2014.