Philipp Kohlschreiber explained in press conference at Hamburg on Saturday why he retired to his compatriot Florian Mayer when he had won the first set 6-4 and Mayer was leading 3-2 in the second set. At one point Kohlschreiber suddenly retired and broke his racket.
'In the last matches, my muscles were very strict. Looking at the Image, I wasn't hurting, but it was just too Dangerous to keep playing. At the moment my appearance in Kitzbuhel is uncertain. I will speak about it with doctors', the World No.
'It was a great week here. Unfortunately I have to go home again being injured. Now I will have to be careful and see what next days will bring me. In the last weeks or months my body didn't allow me to do what I wanted to, and I lost matches.' Kohlschreiber is still committed to play Rogers Cup qualies in Montreal and Cincinnati.
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