Veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber hit out as his national media on Saturday in Dubai. The German told a press audience that in wake of the German glory years with Boris Becker, Michael Stich and Steffi Graf, it’s hard to get any credit in the country unless you are a Grand Slam champion.
“The German media is not very hard, but sometimes we wish we would get a little bit more credit for what we do. Those days [of Becker and Stich] are over and I also wish to be a superstar like Becker,” the 30-year-old Kohlschreiber told the Gulf News. “Obviously, I am not that good enough to win a Grand Slam but I think I still do a very good job to be the World No. 20. Sometimes it would be nice to get a bit more credit for this.”
Currently ranked No. 25, Kohlscreiber reached a career-high 16 in in 2012 the same year he made his best Slam result, a quarterfinal at Wimbledon.
The 7th-seeded German will open against De Bakker in Dubai.
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