Istanbul: Philipp Loses in 2nd Round12.09.13
Philipp was beaten 6-1 6-4 by Mikhail Kukushkin in the second round of the men's singles event at the Istanbul Cheallenger on Thursday. The match lasted one hour and 18 minutes.
Match statistics: aces (2-1), double faults (2-0), serve points won (47%-62%), break points won (1/6-5/7), total points won (48-64).
In doubles play, Philipp and Austrian Martin Fischer are through to the semifinals after beating Uladzimir Ignatik and Illya Marchenko in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 10-3. Their next opponents will be James Cluskey and Adrian Menendez.