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Kohlschreiber Hits Slopes To Announce Kitzbuhel Participation

Kitzbühel, Austria

Kohlschreiber© GEPA PicturesKohlschreiber hit the ski slopes in Kitzbuhel.

World No. 19 Philipp Kohlschreiber has traded 200 kph aces in exchange for 140 kph races.

Following a third-round showing at the Australian Open, the German left the sunshine of Melbourne behind to change scenery in snowy Kitzbühel. Kohlschreiber hit the slopes at the renowned Hahnenkamm mountain ahead of this weekend’s Alpine Ski World Cup event, which features the exciting downhill race, the Hahnenkammrennen.

“It is always exciting to see what other athletes achieve in other sports,” Kohlschreiber said. “It is very interesting for me to see that live here in Kitzbühel and I must admit, that at the difficult sections of the slope, ‘Mausefalle’ and ‘Hausbergkannte’, I was really nervous. To play tennis in Kitzbühel is a lot better for me.”

Kohlschreiber and top-ranked Austrian Jurgen Melzer have committed to play at the bet-at-home Cup 2013 Kitzbühel this July. Kohlschreiber finished runner-up to defending champion Robin Haase at the ATP World 250 clay-court event in 2012.

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