MUNICH, January 24, 2018
Organizers of the BMW Open by FWU announced on Tuesday that local favourite Philipp Kohlschreiber will return to the ATP 250 event, which will be held from 30 April to 6 May 2018 at the venue of the MTTC Iphitos.
“The BMW Open are my home tournament. It is almost becoming natural that I will compete here. I am always happy to play in Munich, as this my favourite tournament on the tour. I won three titles here. As a player, you simply know what to expect: great spectators and a very well organized event,” Kohlschreiber is looking forward to the tournament’s 103rd edition.
The International Tennis Championships of Bavaria was first held in 1900, but the BMW Open by FWU was first staged at Munich’s Iphitos Tennis Club in 1974. Germans have won the title six times since then.
The 34-year-old Augsburg native hoisted the singles trophy here in 2007, 2012 and 2016. “I enjoy playing at altitude. You are very close to the fans and the organization is perfect,” Kohlschreiber pointed out.
The BMW Open by FWU is the first of four German tournaments on the season’s ATP World Tour calendar. Players await a new record prize money of €561,345 this year.
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