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Roddick loses cool in shock exit to Kohlschreiber

August 16, 2011 11:04 IST

An angry and frustrated Andy Roddick crashed out of the Cincinnati Open in the first round on Monday after suffering a three-set loss to 47th-ranked German Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Kohlschreiber advanced with a 6-7, 7-5, 6-1 victory but Roddick left the court complaining to the umpire after a bad-tempered display where he lost his cool.

Andy Roddick returns a shot to Philipp KohlschreiberRoddick was given a warning after throwing down his racket after losing the second set and whacked the ball high into the stands after double-faulting in the third set's second game.

The American was handed a penalty point for the incident, which gave the break to Kohlschreiber and Roddick, making frequent comments to the umpire, never regained his composure.

Rather than celebrate, Kohlschreiber left the court shaking his head at the scene while Roddick was left with a disappointing defeat to contemplate ahead of the U.S. Open that starts in a fortnight.

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