That Philipp Kohschreiber would lose his first match in Marrakech after that heartbreaking Davis Cup loss Sunday wasn’t a shock.
But to a player ranked No. 617, a local wild card?
But every tennis player has a story and 33-year-old Lamine Ouahab, the author of the upset, certainly does.
Ouahab’s career high of No. 114 came in 2009. The native Algerian’s only ATP appearances since 2014 have come at this event, from 2014-16.
But he’s a former No. 4 junior (2002 Wimbledon junior finalist, beating some kid named Nadal in the semis). His challenging road was well-told in this Sports 360 piece.