In this Master’U BNP Paribas, Team Germany was afraid of two opponents: USA and France. If they progress to the semi finals, the Germans will face one of these teams. Before that, Captain Uwe Scholz’s team must defeat Belgium in quarter finals, like they did last year. An affordable stage for a steadily increasing group. The coach’s view on the team:
«She is the only left-handed of the team she reached for the first time. I expect her a lot, on women’s doubles, her speciality.»
«Julia is Miss Spontaneous. Last year, we had a last-minute injured player, I chose Jil. She was ready in two days. She is a true team player»
«She is a very motivated warrior. Very strong, she always give 100 per cent.»
« The newcomer, I didn’t know him before »
«He is the brain. He is very calm but gives the best when he needs to.»
«Mister Madness, he is full of energy ! He loves this tournament, since he came last year».
The player to watch out for
Until two years ago, Demian Raab had been dreaming of becoming a tennis pro player, like Roger Federer, his idol. He was one of the most German hopefuls, but the young Hamburger had a severe wound, which forced him to stop his career. Despite his injury, he still has a brilliant level. With a very comfortable backhand, wherever he plays, he is a very clever player. With his energy, he will motivate the whole team to go as far as possible in the competition.
Roxanne Lacuska et Clément Commolet