Mayer beats Mayer – “Leo” reigns at Hamburg Rothenbaum!

What a crazy story: last Sunday, the Argentinean Leonardo Mayer was perceived as being on his departure form Hamburg after he lost the quali final against the 16-year old Rudi Molleker. And now, exactly one week later, after his 6-4, 4-6 and 6-4 victory, “Leo” held up the German Open trophy 2017. The final between … Continued

That’s it! First German semi-final since 1992

It was kind of symbolic: shortly after Philipp Kohlschreiber threw his arms up in the air, he tapped his head with his racket twice. Why? Because his quarter-final victory against the Argentinean Nicolas Kicker was a mere mental issue. It took the German two and a half hours to close the match. Kohlschreiber’s use of … Continued

Kohlschreiber not outfaced, Struff didn’t use his chances

The dream of a German tournament winner lives on! Thanks to a good performance, Philipp Kohlschreiber followed Florian Mayer into the quarter finals of the German Open 2017. While Kohlschreiber won his rubber against Gilles Simon in three sets, Jan-Lennard Struff blew his big chance. The 5000 spectators on the “Centre Court of the World” … Continued

Hamburg says “Bye Tommy”

Tommy Haas ended his last tournament on German soil with a first-round defeat. At the end of his 20-year career at Rothenbaum, Tommy lost to the Argentinean Nicolas Kicker with 7-5 and 6-1 and had to bid farewell to the fans in his native Hamburg. Somehow the weather matched the sad occasion. While the rain … Continued

Three German Victories at the Beginning of Rothenbaum

On the first day of the German Open 2017, Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, Florian Mayer and Jan-Lennard Struff, three German bearers of hope, ensured positive headlines. The relief was writ large in Cedrik-Marcel Stebe’s face. After his two-set victory against Damir Dzumhur, he threw his arms in the air and savoured the moment. Comprehensible, considering his past. … Continued

Martin “Klizko” Klizan’s Triumph in Hamburg Rothenbaum

Martin Klizan form Slovakia is the big winner of the German Open 2016! The number seven seed, Klizan, didn’t really give his favoured opponent, the clay court specialist from Uruguay, any chance and wrapped up the rubber in straight sets 6-1 and 6-4 after merely 59 minutes. For the 27-year old from Bratislava a childhood … Continued

Kontinen/Peers are – New Double Kings at Rothenbaum

That was really really fun! In the final of the doubles competition, Henri Kontinen/John Peers (FIN/AUS) and Daniel Nestor/Aisam-Ul-Haq (CAN/PAK) presented the spectators on the “Centre Court of the World” with a truly awesome tennis show. After 68 minutes, the duo, Kontinen/Peers was finally crowned as the best pairing of the German Open 2016, winning … Continued

Favourites Do Not Show Any Weakness

In the first days of the German Open 2016, the top seeded players were defeated one after the other. Now, two of the seeded pros made it to the final thanks to being on their best on the semi-final day on Saturday. Thus, Pablo Cueavas will encounter Martin Klizan in the big final today. Pablo … Continued