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

“Chaleco Blanco!” Cuevas Keeps a “Clean Sheet”

This is the point of no return: after Philipp Kohlschreiber’s defeat against Rezo Olivo, Pablo Cuevas from Uruguay is the new tournament favourite number one. The current number 25 of the world still hasn’t lost a single set. Also Martin Klizan presents himself with a lot of confidence, while Stephane Robert and Renzo Olivo both … Continued

Underdogs on the Fast Track

This year, the bell seems to toll for the underdogs at Hamburg Rothenbaum! The first-round defeats of two of the favourites, Alexander Zverev and Benoit Paire, opened unexpected possibilities for some of the underdogs to make it to the quarters of the long-standing tennis tournament. The first to seize the moment was the French player, … Continued