Many people have been speaking about German tennis lately. But since Stefanie Graf, Michael Stich and Boris Becker, no other German player has really been able to follow in their footsteps. However, being a German coach and player myself, in my eyes this is not the case. There are good German players out there, but tennis has become so much more physical than ever and now there is a big difference between “good” and “very good” players, and good doesn’t always correlate to winning a grand slam.
Take a look at the top German tennis players right now.
German men’s top 100:
- Tommy Haas
- Philipp Kohlschreiber
- Daniel Brands
- Tobias Kamke
- Benjamin Becker
German women’s top 100:
- Sabine Lisicki
- Mona Barthel
- Julia Goerges
- Annika Beck
The last German woman standing in the Wimbledon draw is Sabine Lisicki.
Sabine Lisicki bases her training out of the IMG academy in Bradenton, Florida and has a good team around her. Her father, Richard, has been traveling with her for years and supported her wherever he could. Barabara Rittner, the German fed cup captain, is always supporting her German players, whenever she gets a chance she is there for them in every single way. Wim Fissette, who used to travel with Kim Clijsters, has now been with Sabine for quite some time. Wim knows how to make a player feel good and prepare him/her for a big match and especially for a big tournament.
Sabine’s win over Serena Williams from Monday obviously has created a lot of press. Luckily, she was able to follow it up with another good performance today against Kaya Kanepi. And this means she is through to the semifinals of Wimbledon.
Let’s see how far Sabine will make it in the end — with her game and the way she has been playing at the All England Club, she will be tough to beat but has a hard semi-final match against Aggie Radwanska.
What do you guys think? Who’s your pick to win it all?
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