Borussia Dusseldorf clinched the title againPhoto: Marco STEINBRENNER
Borussia Dusseldorf came one step closer to the triple - crown. After they clinched the German Cup Trophy in December last year, the team led by Timo BOLL defended their Bundesliga title in the Frankfurt Fraport Arena today. In the re-run of last year's final, in front of 3200 spectators, they beat TTC Fulda-RhönSprudel Maberzell - 3:1. The only title still missing is the one in European Champions League. This Friday (29 May) in Orenburg they will have the opportunity to unified all big trophies in same season.
Borussia Dusseldorf had a shaky start. Surprisingly Patrick FRANZISKA lost his match against Christian SUSS in straight games. SUSS even forced his long time doubles partner Timo BOLL to go full distance.
It was the last match for 29-years old SUSS who announced few weeks ago that he will retire after the TTBL final due the health reasons.
TTC RhönSprudel Fulda- Maberzell - Borussia Dusseldorf 1:3
Christian SUSS - Patrick FRANZISKA 3:0 (11:4, 11:8, 11:7)
WANG Xi - Timo BOLL 0:3 (5:11, 9:11, 4:11)
Ruwen FILUS - Panagiotis GIONIS 1:3 (12:10, 6:11, 5:11, 6:11)
Christian SUSS - Timo BOLL 2:3 (12:10, 11:9, 2:11, 7:11, 5:11)