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German men team with only six players in Paris


Seven places are available for Germany’s men, but only six athletes will participate in the World Championships in Paris after the cancellation of Christian SUSS due the injury. That’s what the German coaches’ team with men’s head coach Jörg ROSSKOPF, his

Seven places are available for Germany’s men, but only six athletes will participate in the World Championships in Paris after the cancellation of Christian SUSS due the injury. That’s what the German coaches’ team with men’s head coach Jörg ROSSKOPF, his assistant ZHU Xiaoyong and DTTB Sports Director Dirk SCHIMMELPFENNIG decided after a training camp in Düsseldorf last week and last weekend’s Bundesleague matches.

“You must fight for being in the line-up at World Championships, practice hard and deliver good international results”, says Jörg ROSSKOPF. “My players must be ready to perform well at the WTTC in May.” A hot favorite for position 7 has been Ruwen FILUS. The defensive player, quarter-finalist of the 2009 European Championships and current number 77 of the world ranking, has been suffering from back problems for some months and therefore lacks training and international tournaments. “I expect more from my national team players than from other pros.”

Christian SUSS who participated in World Championships nine times so far will undergo a knee surgery to repair cartilage damage on Wednesday and will probably have to pause for six months.

German line-up at the World Championships in Paris
MEN:
Timo BOLL (Borussia Düsseldorf), world ranking: 5
Participations in World Championships: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012. Competition in Paris: singles
Dimitrij OVTCHAROV (Fakel Orenburg, Russia), world ranking: 7
Participations in World Championships: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Competition in Paris: singles
Bastian STEGER (1. FC Saarbrücken TT), world ranking: 26
Participations in World Championships: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Competitions in Paris: singles, doubles
Patrick BAUM (Borussia Düsseldorf), world ranking: 32
Participations in World Championships: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Competitions in Paris: singles, doubles
Patrick FRANZISKA (TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell), world ranking: 45
Participations in World Championships: — Competitions in Paris: singles, doubles, mixed doubles
Steffen MENGEL (TTC matec Frickenhausen), world ranking: 159
Participations in World Championships: — Competitions in Paris: singles, doubles, mixed doubles
Double: BAUM/STEGER, FRANZISKA/MENGEL

Women
WU Jiaduo (FSV Kroppach), world ranking: 30
Participations in World Championships: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Competitions in Paris: singles, doubles
Petrissa SOLJA (Linz AG Froschberg, Austria), world ranking: 50
Participations in World Championships: — Competitions in Paris: singles, doubles, mixed doubles
Kristin SILBEREISEN (FSV Kroppach), world ranking: 53
Participations in World Championships: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Competitions in Paris: singles, doubles
Irene IVANCAN (ttc berlin eastside), world ranking: 54
Participations in World Championships: 2005, 2012. Competitions in Paris: singles, doubles
ZHENQI Barthel (TTG Bingen/Münster-Sarmsheim), world ranking: 66
Participations in World Championships: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012. Competitions in Paris: singles, doubles
Sabine WINTER (SV DJK Kolbermoor), world ranking: 132
Participations in World Championships: 2010, 2011, 2012. Competitions in Paris: doubles, mixed doubles
Doubles: SILBEREISEN/WU, BARTHEL/IVANCAN, SOLJA/WINTER
Mixed doubles: FRANZISKA/SOLJA, MENGEL/WINTER

Simone HINZ, courtesy DTTB

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