Member Associations | 9 Mar 2015
Timo BOLL rewrites the history books
Timo BOLL broke the record at the 83rd National Championships in Germany. In front of 3,000 spectators at the Chemnitz Arena, on his 34th birthday, BOLL clinched the 10th title in his career. BOLL is now alone on the list above Eberhard SCHOLER and Conny
Timo BOLL broke the record at the 83rd National Championships in Germany. In front of 3,000 spectators at the Chemnitz Arena, on his 34th birthday, BOLL clinched the 10th title in his career. BOLL is now alone on the list above Eberhard SCHOLER and Conny FREUNDORFER, both who won nine times.
BOLL’s success in the Chemnitz Arena has a historical dimension. So far BOLL is the Olympic and World Championships medalist, two-time World Cup winner, former world number one, record time European champions, China’s nightmare, king of the Continent – now with OVTCHAROV – and master in all classes with his Borussia Düsseldorf.
“I’m happy for Timo, and I say this without any personal sorrow,” Eberhard SCHÖLER comments the changes at the all-time list. “He is a model of sportsmanship, and the same goes for the entire German national team.” Hans Wilhelm GAB adds: “The tenth title for Timo BOLL is the confirmation that he is the best German player in front of Eberhard SCHOLER, Jörg ROSSKOPF and Conny FREUNDORFER ”, said the DTTB Honorary President, who congratulated first.
“Timo is the most distinguished representatives of our sport. He is not only ambassadors for our sport, but the entire German sport.” After the final BOLL looked very relieved. “I am happy that I won this title. Ruwen has made it hard for me in the final. It would have been a bitter pill when I had lost the final on my birthday.”
National coach Jörg ROSSKOPF, himself eight times national champion, said: ”With its tenth singles title Timo has set another milestone in his career.”
Ruwen FILUS: “I am very happy with my performance at the championships and am really happy about the silver medal. Many thanks also to the audience that has supported me so much.”
Petrissa SOLJA clinched her first ever title of national senior champion. She also won gold in doubles with Sabine WINTER to become the most successful competitor last weekend. Steffen MENGEL and Benedict DUDA clinched gold in Men’s Doubles Event. “This title means a lot to me. To win the final of the national championships is something very special. That does not make so many players, and I have now succeeded in the age of 20.”
Men’s Singles - Semifinal: BOLL – FRANZISKA 4:0 (-6,-7,-8,-6); FILUS – MENGEL 4:3 (12,-7,9,-5,7,-7,10). Final: BOLL – FILUS 4:2 (3,-5,-9,3,5,1)
Women’s Singles - Semifinal: WU Jiaduo – WINTER 3:4 (8,-9,15,-9,-11,-6); SOLJA – SILBEREISEN 4:1 (-5,12,10,11,8). Final: WINTER – SOLJA 1:4 (-8,-12,10,-4,-3)
Men’s Doubles - Semi final: FRANZISKA/FLORITZ – MENGEL/DUDA 2:4 (-5,-10,9,-9,-9); ORT/QIU – FILUS/WALTHER (10,-8,-8,7,-5,6,7). Final: MENGEL/DUDA – FILUS/WALTHER 4:2 (-6,-7,9,3,9,9)
Women’s Doubles - Semifinal: WU/SILBEREISEN – OBST/MATZKE 4:0 (4,3,3,6); WINTER/SOLJA – KRÄMER/BOLLMEIER 4:3 (-8,10,-5,5,3,-5,5). Final: WINTER/SOLJA – WU/SILBEREISEN 4:2 (3,-5,-4,8,9,5)