In contrast, the two Germans were on the pitch together for the first time two days ago. Nevertheless, the German team was characterised from the very beginning by a great deal of security and blind understanding of each other's game. "At some point, the Polish realised there was no way to win this match. You could also see that in their body language," said the head of the German delegation David Storek. John and Stadie also profited from the atmosphere, the 300 fans created on the Center Court.
The Germans are confident about the upcoming games. "In my opinion there are no obvious favourites. With such a performance we can keep up with everyone," Stadie said.
In the second game with German participation, the twins David and Bennet Poniewaz beat Pablo Prieto and Ignazio Zavala from Chile (21:10; 21:12). On the Center Court, the two men from Kiel gave their opponents no chance. As a result both German men's teams will advance to the quarter-finals. Their goals? "We want to get as far as possible - and win a medal at the end," explains Bennet Poniewaz.
The first German women's team had to leave the tournament due to an injury. Leonie Klinke, Leonie Körtzinger's partner, suffered a strain in her right thigh against Poland. According to David Storek, 20-year-old Leonie Klinke will be ready to play the U22 European Championship in Riga (Estonia) in two weeks time.
The remaining German women's team Julika Hoffmann and Lisa-Sophie Kotzan played both Norwegian teams fighting for rank 17 today. In the morning they defeated Johanne Live Fossdal Lunde and Margrethe Skjelbred from Norway in three sets (26:24, 19:21, 15:12). "It wasn't our best game, but we did what we set out to do. Our goal is to win the last games," said Kotzan after the game. Also in the afternoon the duo won against the second Norwegian team (Sunniva Helland-Hansen/Katinka Kahn) with a score of 2:1 (21:18, 15:21, 12:15). The final for the 17th rank will be held on 12th of July at 1:10 PM.