2016-06-07 20:03:00 CET
Rollercoaster day of qualification for German duo
Without a shadow of a doubt the story of the day on day one of the smart Major Hamburg belongs to Hamburg’s Lorenz Schümann and Julius Thole.
The pair woke up this morning not even expecting to be competing and only entered qualification due to a drop out – but after two stunning, unexpected victories they are dreaming of causing an even bigger upset in the Pool Play.
So after two epic back-to-back wins, roared on by a passionate home crowd, attention on Wednesday will turn to one of the best teams in the world…Reinder Nummerdor and Christiaan Varenhorst of the Netherlands.
“For now we’ll look back of how we made it through against the good teams and then try and play our best and with courage on Wednesday,” Lorenz told us afterwards.
The Germans thought they would face Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt in the pool play – Alison even took in the German pair’s first qualification match against Turkish team Murat Giginoglu and Volkan Gögtepe.
“He must have known!” joked Julius, not knowing at the time they would be seeded 31st and not 32nd. “He is such a great role model, and they are such a good team. We’re looking forward to play them but they have to beat us!
“We don’t have any pressure on us, we’ll relax but concentrate and focus. Every team knows they’ll have to beat us…we’ll see!
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