Well, like i already said, i missed a Daniel Brands cheering thread here because in my opinion, he might be one of germans most talented players. He shows good skills and of course, with his 2.00m height, an incredible service.
From January to last week he increased his ATP Ranking from 526 to 249....
I saw him last year losing vs Berrer... think it was 26 67 or something like that. Wasn't really a good match, maybe because there were a few rain delays.
But he won the 2nd round in Kyoto in 3 sets against a japanese wildcard to join quarterfinals. there he will meet yen-hsun lu, surely a stronger opponent..
Louk Sorensen - Michael Berrer - Philipp Kohlschreiber
1R Daniel Brands GER  def. Pablo Santos ESP 63 62
2R Daniel Brands GER  def. Marko Tkalec SLO 76 67 64
QF Daniel Brands GER  def. Nicolas Todero ARG 61 63
SF Daniel Brands GER  def. Victor Crivoi ROU  75 61
F Daniel Brands GER  def. Daniel Munoz - De La Nava ESP  64 76
1st round: Brands def. Simon Stadler (GER) 75 63
2nd round: Brands def. Pere Riba Madrid (ESP) 63 ret.
QF: Brands def. Konstantinos Economidis (GRE) 75 57 63
SF: Brands lost to D. Munoz de la Nava (ESP) 26 67 (6)