damn, so Rainer is ill as well. OMG
He already wasn't completely healthy during the Canada and Cincinnati TMS, and now he finally completely collapsed and must take a break of at least 1 week.
The team looks really bad now, I hope Mayer is ready for this big test.
Dominik Hrbaty (very good season, top 20, good US Open)
Karol Kucera (lacks form, but very experienced, can step it up when playing Davis Cup)
Karol Beck (good US Open)
Mayer (new to Davis Cup)
Kohlschreiber (new to Davis Cup)
Waske (no singles player)
Haas (all hopes in singles and doubles (?!) rely on him, ranked #32, ranking-wise the best German player)
Kiefer and Schüttler OUT
and Slovakia is with the best team they have