Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Under the blue sky
Re: The Rainer Schuettler Cheering Thread
And from the official Stuttgart site
Tennis Experts Visit Mercedes-AMG: Schüttler and Youzhny Visit Car Manufacturers' Family Day
During the coming week they will both have the same aim: Rainer Schüttler, No. 8 in the world rankings and best German player at present, and Mikhail Youzhny, the winner of the 2002 MercedesCup, don't just want to win the MercedesCup trophy - they would also like the keys for a brand new Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 compressor. The two tennis players got into the right mood on qualifying Sunday by taking a good look at automotive highlights with a star. At Mercedes-AMG Family Day for employees, both Schüttler and Youzhny tried out, among others, the Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG safety car used in the 2003 Formula One.
Even the drive from Stuttgart Weissenhof to Affalterbach was a great experience for the top tennis stars. Both Schüttler and Youzhny were able to drive the Mercedes-Benz S 55 AMG along the motorway themselves and were absolutely thrilled by the car. "I am a great car fan and love driving. And I also like driving fast cars," admitted Schüttler. "But of course, I do pay attention to the rules of the road." He made no attempt to conceal his ambition of becoming the proud owner of a Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Compressor this Sunday. But he certainly does not just want to win because of the car as he would really like to win his first big tournament in Germany explained Schüttler. "But if I do win the tournament and win the car, then I will be only too happy to drive home with the Mercedes."