Originally Posted by Bilbo
There are some talents, i.e. B. Becker, S. Greul and others. But they are 24+ years old. Unfortunately the German encouragement sucks ass. They have to assist these players earlier and better like they do in Russia etc. Bunch of wasted talents here.
Stay calm. Greul probably doesn't have much potential to move much higher in the rankings, but Becker does - he's been consistently rising in the rankings since he started playing futures about one year ago (he wasn't even ranked until last September). If he had been playing challengers and ATPs all this time, he'd have a higher ranking, it just takes some time to move up. He won't be a superstar but I could see him in the top 50.
Also, Germany does have some pretty talented youngsters - look out for Andreas Beck (20) and Mischa Zverev (just turned 19) who will probably be making themselves heard next year. Germany doesn't have the depth and breadth of prospects that some countries do, but there's some promise.