Originally Posted by Mae
Well at least I hope his wrist will be well by that time and that he can play
And it would be nice for him to win in his own country
Yes, such a tournament win at home would be very nice, would be worth a lot because Germany does not have many tournament champions that win at German tournaments. There was Tommy with Stuttgart Indoors in 2001, then before it was Kiwi in Halle 1999. And that was for the current generation, right? Or did I forget somebody?
And BTW, I think I mentioned it already some time ago here, but Michael Stich was the last German winner at the BMW Open in Munich. He was my former favourite player of all when I discovered tennis in the early 90s as a great sports. Stich won 1994 in Munich and he won also all the other tournaments that Germany hosted at this time. And this was a very big deal
because it involved 8 different tournament, and things like the Compaq Grand Slam Cup (does not exist anymore today, but was a top competition), Singles Championships (today known as Masters Cup) and tournaments played on many different surfaces, like grass, indoor hardcourt or clay. Even Becker could only dream of what Stich won at German tournaments. Damn, these were great times, now people have to wait for years until another German tennis player is winning at an home event...