That's only a number. Doesn't guarantee anything, especially because they are not better than the Germans.
Is that a photoshop or was Kiefer really in a Bloomberg show?
Krefeld? The atmosphere probably won't be as great as in Halle last year (at least at the beginning), but maybe the team will make up for it by doing the nearly impossible. There shouldn't be too many free seats since the Krefeld stadion will only have 4.600 seats (Halle had more than 11.000 IIRC).
With Germany playing on HC, we really need Kiefer. If Kiefer isn't ready, then possibly Becker. Mayer would have been a good option on clay. Maybe Waske will get us one point in the doubles.
Oh well, we'll see how they'll fare in the Aussie Open.