they should have chosen Braasch
This should be an interesting tie.
For Israel, I guess Levy and Okun will play singles and Erlich/Ram in doubles.
Germany, it's much more complicated.
Who will play singles? I have no idea.
Schüttler is in terrible form, and most of his DC-performances haven't been convincing.
Kiefer has had the best results recently, but he's totally unreliable, especially in DC where he has an awful record.
Haas is just coming back from injury and has only had one decent tournament. However he has been the best DC player by far in recent years.
And in doubles? No idea either.
Kiefer/Schüttler have played a few times, with mixed success.
Haas has had a few wins too.
Waske has won some challengers in doubles recently, but that doesn't mean much.
If Israel wins one match on the opening day they will have a great chance. They should win the doubles with the good team Erlich/Ram and then who knows.