That's a asshole choice
they select exactly the hardcourt surface which takes Nadal's topspins the most
result: Spain 4-1
Not long ago I remember that you complained that Germany focused too much on weakening the opponent with the choice of surface instead of playing to their own strengths. Now they finally play on Rebound Ace, a surface where almost all German players had their biggest success of their careers (like Kiefer, Haas, Kohlschreiber, even Schüttler if he played) and it's still not right for you
Okay, I don't wanna say that Germany always chose the best possible surface in the last few years, but this time it seems to be a good one if they can't play on grass.