Originally Posted by The Bulldog
I expected Meffert to win, but I'm surprised Martin, Gojowczyk and Mertl lost. And I'm not just saying that because they were the top four seeds. Teixeira shouldn't be beating Mertl indoors. I know Knittel has nice memories from this tournament, but Gojowczyk really ought to win this kind of match at this stage of his career. Cervenak is a better player than Martin, but Martin was in great form and having watched the match, should have won.
Knittel is quite solid and Gojowczyk is as erratic as they come, so I think it's a bad match-up. I do think Gojowczyk is the better player with greater potential, but him losing is always pretty likely.
Mertl is a senseless ball-basher and Teixeira is a cunning fighter, who is also the much more talented player. Mertl has some good weeks each year, but is crap for the rest.
Didn't watch the Cervenak match, but Pavol always does well in Germany and is the better player. I must say I did forget about Martin's run in Nouméa, but at the same time Nouméa has rarely been a good benchmark.
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