Borussia have pulled it off. In the final in Bamberg the German Champions defended their title, bringing home the national trophy to Düsseldorf for the 25th time. After 2 hours and 37 minutes, Borussia Düsseldorf had defeated the German Cup Winners, 1. FC Saarbrücken, 3:1.
Timo Boll, Christian Süß, Patrick Baum, János Jakab and Head Coach Danny Heister applauded on the court for minutes on end, demonstrating their appreciation to their fans, who in turn celebrated their team. “It is always a great feeling to win a title with the team”, commented a highly delighted Boll. In the Stechert Arena in front of around 1500 spectators, the top star was Borussia´s most successful player, not only recording two victories but also beating both Joao Monteiro and Bojan Tokic without dropping a game.
Christian Süß was also radiant with joy, having made a major contribution to Borussia´s success himself with his superior victory over the German Singles Champion Bastian Steger. “It was a difficult season. In January no one would have believed that we would succeed in winning two titles. However, we managed to get a grip of the situation just in time, putting our run of bad luck regarding injuries behind us.” The 26 year old is soon to marry his long standing partner Elke Schall and therefore will soon have even more reason for celebration.
“We had to overcome a number of hurdles this season. The fact that we have still managed to attain two titles almost means more to us than our triple victory last season.”
Head Coach Danny Heister had enormous respect for their opponent in the final. “Anything can happen in a final such as this one. The players know each other inside out from many joint training sessions and are aware of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. I am overjoyed that we have clinched the title.”
The results at a glance
Borussia Düsseldorf - 1. FC Saarbrücken TT 3:1
Timo Boll - Joao Monteiro 3:0 (8, 4, 9)
Patrick Baum - Bojan Tokic 2:3 (-7, 4, 6, -10, -7)
Christian Süß - Bastian Steger 3:1 (7, -11, 4, 5)
Timo Boll - Bojan Tokic 3:0 (9, 9, 10)