With a flourish, the tennis player, is hardly the Sunny weather is over, under the roof saved. At the Berlin Invitational tournament, the protagonists of the Corona-pandemic paralyzed industry have found shelter in a former aircraft shed. At the beginning of the week, you recorded the Steffi-Graf-stadium in Grunewald, this weekend you decide your tournament in Hangar 6 of the former Tempelhof airport in the South of the city.
a correspondent for sports in Berlin.F. A. Z.
Because Dominic Thiem, the world ranking third from Austria, on Wednesday due to heavy rain seven hours had to wait, in the final of the three-day competition on grass and under the open sky, the number eight in the world, the Italians Matteo Berrettini, defeat (6:7, 6:4 and 10:8), installed the organizer of the final of the women two days and almost ten kilometers as the crow flies on the former Airport, where it should go.Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic was subject to the dry, hard place there in the world, ranked Fourth Elina Svitolina from the Ukraine 6:3, 1:6 and 5:10.
The backdrop has changed dramatically. Instead of the picturesque Grunewald lake, as it was to see him at the beginning of the week by the Centre Court, has ascended to the Tempelhofer run-up to a so-called raisin bomber, a Douglas C-54 Skymaster, one of the many planes in which the allied forces during the eleven-month Berlin Blockade provided by the Soviet Union, the population of West Berlin with briquettes and food and over the Winter 1948/49 brought.
Here could decide Tommy Haas, German Tennis duel with Jan-Lennard Struff on Friday for himself. The 42-year-old former professional defeated the twelve years younger Sauerland with 7:6 (7:5), 7:6 (7:3). Haas had lost 2017 in his last Match as a professional in Kitzbühel against the German number two. In the semi-finals this Saturday (beginning at 12: 00/Eurosport/Servus TV) hits Haas in the Austrian Dominic Thiem. The world ranking third, had won the first event on grass in the Steff-Graf-Stadion.Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 12:19