Re: Yahoo names Lisicki/Kohlschreiber für Hopman Cup 2010
We don´t know about the off-court circumstances too
The match vs. Kazachstan, Germany was the only team of the 4 teams who could not make it to the finals anyway
Therefore, Kazachstan would have been highly motivated
Concernin the German team, might have been Kohlschreiber gave up due to poor form and wasn´t that off-court super-combination with Sabine
If this resulted in some off-court distance between the 2 (not argument, but just distancing from one another), this might have resulted in some sort of disappointment for Sabine too who had some very fond memories from last year with Kiwi
I don´t think Kohlschreiber is a) famous as a character for fans and b) famous for this willingness to hang in when a match is in balance of winning or losing it. Therefore, might have been the wrong choice after that hell of a loss against Murray and that loss in mixed was a logical result
I´m disappointed about their performance just simply for the reason of a re-invitation. Last year, they pretty much had a shot at and, possibly, in the finals. Sabine had a breakthrough regarding fans there with her positive attitude and image, but this year, nobody cared for Germany due to not having a chance for achieving anything result-wise (all mixed lost). I´ve my doubts if a steady re-invitation is the basis of the Hopman cup. More or less, they often invite promising teams as we see with Great Britain and it could very well be that next year Argentina with del Potro or other nations like Belgium with Henin or such a thing could get an invitation. But I like that competition and really hope that Kiwi or Haas as the most determined German players play with Lisicki next time!