The ALTERNATE Racketlon Open in Linden/Germany from 21st to 23rd September is ready. Jesper Ratzer, Christoph Krenn and Stefan Adamsson battle for the title and the tv screens in the men elite draw, while it seems unlikely that anyone can beat Nathalie Zeoli in women singles. After the pull-out of Michi Dickert due to injury Christoph Krenn will try to get yet another doubles title together with Stefan Adamsson. All draws of the International World Tour Event are now online, the time schedule in principle ready and will follow shortly on www.resultreporter.com
Michi Dickert injured
The late withdrawel of Michi Dickert due to injury have brought up some new situations in the Olympic draws. In the 16-player men elite Joachim Gersdorf got the Austrians place facing Bosselmann in the first round. Top seeded Christoph Krenn meets Thorsten Deck in the semis if all goes according to plan. On the lower half Stefan Adamsson could face Jesper Ratzer in the semis. The Dane has not lost a single match this year so far. Both wildcards went to Polish players Krzystof Samonek (tournament wildcard) and Norbert Stolicki (FIR wildcard). In men doubles Krenns new parterner instead of Dickert is Adamsson. The two stay topseeded (because only one player retired), but have a difficult draw facing Samonek/Stolicki in the semis. Comeback players of the tournament Schaub/Zwiers will try to get past Köpf/Deck, while the question is if Ratzer can push Hougaard to victory.
German woman already in final
In the women elite draw everything looks like a German battle for the title. No less than 9 out of the 12-players are German with topseeded Nathalie Zeoli hot for the title. Biggest opponent on the top half of the draw is Austrian Christine Seehofer, to whom Zeoli has already lost, as well as Sarina Leibig or old star Lilian Druve who already meet in the first round. On the bottom it is former world number one Silke Altmann and Svenja Kleb, with some other German players who guarantee the first German place in the final. Silke Altmann is also topseeded in women doubles with Lieselot de Bleeckere followed by Bugl Seehofer and not to forget the Druve sisters always good for medals. Anything