A report by Marcus Sieger
Sieger / Nikelis were able to win the match against Hungary with 3:1 victories. The following match against Italy was also a success with 3:1 won games by the two Germans. Unbelievable, but also against Slovakia Sieger / Nikelis won with 3:1 games. On Friday, the big showdown against the top team from the island, the two real masters Rob Davies (European champion in singles) and Paul Davies (Vice European champion in singles). After a hard fight the Germans won against the two professionals with 3:2. The sensation was perfect. The team Sieger / Nikelis has really done it. They won against all the top nations of Europe. It means, if only the doubles were counted, the two would already be European champions. But as the singles are also calculated in the team competition, the Germans saved the silver medal and became European Vice Champions, followed by Italy. Great Britain won the match.