Wrapped up by two tiebreaks in favour of mats moraing

A quick left punch, 15cm larger body size and an utterly will to win gave him the key advantage. For long periods it was a fight at eye level. A dominant service game just as absolute ball control distinguished both finalists. Although Daniel Masur consistently relied on changes of speed to force his lanky opponent into a corner, Moraing got rid of delicate situations by point-blank strokes, tightly over the net. Those "surprise attacks" paired with his powerful second serves eventually led to the impressing advantages in the tiebreaks, the pleasant left-hander won by 7:5 and 7:5 each.

Mats Moraing during the final game
Mats Moraing during the final game

Even if the spectators desired a third set they had to admit that Daniel Masur missed an appropriate strategy against the Bundesliga-player from Rochusclub Düsseldorf. Richly deserved and predominant Mats Moraing gained the coveted 27 ATP ranking points, 3240€ prize money and a valuable leaded crystal trophy.

Daniel Masur and Mats Moraing
Daniel Masur and Mats Moraing

The spectators gladly showed respect for the "International tennis champion of the metropolitan area Rhine-Neckar" and finalist attending a worthy award ceremony until the end. On this accasion tournament director Dr. Matthias Zimmermann gave Mr. and Mrs. Lautenschläger, Mayor Rühl just as honorary guest Dr. Jobst Wellensiek the possibility to express thanks to all sponsors, the highly committed organisation team and the audience.

Fantastic tennis sport in front of impressing settings and in presence of local sports fans, sponsors, honorary guests and the media's commitment (thanks to Rhein-Neckar Newspapers, Rhein-Neckar Television and Mannheimer Morgen for coverage) are important motivators to make assiduous efforts in the forthcoming year to mount MLP-Cup 2018.