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Rainer Schütler made his debut as captain of the German Fed Cup next year27-11-2019
Former German tennis player Rainer Schütler is set to make his debut as captain of the Women`s Bundestim early next year during a clash with Brazil in the Fed Cup preliminary round. The two teams will meet on the clay courts in the Brazilian city of Florianopolis, and the winner of the pair will qualify for the finals of the tournament, which, like the Davis Cup men`s, will have a group phase and eliminations this week and a one-week duration.
The qualifiers for the finals are right after the end of the Australian Open, and the finals themselves will be held in the Hungarian capital Budapest from April 14 to 19, `The match against Brazil will definitely not be easy. Changing from Melbourne hard courts toglue, as well as the huge time difference from Australia to Brazil, will not help us either, `said Schutler, who recently replaced Jens Gerlach at the helm of the women`s national team. Schutler is a former mentor of the leading German tennis player Angelik Kerber.
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