2016-09-17 17:30:00 CEST
Duo will give it their all in Zumkehr’s last game before retiring
Nadine Zumkehr says it’s a dream to reach the final of the Swatch World Tour Finals in Toronto in what will be her final match before she retires.
The 31-year-old announced she would no longer be bouncing the Mikasa and now the Swiss star hopes to end her career on a high when she and Joana Heidrich take to the sand in the final on Super Sunday.
“It’s amazing, it’s like a dream – I think any player would want to end their career in the final of the Swatch World Tour Finals,” Nadine said after the semifinal victory over fellow Swiss team Forrer/Vergé-Dépré. “There are no words to describe the feeling. I will go out and enjoy every point and fight even harder to bring the gold home.
“We have nothing to lose, we want to enjoy it and go out with a smile and that’s what we’re going to do.”
Teammate Jo is focused on helping her partner go out on a high when the final comes around on Sunday.
“I think it’s the best feeling ever that I can help her in her last game in the final of the Swatch World Tour Finals,” said the 24-year-old. “I think it’s the best that we can end our nice partnership we’ve had over these four years.
“I’m so happy with this ending and I will give everything in this one game and fight for the gold.”
Naturally there was disappointment for Forrer/Vergé-Dépré but they still have a medal to play for on the Center Court at 2.45pm when they play the bronze medal match.
Stay tuned for live coverage of that game – and for tomorrow’s final on Super Sunday!
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