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2016-09-17 17:30:00 CEST

Fitting finale for Nadine’s final game

Duo will give it their all in Zumkehr’s last game before retiring

Can Nadine's last ever match on the sand end in gold? Photocredit: Martin SteinthalerCan Nadine's last ever match on the sand end in gold? Photocredit: Martin Steinthaler

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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