Germany has played sixteen editions of the MWT. They have a total of 56 wins and 53 defeats in the event with a best result of a 5th position in the last event in 2013. It was the first time since they entered the competition that they reached the quarter finals.
Germany still have their backbone (Simon Roesner and Raphaël Kandra, both in great form lately) and brought some new faces: Rudi Rohrmuller and Valentin Rapp have featured a few times at the European level but will appear for the first time in the World Team Championship.
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Germany's MWT 2013 result: 5th position
Germany's best result: 5th position in 2013
Simon Rösner is Germany’s leading squash player and has made good progress on the PSA World Tour since turning professional in 2004.
The German star had to wait until 2009 to secure his first PSA World Tour title courtesy of his victory at the Garavan’s West of Ireland event over American Gilly Lane.
In October 2012, Rösner won the Santiago Squash Open, his first PSA International 25 event win, after defeating Cameron Pilley 3-1 in the final.
2013 saw a strong showing in the North American Open. He participated in a closely-fought ‘battle of the giants’ against Omar Mosaad in the second round, beating the Egyptian in a five game thriller. He then went on to face eventual winner Ramy Ashour in the final. He followed that up with a silver medal at the World Games in Cali and won the Alwatan and Asnan International against Borja Golan in December 2013.
November 2014 brought Rösner his eighth PSA World Tour title at the Edmonton Open.
The German made a number of early exits during the start of the 2015/16 season that saw him fall to a shock elimination against Ali Farag in November’s World Championship.
Rösner returned to the world’s top 10 by the end of the year 2016.
Rösner reached the semi-final of the UCS Swedish Open in 2017 but lost out against France's Gregory Gaultier.
Rösner is in good shape at the moment. He reached the semi-finals in the Dubai World Series finals in June, won the World Games in July but also more recently reached the semi-finals in the Qatar Classic for the new season.
Raphael Kandra's tally of PSA World Tour titles extends into double figures as he has proven himself to be one of the foremost Gemans within the sport.
Fürth-born Kandra opened his account by lifting the New South Wales Open in July 2011..
His fifth title came at the Gibraltar Open in 2014 and his victory at the Finnish Open in February 2015 saw him elevated into the world's top 50 in the March World Rankings.
Four months later he captured his 10th title, and his first PSA M15 crown, at the NZ Southern Open where he came back from 2-0 down in the final to triumph over Tsz Fung Yip.
During the rest of the year 2016, Kandra suffered a mixed bag of results before lifting his 12th career title at the Cleveland Skating Club Open. He won his 13th title in 2017.
Valentin Rapp joined the PSA World Tour recently. Playing his first six events in 2017 and reaching the quarter-finals in the Open International d'Angers.He is a promising young player aged 25.
Rudi Rohrmuller was a promising Junior player, winning a few Junior Open and participating in the World Junior Championships. However he never played that much PSA tournaments. He played two events, 7 matches and won 5 of them. He is a regular Germany player in the European Team Championship but never participated in the World Team Championship. He is aged 26.