Portugal takes European team champion title in his own country
Photo: Freitas converts the match point for Portugal against Timo Boll
2014 marks an un-expected turning-point at the European team championships in Lisboa: After six successive titles, Germany has to admit defeat against the host country Portugal in a heart-beating finale on 28 September. During the group phase, the team supported by TIBHAR nearly went out of the tournament; then came a sensational twist to the game of the Portuguese players who ended up defeating the great favorite with 3:1. In the course of the tournament, Marcos Freitas had to play one single only; in the end it is him who wins the decisive point and defeats Timo Boll in the final match with 11:9 in the fourth set.
Far away from Portugal, there are also changes going on for the long-established German company at home. TIBHAR is expanding its facilities and creating new jobs.