歐洲隊隊長 Alex Lely 的第二張外卡挑選了德國名將 Joshua Filler ，他將在2020年的莫斯考尼盃為歐洲隊出戰。
2017年年僅19歲的 Filler 不但成為莫斯考尼盃最年輕的冠軍，並在當年的首次新秀參賽獲得最有價值球員。儘管去年他在拉斯維加斯的表現令人印象深刻，但也因美國隊的衛冕，無緣在此捧杯。然而，這位2018年的世界冠軍及現任美國公開賽冠軍將加入Fedor Gorst 和 Jayson Shaw 的團隊，決心幫助歐洲隊在今年奪回獎盃。
Filler 說道: “我非常高興 Alex 選擇了我，我又回到了球隊。當我回顧去年時，我覺得我們在單打的表現不錯，但我覺得我們在單打的表現不錯，但我們搞砸了雙打賽。我們必須多練習雙打，如果能夠解決問題，將再次奪冠。我們已輸掉過去2年，對於歐洲球員來說成為球隊一員並與在場所有人一起贏得勝利是每位球員的夢想。”
隊長 Lely 補充說道: “Joshua，他充滿活力、自信心強和不容失誤的態度，而年僅22歲的他也很聰明，相信從先前的兩次比賽經驗中獲得非常多地知識。就我個人而言，很難想像沒有這傢伙的莫斯考尼盃，我非常高興有他在隊上。”
Joshua Filler will make his third appearance for Team Europe at the 2020 partypoker Mosconi Cup, having been selected as captain Alex Lely’s second wildcard.
Filler became the youngest ever partypoker Mosconi Cup winner aged 19 in 2017 and took home the MVP title in his rookie appearance that year. He returned to the team in Las Vegas last year but, despite an impressive individual showing, was on the losing team as USA defended their title.
However, the 2018 World Champion and reigning US Open Champion is determined to help Europe bring home the Cup this year. He joins Fedor Gorst and Jayson Shaw on the team, with two further captain’s wildcard picks to be announced next month.
“It is amazing, just from thinking about it I have goosebumps everywhere,” said Filler of his selection. “I am so glad that Alex picked me and I am back on the team.
“When I reflect on last year, I think in the singles we did pretty well but in the doubles we messed up. I think we have to practice on the doubles and if we can fix that, we will be the favourites again.
“When I played Shane van Boening, it was amazing. He missed easy balls and I took my chances and I beat him twice; 5-0 and 5-1. They were big moments for me and that was the big highlight from last year’s Cup.
“When I lost to Skyler, he played amazing and didn’t make any mistakes. I was crying in the arena, because I was so disappointed to lose. But I am so happy to be back and helping the team out and I hope we can get the Cup back.
“We have lost the last two years now. It is a dream for a European player to be on the team and winning with all of the people there.”
Captain Lely added: “He has energy, confidence, charisma and a no-miss attitude. As far as I am concerned, it would be very difficult to imagine a Mosconi Cup team without this guy.
“Joshua wears his heart on his sleeve. He is a bundle of energy and he brings the game to his opponent and in this case, to Team USA. He is 22-years-young, he is so smart and has already gained so much knowledge from his previous two Mosconi Cups, and we are more than happy to have him on board.”
The 2020 partypoker Mosconi Cup is set to take place at Alexandra Palace, London from December 1-4, live on Sky Sports and DAZN.
Matchroom Pool are still hopeful and determined that the partypoker Mosconi Cup will take place this year and are in constant detailed discussions with the relevant organisations and personnel to stay up to date. Our highest priority is the safety of everyone connected with the event however we are working hard to explore every avenue to making this work and will continue to do so, if it is possible.