Alexander Zverev has led the German Davis Cup team to success in the qualification duel in Brazil. The German top player also won his second single on Saturday evening, so the selection of the German Tennis Federal (DTB) has made the jump among the best 16 teams.
Alexander Zverev grabbed his pocket quickly after successful work and left the tennis arena in the Parque Olimpico without great jubiling. The Olympic champion has led the German Davis Cup team to victory in the qualifying duel in Brazil. The world ranking crystal also won his second single on Saturday evening, with the point to 3: 1, the selection of the German Tennis Federal (DTB) managed the jump among the best 16 teams.
“According to our failure in the semi-final last year, we realized that we wanted to come into the group stage,” said Captain Michael Kohlmann, who was highly satisfied with his team: “Now we can wait, as the draw is and where the group stage takes place ” There is “a little chance” on a home game in Germany. “That would be a giant matter for us,” Kohlmann said.
ZVEREV was not allowed to rest from the loud audience in Rio de Janeiro and acknowledged the last doubts with a 6-1, 7: 5 against the Brazilian number one Thiago Monteiro. Before the decisive match, Kevin Krawietz and Tim Pütz had recreated the team of Captain Michael Kohlmann at the beginning of the second competition day.
Double sat down after a hard piece of work 4: 6, 7: 6 (7: 4), 6: 4 against Felipe Meligeni Alves / Bruno Soares. Krawietz (eight victories) and Pütz (nine victories) are further unbeaten in the Davis Cup. “You do not often play such a Davis Cup match away from so many spectators, which are so emotional,” Krawietz said.
ZVEREV also had to make clear again with interjections before his premiums. In 2019, he last played in Davis Cup and now convinced overall in his first two matches after his much discussed disqualification in Acapulco. Against Monteiro he had to ward off a sentence ball in the second round and then made everything clearly.
ZVEREV will meet favorite role
ZVEREV also delivered points. Already on Friday evening he had made his clear favorite role with the 6: 4, 6: 2 against Thiago Seyboth Wild, but Struff could not use the template at 3: 6, 6: 1, 3: 6 against Monteiro. Ultimately, the defeat remained unconnected.
Continue with the group stage of traditional competition in September. The K.O. Round from the quarterfinals is rising at the end of November, the venues are not yet known. Last year, the DTB selection was previously pushed to the semifinals without ZVEREV.
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