German tennis players return to Davis Cup semi-finals for the first time in 14 years!
Without Alexander Zverev (24/on leave), doubles Kevin Kravitz (29) and Tim Putz (34) scored 7:6, 7:6 in Innsbruck on Tuesday evening thanks to Joe Salisbury (29) and Neil Skupski. (31) 2-1 against Great Britain. The winning pair also lost 5-0 in the second tie-break.
Jan-Lenard Struff (31) first finished with 7:6 (8:6), 3:6, 6:2 against world number 12 Cameron Norie (26) after Peter Gozowski (32) prematurely The end was stopped. :6, 1:6 against Daniel Evans (31) had no chance.
Struggle after the game: “It’s definitely one of the most important wins I’ve had. It means a lot to me. It’s a lot of fun playing in a team.”
The Germans are now traveling to Madrid and will meet strong Russians or outsiders on Saturday. The opponent will be decided on Thursday.
This year too, the competition is increasing with a new mode, which was first introduced in 2019. A maximum of two singles and one doubles matches have now been completed, instead of four singles and one doubles. Also, two sets won are enough to win the match and not the three sets before 2019.
Germany has won the most important team event in men’s tennis three times (1988, 1989, 1993). And now thanks to Struff and Double Kravitz/Putz can dream up the next title.
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