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The most essential males’s tennis match for nationwide groups – the Davis Cup – is approaching. On February 3 and 4, Germany will face Switzerland in Trier within the qualifying spherical. If Germany wins, it’ll advance to the Davis Cup ultimate in September.
In the qualifying interval, 24 international locations will meet in twelve matches. Twelve winners advance to the Davis Cup finals in September. Two of final 12 months’s finalists (Canada and Australia) have already certified. Spain and Italy additionally rely on their wildcards.
Each match consists of 4 singles and one doubles performed over two days. Two singles video games are performed first, adopted by doubles and the remaining singles on the second day. All video games are performed in two draw units, with one level awarded for successful a sport. The first nation to get three factors wins the match.
You can watch the Davis Cup in Germany ONLY HERE
You can watch the match between Germany and Switzerland reside on SPORT BILD.de. It begins on Friday in Trier at 17:00.
German and Swiss contingents
The head coach of the German nationwide crew, Michael Kohlmann, proposed the next gamers for the qualifying match: Alexander Zverev (25), Oskar Otte (29), Daniel Altmeier (24) and Tim Pütz (35). Last Thursday, the German Tennis Association introduced that doubles specialist Andreas Mies (32) will full the German crew.
“Andreas Mies carried out very convincingly with a brand new accomplice on the Australian Open and thus earned his nomination. He continues to be undefeated within the Davis Cup and towards a powerful Swiss crew, we will actually use gamers with expertise and confidence,” says crew chief Kohlmann, explaining his resolution.
Mies reached the quarter-finals in Melbourne with Australia’s John Pearce. Kolman nominated the double specialist to the Davis Cup for the third time. In 2020, Belarus gained all three video games. At the time, the 32-12 months-previous was nonetheless taking part in with Kevin Kravitz, who withdrew from this 12 months’s Australian Open as a result of beginning of his first little one.
Last week, Switzerland made one other change to the crew. Three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka will change Henri Laaksonen towards Germany. Marc-Andrea Husler, Dominique Stricker, Leandro Reedy and Alexander Ritschard accomplished the Swiss crew.