All hopes are on Alexander Zverev in the Davis Cup qualifying match in Trier. He is trying ahead to a Davis Cup veteran: Boris Becker.
Team boss Michael Kohlmann has full confidence in a recovered Alexander Zverev for the Davis Cup conflict in opposition to Switzerland in Trier on Friday and Saturday. “I hope he might be the chief of the group and play a vital function for us,” Kohlmann mentioned earlier than the qualifying match in the conventional group tennis match. “It’s onerous to say the place Zverev is now after a month-lengthy damage layoff,” Kohlmann mentioned.
Zverev is in cost of the Davis Cup
Zverev (25) retired in the second spherical of the Australian Open in Melbourne. “It’s regular for him to look drained in the second leg. I’m certain he is lots additional now,” Kohlmann mentioned. Zverev suffered a knee damage in the semifinals in opposition to Rafael Nadal at the 2022 French Open and is out for the remainder of the yr.
Big, Bigger, Davis Cup! This is the most vital match for males’s tennis groups. Germany will play Switzerland in a qualifier in Trier on February 3 and 4. So, it says lots. I really feel the similar, says SWR sports activities reporter Detlev Lindner.
Zverev may have an enormous duty in Trier as Jan-Lennard Struff is out of the German squad as a consequence of biceps tendonitis in his hitting hand. The lack of the veteran was painful, mentioned Kohlman: “He was crucial to the group final yr, scoring lots and additionally as a group chief off the court docket. But I’m assured that we are able to make up for this loss. Apart from Zverev, Germany might be represented by Oskar Otte, Tim Pütz and Andreas Mies.
The Swiss come to Trier with loads of expertise
About qualifying for the remaining match of the finest 16 groups at the finish of the yr in opposition to Switzerland. Coleman expects a “onerous-nosed, open recreation.” “Switzerland has bought one other extremely skilled man in Stan Wawrinka – a former Davis Cup winner, not many in the world.”
Boris Becker is anticipated to participate in the Davis Cup match between Germany and Switzerland in Trier on Friday. This was confirmed by the consultant of the German Tennis Association to SWR.
Zverev criticizes the Davis Cup regime
Umit Zverev is upbeat for the Davis Cup in Trier however has criticized the match regime. From his perspective, he must both absolutely return to his outdated routine with a weekend combat or an enormous occasion each two years. “In any case, the group ought to have the proper of dwelling. A match in which two groups will play one another in entrance of 400 individuals in two weeks in a impartial place is nonsense,” mentioned Zverev. The greatest drawback is that the tour organizers ATP and ITF world affiliation sit at the desk. According to the organizer, the qualifying match in Trier is “practically offered out”.
Zverev desires Boris Becker “to be welcomed right here with open arms.”
The German primary is optimistic in opposition to Switzerland: “I’m certain we’ll win three.” He has additionally recovered from hip issues that plagued him at the Australian Open. “Otherwise I would not be right here,” mentioned Zverev, who needed to sit out for a very long time after a leg operation final yr.
Star visitor Boris Becker will give Zverev rather more enjoyment than his present match regime. “We’re very shut and I’m glad it is coming,” Zverev mentioned. He may think about Boris Becker returning to German tennis. “You can all the time use Boris’ assist in tennis, be it as a participant, coach, DTB or no matter. He is aware of how one can do it,” the Olympic champion advised Bild. Becker is in fact crucial to German tennis and “we all the time welcome assist. We welcome him right here with open arms.”