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On Tuesday, the German team will play against England in the Davis Cup quarter-finals. Tennis legend Boris Becker expresses special praise for Tim Pütz in doubles. The Frankfurter himself wants to cause a surprise again.

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Tennis legend Boris Becker gave a special praise to the Frankfurt tennis player Tim Pütz, who had secured the German victories in the Davis Cup against Austria and Serbia in doubles at the side of Kevin Krawietz: “He has not yet lost a double for Germany and does that very, very well, “said Becker on Monday:” I would almost say our doubles are our strongest point. “

The German team will fight against England on Tuesday (4 p.m.) in Innsbruck for a place in the semi-finals. It is likely that Jan-Lennard Struff and Dominik Koepfer will compete again in singles and Kevin Krawietz and Pütz in doubles. So the selection ran on the weekend in the group games against Serbia with top star Novak Djokovic and against Austria. Both times the double secured the point to make it 2-1. Peter Gojowczyk is there as a substitute. “It was something very special against Serbia and Djokovic. First and foremost, the victory was very important,” said Pütz to hr-sport.

Krawietz: Are good friends with each other

Regarding the challenge against England, the Frankfurter said: “Of course we are not favorites on paper, but we know our strengths. We hope that we can make it 1-1 or 2-0 after the singles – that would be our favorite. ” On Monday there was still a regeneration day on the program for Pütz and Krawietz.

When asked about the advantages of doubles with Pütz, the latter said: “We are good friends and have known each other for a long time, that’s why it’s going well. We haven’t played too many matches together, but we’ve now won the decisive double twice.”

Trainer Michael Kohlmann: We have nothing more to lose

The British are favored by the ranking positions. Cameron Norrie (world number 12) surprised this year with his victory at the Masters tournament in Indian Wells and moved up to the field of participants at the ATP Finals. Daniel Evans (25th) is also clearly ahead of Struff (51st) and Koepfer (54th). In addition, like the Germans, the British have world-class doubles. “I have a positive attitude and have a good feeling,” said coach Michael Kohlmann: “We prevailed in this difficult group and now have nothing to lose.”

Unlike in the past, only two instead of four singles have been played since the radical reform. The double forms the conclusion instead of the center. Surprises are possible more quickly. If the German team wins, it will travel from Innsbruck to Madrid. So far, in addition to Innsbruck, the venues are Madrid and Turin, from the semi-finals onwards, it will only continue in the Spanish capital.

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