DAfter the defeat of Peter Gojowczyk, German tennis men face the end of the Davis Cup quarter-finals against Great Britain. The man from Munich stayed in Innsbruck on Tuesday against the world number 25. Daniel Evans had no chance at 2: 6, 1: 6. After only 55 minutes, the game was decided in favor of the favored Briton. If Jan-Lennard Struff doesn’t win his singles and doubles with Kevin Krawietz and Tim Pütz, the Germans are eliminated in the first knockout round.
In front of the corona-related empty grandstands in the Innsbruck Olympic Hall, 32-year-old Gojowczyk looked nervous and couldn’t get into his rhythm. Team boss Michael Kohlmann had changed his line-up for the first time at this finals tournament of the Nations Cup and trusted the previous substitute instead of Dominik Koepfer from the Black Forest.
But the world number 86. could not come close to endangering the British number two. After only seven minutes it was 0: 3, the Briton already had half the set. Four double faults in the first two service games made two breaks much easier for Evans, who appeared almost flawlessly.
The second set also began with Gojowczyk’s service loss. Instead of fighting back, the gap continued to grow. Gojowczyk experienced an unsuccessful return in the Davis Cup. Only in 2014 he was used for the German selection.