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German tennis team over Austria to the quarter-finals

by archysport

EFirst the surprise against Novak Djokovic’s Serbs, then with strong nerves to the mandatory victory against Austria: Even without Olympic champion Alexander Zverev, the German tennis professionals are successful at the Davis Cup in Innsbruck and are in the quarter-finals.

Jan-Lennard Struff and Co. withstood the great pressure in the group final against the hosts despite a false start and celebrated their 150th victory in the international competition.

As in the coup against Serbia, Kevin Krawietz and Tim Pütz were the guarantors of success against Underdog Austria. With a 6: 3, 6: 4 against Oliver Marach / Philipp Oswald, the top double in front of corona-related empty stands in the Innsbruck Olympic Hall made the 2: 1 and the group victory perfect. On Tuesday evening (4.00 p.m. on ServusTV) there is now a great chance for revenge against Great Britain – two years ago in Madrid the quarter-finals against the British were the last stop.

The fact that the selection of the German Tennis Association (DTB) had to tremble on Sunday evening was due to Dominik Koepfer, who made a blatant false start with his 1: 6, 5: 7 against Jurij Rodionov and massively increased the pressure on Struff. The Warsteiner stayed cool and forced the decision in doubles with a 7: 5, 6: 4 against Dennis Novak.

Zverev not there

In the absence of top player Zverev, who, as a critic of the new format, renounced the Davis Cup, the sixth victory in the sixth duel with Austria succeeded there. The two-time French Open winners Krawietz and Pütz left no doubt with great dominance, they showed an outstanding performance and did not have to fend off a single breakball.

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