Germany defeats Belgium in tennis

ZTwelve degrees Celsius outside temperature, the rain is pattering on the tent roof of the stadium, the wind is blowing in from the sides: there are better conditions for playing tennis than those that prevailed on Friday at Rothenbaum in Hamburg. In the end, the German internationals didn’t care about the bad weather, as they had qualified for a sportingly attractive trip to sunny Málaga for the Davis Cup final round.

At the end of a long Davis Cup day, the entire team, apart from Kevin Krawietz and Tim Pütz, who again scored the decisive point in the 2-1 victory over Belgium, took off their hoods or laid down the warming towel and gave free rein to her triumphant feelings.

After the second win in the second group game, the selection of the German Tennis Association (DTB) secured second place, which entitles them to participate in the quarter-finals. On Sunday she will play against the also undefeated Australians to win the group (2 p.m. on Servus TV and DAZN). The placement decides which opponent the DTB team will meet in the round of the last eight teams in Málaga at the end of November. In the best case, Alexander Zverev will be there again, who was only allowed to bang and cheer in the team box in Hamburg because of bone edema in his right foot.

What Zverev saw on Friday was the same as the game against France two days earlier: Jan Lennard-Struff scored the first point, Oscar Otte had to accept the equalizer, and in the end Krawietz and Pütz decided the international match. With the 4: 6, 6: 2, 7: 6 (7: 5) against Sander Gille / Joran Vliegen, the Coburg and Frankfurt team remained unbeaten in their seventh Davis Cup appearance together.



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