The German Davis Cup team is challenged against Canada. It could come down to doubles again.
Málaga (dpa) – – The German tennis doubles have developed into a guarantee of success in the Davis Cup. The Kevin Krawietz/Tim Pütz duo could also secure the decisive point and the second semi-final in a row in the quarter-finals against Canada.
“We haven’t lost a double in 15 games. It doesn’t matter who played there, it stands for itself,” said team boss Michael Kohlmann before the game against the favored North Americans this Thursday (4 p.m. / Servus TV and DAZN) in Málaga.
First Pütz and Jan-Lennard Struff could not be defeated as a German double pairing, then the two-time Grand Slam winners Krawietz and Andreas Mies remained undefeated. Finally Krawietz/Pütz had a run. “The number of games we had there when the score was 1-1 is extraordinary. Of course I hope that this streak doesn’t end here, but that will definitely happen at some point,” said Kohlmann.
From the coming season, Krawietz/Pütz will also compete together on the ATP tour. “Of course we want to win Grand Slams, preferably all four, but that’s not a realistic scenario and goal. Our overall goal for 2023 is to qualify for the ATP Finals in Turin,” said Pütz in the tennis and sports podcast “Advantage”. The eight best teams of the year compete at the season finale in Italy.
This article was originally published on November 24th, 2022 at 7:34 am.