The German tennis players around the Olympic champion Alexander Sverre started the ATP Cup with a defeat. In the decisive doubles against the English, Sverev and Kevin Kravitz lost in two sets on Sunday.
Alexander Sverev imagined the beginning of the tennis year differently.
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Olympic champion Alexander Sverev threw his racket uncontrollably – the best player could not prevent a bad start for the German tennis men in the ATP Cup. Despite finishing third in the world rankings to start the new year separately in Sydney on Sunday, Sverev lost his surprising double appearance. Along with 24-year-old Kevin Krawietz, he lost to Britain’s Jamie Murray and Daniel Evans 3: 6, 4: 6 in the decisive match. The Germans’ first group match of the group stage ended 1: 2 against Great Britain.
Sverre’s win was 7: 6 (7: 2), 6: 1 against world number 12 Cameron Nori. In addition to the doubles, John-Lenard lost to Struff Evans 1: 6, 2: 6. To make up for the initial defeat for German tennis men in Group C, it now plays against the United States on Tuesday (00.00 am) and against Canada on Thursday (07.30 am / Sky and Survivor).
To qualify for the semi-finals, team captain Michael Coleman’s selection must also be believed to slip by the British. Only four winners from four groups of four will advance. With the ATP Cup, tennis experts are preparing for the Australian Open, which starts on January 17 in Melbourne. Sverev has set his goal of winning his first title in one of four important tennis tournaments.
Sverev will also play in the doubles game
Surprisingly, after his opening match, Sverev replaced doubles specialist Tim Pütz at short notice and competed in doubles. Unlike the Davis Cup, when Pütz and Krawietz worked together, this time the Germans had nothing in it. Cravits did not play well in the Davis Cup, and Sverev was annoyed by unnecessary mistakes. In early December, the German tennis men without the best player in the Davis Cup reached the semifinals with a stunning quarter-final victory over the British.
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