Germany has Saturday in Frankfurt for the finals week of the Davis Cup to be placed. The defeated Hungary 5-0. the world’s number three Alexander Zverev won his two enkelspelen, but let all know that his country is not he will be able to count in the finals week, from 18 to 24 november in Madrid takes place.
Zverev defeated Peter Nagy (Gr) with twice 6-2 and Gabor Borsos (ATP-552) with 6-3 and 6-4. Philipp Kohlschreiber (ATP 32) did the job with a 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 6-4 victory against Zsombor Piros (ATP 371) and a 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 10-5 victory against David Szintai (Gr). Also the doubles was for Germany: Tim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff appeared with 6-2 and 6-3 to strong for Borsos and Nagy.
With the new formula, people wanted more top hot for the landentoernooi, but that seems not to succeed. Zverev was the only top player this weekend in action came in the qualifiers, but he also let the finals week, which at the end of the season is programmed, shoot. “I like not this new formula,” said Zverev. “I have already often the Davis Cup and played him like once Germany won, but in the old format.”
Six countries – Croatia, France, Spain, the United States, Argentina and Great Britain- were directly for the finals week posted. Next to Germany also knew Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Serbia and Switzerland this weekend. The last participant comes from the duel between Brazil and Belgium. In Uberlandia the Belgians 1-2.