Struff loses the start of the ATP Cup – Zverev under pressure

Sydney (AP) – Olympic tennis champion Alexander Zverev is under pressure at his start of the year at the ATP Cup due to the defeat of teammate Jan-Lennard Struff.

© Manu Fernandez (dpa)


The Sauerland Struff lost his first game of the new year against the British Daniel Evans surprisingly clearly 1: 6, 2: 6 in Sydney. Evans is number 25 in the world, Struff is number 51.

Zverev then meets the world number 12 in the top singles. Cameron Norrie. The German tennis team only has a chance of overall success if the hamburger wins. Finally, the doubles with Kevin Krawietz and Tim Pütz is on.

Still duels with Canada and the USA

The other German opponents in the preliminary round are Canada and the USA. The four winners from the four groups of four reach the semi-finals. The tennis professionals prepare for the Australian Open with the team event. The first Grand Slam tournament of the season starts on January 17th in Melbourne. The world number three, Zverev, has set itself the goal of winning his first title there in one of the four most important tennis tournaments.

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