Austria’s tennis men no longer have a chance to reach the semi-finals in the ATP Cup in Melbourne. As the Italians beat France 2–1, the day before the teamTV team, they were decided ahead of time as group winners.
Italian success was already set after Fabio Fognini’s smooth individual victories over Gail Monfils (6: 4.6: 2) over Benoit Paes (6: 1.7: 6) and Matello Beretini. Austria will meet France on Thursday (live on Sky from midnight).
The Austrian team’s ATP Cup duel against France at night from Wednesday to Thursday on Sky
Germany defeated Canada
Led by top tennis player Alexander Zverev, the German tennis professionals celebrated the opening win at the ATP Cup in Melbourne. Zverev and Jan-Lennard Struff ensured a 2–1 success against Canada on Wednesday with victories in their singles matches. The German selection is scheduled to reach the semi-finals against Serbia and world number one Novak Djokovic on Thursday.
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The 30-year-old was 7: 6 (7: 4), 7: 6 (7: 2), after Stroff laid the foundation for a win against Canada against Milos Raonic. Zverev then decided in an equally close duel with Canadian top player Denis Shapovalov despite a set deficit. After about three hours it was 6: 7 (5: 7), 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 4) for number seven in the world.
ATP Cup: Two defeats in the beginning for Thiem
(APA / SID)
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