German tennis men go on to the final tournament of the Davis Cup as the undefeated group winners and meet Canada there. At the end of the house…
Hamburg,German tennis men go on to the final tournament of the Davis Cup as the undefeated group winners and meet Canada there. At the end of the home game at Rothenbaum, Hamburg, team manager Michael Kohlmann’s team won 2–1 against Australia and thus celebrated their third win in their third encounter.
Germany will take on the Canadian players in the quarter-finals in Malaga on 24 November. If they win, the next opponents in the semi-finals will be USA or Italy. Last year the DTB selection reached the semi-finals. It is unclear whether Olympic champion Alexander Zverev, who has suffered a leg injury, may be in Málaga.
The deciding point in Hamburg once again doubles Kevin Kravitz/Tim Putz won 6:4, 6:4 against Wimbledon winners Matthew Ebden/Max Purcell. The German pair went undefeated in the eighth game of the Davis Cup.
Jan-Lenard Struff had previously given Germany the lead, as in victories against France and Belgium. The 32-year-old easily won 6:1, 7:5 against doubles specialist Purcell. Later, Oscar Otte also lost his third person in the days of Hamburg. The 29-year-old had no chance against Thanasi Kokinakis in 6:7 (6:8), 1:6, especially in the second round.
Kollschreiber says goodbye to Davis Cup team
Two and a half months after the end of his career, Philipp Kollschreiber was fired from the Davis Cup team by the German Tennis Association (DTB). DTB president Dietlof von Arnim presented the 38-year-old with a photo collage of his appearance for Germany in Hamburg, and Kolschreiber was also honored with a compilation of his successes on the video wall of the Center Court in Rothenbaum. “It was a huge journey that I was able to experience. I experienced the most emotional moments in the Davis Cup. I was lucky that I played quite well there,” Kohlschreiber said.
Augsburger ended his career in late June after qualifying for Wimbledon. “In total you were nominated for the Davis Cup 22 times. You are one of the players who played the most for Germany,” von Arnim said. Kohlschreiber has earned nearly $14 million in prize money and won eight tournaments in his 21-year career. In the world rankings, in July 2012 His best result was in 16th place.
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