Davis Cup: Is Zverev his favorite? Davis Cup vibes on Sofia Tomalla | Sports

Davis Cup fever In Trier! On Friday and Saturday (stay on sportbild.de), Germany will meet for the Olympic champions Alexander Zverev (25) To Switzerland. Tennis legend Boris Becker (55) additionally declared that Germany ought to meet the highest of the tennis group there.

BILD: Mr. Zverev, does German tennis want Boris Becker’s assist?

Zverev: “I’m not a politician, only a tennis participant. But you should use Boris’s assist in tennis as a participant, coach, DTB or no matter. He is aware of how you can do it. But I did not delve into it. It is essential for German tennis and we at all times welcome assist. He shall be welcomed right here with open arms.”

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BILD: Did you keep in contact after you have been launched from jail?

Zverev: “There is not any TV change but. We’ve each been touring loads in the previous couple of weeks, however we’re staying in Trier. We are very shut and I’m glad he got here. All he has is nice for the entire staff, he’s at all times welcome in tennis.”

BILD: You solely performed within the Davis Cup for one yr. Why are you out of the blue in a foul temper once more?

Zverev: “Because I see progress in the best route. We have group video games in Germany. This is a good motivation. That’s the largest factor.”

BILD: What precisely must be modified?

Zverev: “Go fully again to the outdated mode with a weekend combat or a giant occasion each two years. In any case, the staff should have dwelling rights. A match the place the highest two nations play one another in entrance of 400 individuals in two weeks at a impartial venue is nonsense, not the Davis Cup. The greatest problem shall be for the ATP Men’s Tour and the ITF World Association to take a seat on the identical desk.”

BILD: You pulled out of the Australian Open with hip ache. Are they completed?

Zverev: “Everything is ok, I’m prepared, I’m match, in any other case I would not be right here. I had some extra issues for just a few days, however now all the things is ok.”

Alexander Zverev (left) performs for Trier, his brother Misha is an knowledgeable for sportbild.de.

Photo: Frank Molter/dpa

BILD: What are your recollections of the Davis Cup?

Zverev: “My brother Mischa performed in opposition to Spain within the bullring in Marbella. I noticed it on TV. Great temper! That’s why we miss the outdated Davis Cup. And then, after all, I performed for the primary time in Hannover in 2016 in opposition to Tomas Berdych. “Unfortunately, I misplaced the final singles match 2-2.”

BILD: The Swiss will compete with three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka, who is simply ranked third among the many Swiss. Do you continue to assume you may play in opposition to one another?

Zverev: “It will certainly occur, I feel. He is a champion, an excellent tennis participant with extra expertise than others. He will certainly play.”

Alexander Zverev with his girlfriend Sofia Tomalla at the Davis Cup in Rio de Janeiro a year ago.  It will be decided shortly whether he will come to Trier or not

Alexander Zverev with his girlfriend Sofia Tomalla on the Davis Cup in Rio de Janeiro a yr in the past. It shall be determined shortly whether or not he’ll come to Trier or not

Photo: Instagram.com/sophiathomalla

BILD: How do you see the probabilities of the German nationwide staff?

Zverev: “I really like them. No matter who performs there, our quantity 2 is powerful. Unfortunately, the injured Jan-Lennard Struff is after all not at all times out there. But even with out Kevin Kravitz, the doubles staff may be very robust. I’m certain: we are going to win three.”

BILD: On a totally totally different matter: the IOC is contemplating permitting Russian and Belarusian athletes to take part within the Olympics underneath impartial flags, regardless of the conflict in Ukraine. How do you discover this?

Zverev: “I’m listening to this for the primary time. I do not see an issue with particular person sports activities like tennis. Andrey Rublev has been in Spain since he was 15 years outdated. Daniil Medvedev grew up in France. They have little to do with Russia. Rublev was at all times in opposition to conflict. But on the subject of staff sports activities, I do not know, it is tougher.”

BILD: Will your buddy Sofia Tomalla be in Trier?

Zverev: “It has to work. It will determine for itself whether or not it should come or not.”


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