Group victory: Germany’s Davis Cup team also defeated Australia

German tennis gamers advance to the finals of the Davis Cup as undefeated group winners and face Canada.

Guaranteed factors for Team DTB: Jan-Lennard Struff.

After a house recreation at Hamburg’s Rothenbaum, boss Michael Kohlmann’s facet beat Australia 2-1 on Sunday to have fun their third win of their third match.

Germany will play the Canadians within the quarter-finals on November 24 in Malaga. In case of victory, the following opponents within the semi-finals will likely be USA or Italy. Last yr, the collection of DTB reached the semi-finals. It is just not recognized whether or not the Olympic champion Alexander Zverev will likely be in Malaga attributable to a leg damage.

Everything is as normal: Struff wins, Otte loses

In Hamburg, doubles Kevin Kravitz/Tim Puetz as soon as once more gained the deciding level towards Wimbledon winners Matthew Ebden/Max Purcell 6-4, 6-4. The German duo remained unbeaten of their eighth Davis Cup match.

Oskar Otte beforehand misplaced his third particular person for the German tennis team. The 29-year-old misplaced to Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-7 (6-8), 1-6 on Sunday to present Australia an equalizer of their closing group recreation. Earlier, Jan-Lennard Struff confidently challenged Max Purcell. In a conflict between beforehand unbeaten nations, Struff defeated Australia’s Max Purcell 6-1, 7-5 on Sunday.

Farewell to Kohlschreiber

Two and a half months after his retirement, Philipp Kohlschreiber was faraway from the Davis Cup team by the German Tennis Association (DTB). DTB president Dietloff von Arnim offered the 38-year-old with a photograph collage of his matches towards Germany in Hamburg on Sunday, whereas Kohlschreiber was also honored with a video wall of his achievements on the Central Court within the Rothenbaum. “It’s been an awesome journey for me. I’ve had essentially the most emotional moments in Davis Cup. I’m fortunate to have performed so properly there,” Kohlschreiber stated.

Augsburger retired after qualifying for Wimbledon on the finish of June. “You have been nominated for the Davis Cup 22 occasions in whole. You are one of many gamers who performed essentially the most usually within the German nationwide team,” von Arnim stated. Kohlschreiber has gained practically $14 million in prize cash and gained eight tournaments in his 21-year profession. sixteenth place on the planet rankings in July 2012 was his greatest consequence.

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