The German Tennis-men’s play at the final Premiere of the reformed Davis Cup title. The double Jan-Lennard Struff and Tim puetz secured in Frankfurt am Main with a loose 6:2, 6:3 against Peter Nagy and Gabor Borsos the needed third point. After 70 minutes, the German Duo turned in his fifth match ball.

Alexander Zverev had not won on Friday at 6:2, 6:2 against Nagy, who never belonged to the top 400 in the world. The German number two, Philipp Kohlschreiber, had to a 6:7 (6:8), 7:5, 6:4 against the world rankings-371. Zsombor Piros tormented. The Team of the German Tennis Federation from 18. up to the 24. November represented in Madrid when the new final.

their first double in front of a home Davis Cup crowd controlled Struff and puetz in the not fully occupied 5000 spectators in the Arena from the beginning. Three of the Breaks, the Duo in the first set. Had problems went to the German in the first section, only one service game from Pütz, to zero in the Hungary. Nagy is the number 500 in the doubles rankings, Borsos, the number 549. Struff and Pütz stand on the positions 30 and 71.

“There are no people in the world that will make me change my mind”

For the qualifying round had to resort team Manager Michael Kohlmann on his Topbesetzung. At the finals in Madrid in which 18 teams for the title of the play, Kohlmann without its Stars do. “There is no people in the world that will make me change my mind,” said the 21-year-old Zverev, rejects the System and the date of the finals.

“I, the new System does not like”, had said in the world, ranking third recently in the video magazine “Tiebreak” in the DTB. He requests that you get after a year or two “the old System with the home games back”. “I’m a grown man, I have my own opinion, and will remain so,” said Zverev.

The world Tennis Association, the ITF had approved the controversial Davis-Cup-Change in August last year. Instead of the four on the calendar year distributed round the end of November in Madrid for the first time in a final tournament. Other top players had announced their resignation to the Event. Only the first round will be played according to the old mode, with a maximum of four single and a double, and the Match to go only two profit rates.

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