Olympic champion Alexander Zverev has launched the German Davis Cup team in the finest match in Brazil. The 24-year-old won on Friday in Rio de Janeiro against the Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild clearly with 6: 4, 6: 2.
After 1:34 hours Zverev turned his first match ball on the Center Court in the Olympia Park. German number one was sufficient against the number 216 of the world a solid performance to reduce the expected success.
“I’ve never played against him, but we have often trained together,” Zverev said before the duel, “He is a very good player with a lot of talent.”
Decision falls on Saturday
In the second single Jan-Lennard Struff met the Brazilian number one Thiago Monteiro and could not use Zverev’s template at 3: 6, 6: 1, 3: 6 against Thiago Monteiro.
On Saturday, from 6:00 pm CET (SportsGermany.tv) are initially double and then two more individual on the program. In the case of a victory, Germany would qualify for the group stage in September.