Alexander Schwerev equals German men’s tennis players in the ATP Cup clash with Great Britain.
The 24-year-old from Hamburg started the new year successfully with a 7: 6 (7: 2), 6: 1 win over twelfth-ranked Cameron Nori. With a 1: 1, the German men’s choice goes to the decisive double. Before Sverev’s appearance, John-Lenard Struff clearly lost to Daniel Evans 1: 6, 2: 6.
Sverev Is also active in pairs
Contrary to expectations, Sverev competed in the doubles. World number three doubles specialty Tim Tim Butts has been replaced shortly afterwards. With Kevin Cravitz, Sverre Evans and Jamie Murray are in contact.
Other German opponents in the opening round on Tuesday and Thursday are Canada and the United States. The winner of the four teams of four will advance to the semifinals. With the ATP Cup, tennis experts are preparing for the Australian Open, which starts on January 17 in Melbourne. Sverev has set his goal of winning his first Grand Slam title there.
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