LIVE Davis Cup German team meets Great Britain

Tim Putz (German pronunciation: [Tom spots]; born 19 November 1987) is a German professional tennis gamer. He is a doubles expert that reached his career-high doubles position of world No. 17 on 15 November 2021.

Thanks to a strong Jan-Lennard Stuff and a grandiose double with Kevin Gleiwitz and Tim Putz, the German selection on Tuesday evening in Innsbruck moved into the semi-finals for the first time since 2007. With 2: 1, the team of national coach Michael Kuhlmann defeated the favorite British.

Nerve strong cared for Gleiwitz and Putz with the rousing 7: 6 (12:10), 7: 6 (7: 5) against Joe Salisbury and Neal Suzuki for jubilation in the German box — in the corona thousands larger Olympiahalle. The winning duo even got a 0: 5 residue in the decisive Tiebreak.

Stuff prevented premature

Stuff previously prevented premature from a 7: 6 (8: 6), 3: 6: 6 (8: 6), 3: 6, 6: 2 against the World Ranking-Twelve Cameron Norris, after Peter Gojowzyk had remained open to the chance. The Germans are now traveling to Madrid and meet on Saturday on the strong Russians or outsiders Sweden. The opponent will be determined on Thursday.

After the years had ended with Becker and Stitch, a German selection was only 14 years ago in the semi-final of the prestigious country competition. The jump under the top four in changing mode is now also high because world-class player is missing Alexander Zeal. The 24-year-old has no desire for the new format and decided against participation.

Again and again, the Germans look like the British stroke, the double was hard to beat tension. In 2019, the Germans were excreted in the quarterfinals against the Britons in a different formation. This time they were optimistic about the two 2: 1 victories in the preliminary round against Serbia and Austria. Especially because of Gleiwitz and Putz, which are undefeated in the Davis Cup.

Exciting stroke in double

The self-confidence helped Salisbury and Suzuki, which could also win the first passage in view of four sentence balls. Instead, the German Olympia double used the fourth sentence ball in turn. Also in the second round, the high-class and emotional lot would have been in both directions. Paste and Gleiwitz continuously ran after the residue, it was back in the Tiebreak and the Germans triumphed.

It was not good with the 2: 6, 1: 6 by Gojowczyk against Daniel Evans. Unlike Gojowczyk, the pressure to play for Germany, apparently paralyzed, then the situation Stuff seemed to be bought. That’s definitely one of the most important victories that I got. That means extreme much, explained Stuff.

Brave to play, the tactical tips and the encouragement of team boss Kuhlmann and the startup from the box were the keys. The Sauerländer acted nervous strong and began Furious. When his 4: 1 lead was gone, he was more common again. In Tiebreak, Stuff defeated two sentence balls of number 12 of the world.

The Briton had surprised in October with the title in Indian Wells and proved his strong form. In the end he managed to be active with a lot of energy, so Stuff: It’s so much fun to play in the team. It happened very different. Gojowczyk.

gojowczyk made too many thoughts

For the first time with this final round, the Munich instead of Dominik Keeper received the trust after he had not been used for seven years for seven years. Kuhlmann’s changeover went wrong. The World Rank List 86. Own nervous and found no rhythm.

The double error was symbolic in the match ball of the World Rank List 25. Evans. You do not feel well in the skin, said Gojowczyk. Because he had been so nervous, he slept badly in the night before. Maybe I did too many thoughts. You want to make it incredibly good, you want to make the point for Germany, explained the 32-year-old.

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