Germany’s top player, Alexander Zverev has expressed significant criticism of the radical change in the Davis Cup. “I don’t like the new System at all,” said the world, ranking third in front of the first-round match against Hungary in Frankfurt in video magazine the Tiebreak of the German Tennisbunds (DTB). Instead, he desires that you get after a year or two “the old System with the home games back”.

The prestigious Nations competition, I lost to him by the Reform “a little bit of value,” said Zverev. Especially that, with the exception of the qualification round of the home and away games, disappear, regrets, the 21-Year-old. “I love being here with the guys and to play together in Germany against another country,” he said: “I really love it. I hope that comes back again.”

The world Tennis Association, the ITF had approved the controversial Amendment in August of 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 to 18 teams. In the new mode, there is a lot of criticism. Many top players, including Zverev, had already announced their abandonment of 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.

a reminder of the victory of 1988

On Wednesday, the German Tennis Federation in the first DTB Davis Cup victory 30 years ago had remembered: The former winner Boris Becker were honored by the Association. President Ulrich Klaus paid tribute to in addition to Becker, whose team-mate Eric Jelen, Carl-Uwe Steeb and Patrik Kühnen. The miracle of Gothenburg has been “for the Davis Cup in Germany, an initial ignition,” said Klaus, and presented the former players images of memory.

Patrick Bold, Boris Becker, Eric Jelen, Carl-Uwe Steeb

On the 17. December 1988 had brought to the Team by winning the double in Gothenburg against the favored hosts Sweden Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg in the decisive third point in the final.

Overall, the German 4:1 won. “For the first Time to win, has always Special,” said Becker. The first track “remember you always”. The title had still “a high priority”. The former team captain Niki Pilic was not arrived for the assessment of Croatia.

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