Zverev rejects the new Davis: “You have to change the format”

Zverev rejects the new Davis: "You have to change the format"

The Reigning Olympic tennis champion Alexander Zverev’s decision not to participate in this year’s Davis Cup is now official, as the number four of the world classification did not appear in the team announced this Monday by the German captain Michael Kohlmann. Germany will count to play the new format of the Davis Cup, which will be held from November 25 to December 5, with Jan-Lennard Struff, Dominik Koepfer and Peter Gojowczyk, who are returning to the team, for the individual matches. Kevin Krawietz and Tim Pütz are part of the team as stunt specialists.

With this call, Kohlmann has the highest ranked German players in the ATP rankings, with the exception of Zverev, who rejected the new Davis Cup format from the start and he was also absent two years ago, in 2019, when the Germans were eliminated in the quarterfinals.

Zverev, present at the ATP 500 in Vienna, spoke to the media at a previous press conference to underline his thoughts on the competition and on his season: “You have to change the format as it is. I am someone who keeps his word. I did not play it two years ago and now, neither. I want to win the Davis Cup, but the one for a lifetime. And that, because now I have many options to fulfill any objective that I propose. With a lot of work and effort you can make everything you dream come true. I am in a moment of my career in which I am happy. You can’t win something bigger than a gold medal at the Olympics.“.

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