At the start on Saturday (4 p.m. / ServusTV), the group favorite with world number one Novak Djokovic is the opponent. On Sunday, the Germans are then favored against the hosts. The Austrians have to do without the former US Open winner Dominic Thiem, no single player is in the top 100.
18 teams fight for the Davis Cup victory in the final round. The six groups of three and the quarter-finals are divided between the cities of Madrid, Turin and Innsbruck. From the semi-finals onwards, only Madrid will be played. Two singles and one double are played per game. The group winners and the two best runners-up reach the quarter-finals. In Innsbruck, due to the corona lockdown in Austria, spectators are excluded.
Zverev is by no means the only one to die a good three years ago. His teammates also complain that the season is already too long and there is hardly any time for vacation and preparation for the start of the year. In addition, apart from the qualifying round, there is no longer a chance to present yourself to the home crowd. The atmosphere suffers.
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