Of course, after the doubles game, the field was redecorated again, and the spectators left their seats to refresh themselves. The break is still going on, but Sascha Zverev and Thiago Monteiro are expected on the court in a few minutes.
Monteiro plays big
As the Brazilian number one, Thiago Monteiro is only number 114 in the world himself, but in a duel with Jan-Lennard Struff yesterday he showed that the support of the audience can spur him on to top performance. The 27-year-old played great and was extensively celebrated by the fans. Can he do that against Zverev? It doesn’t seem impossible, because the Brazilian has won the only duel between the two to date. However, one has to say that that was in 2014 and Zverev was just 17 years old at the time.
Zverev has to improve
In the first individual against Thiago Seyboth Wild yesterday, Sascha Zverev got the first point for Germany, but he wasn’t really convincing. Against the number 216 in the world, an average performance was enough for the Olympic champion to win a two-set match. In the first match after the scandal about his freak out in Acapulco, Zverev seemed partially inhibited and rarely showed his full ability. That will be necessary against Thiago Monteiro today to send Germany into the main round.
Hello and welcome to the third individual of the Davis Cup game between Germany and Brazil! After the close double success of Kevin Krawietz and Tim Pütz, Alexander Zverev can send the DTB team straight into the next round. The third in the world rankings meets Brazil’s top player Thiago Monteiro.