Alexander Zverev bounced back in doubles on Friday to assure Germany a spot in the ATP Cup semi-finals as he combined with teammate Jan-Lennard Struff to secure the winning point in the tie with Serbia.
Seventh-ranked Zverev shrugged off Friday’s 6-7(3), 6-2, 7-5 defeat by Djokovic, who led his Balkan nation to the trophy over Spain in the teams competition a year ago here.
The German combined with experienced doubles player Struff to secure the tie 2-1 over Djokovic and Nikola Cacic 7-6(4), 5-7, 10-7.
The Germans will play Russia, featuring the Top 10 threat of.Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev.
Captain Mischa Zverev, elder brother of Alexander is ready: “Obviously, they are a great team. But we are also in very good shape.
“It will be an interesting, intense tie and I hope we can beat them.”
The Germans doubles side won six straight points from 2-4 down in the match tiebreak on the way to victory on the day.
“We played maybe a little bit more aggressive, in the end, we maybe took a few more shots, but it was so tight it could have gone both ways,” Alexander Zverev said.
“At the end of the day, when you win the doubles decider 10-7 in the third set there’s not much between the two. We’re just super happy right now.”