Germany vs Australia - ATP Cup - Preview and Prediction
The new season begins with a bang in Brisbane as the inaugural edition of the ATP Cup begins tomorrow.
- Every team needs to win at least two matches to clinch the match
- A record $15 million prize money will be offered for the champion
- Alex De Minaur who was ranked 139 in 2019 has jumped to number 18 now
- Video review for foul shots, double faults, ball tracking will be provided in real-time for the players
- Interestingly, each player who wins a match will get ATP points
- On-court coaching will be permitted for every match
- Consideration of Protected ranking will benefit injured players
- World number 7, Alexander Zverev will take on number 27, Alex De Minaur tomorrow
- World number 35, Jan Lennard Struff will face off number 30, Nick Kyrgios tomorrow
- `Germany beat Australia in the Davis Cup two years in Brisbane
- The French Open champions of 2019, Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies will take on the experienced duo of John Peers and Chris Guccione
- Both teams are mentored by former grand slam champions, Boris Becker and Lleyton Hewitt respectively
If they go out there and execute how they have been playing, I fully back them in any of these matches, but we are still going to have to go out there and play really well matches, said Hewitt, ahead of the clash.
The return of the bad boy, Kyrgios will add a lot of spice to the clash, Post suspension, he will be looking to get back to full-fledged action. While talent and big-match play was never a question for him, he will aim to keep his critics in silence by giving his best.
The form of the players after the off-season will set the tone for the Australian Open 2020.
With both day and night matches scheduled, the fans will look to put in their part as they back their stars to the fullest.
Since the combinations can be altered before a match, a lot of surprises can be expected.
With home conditions, Australia would start as the favourites while the Germans will look to upset the home team in their den one more time.
Preview and Prediction
Australia to win in three games
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