Jan-Lennard Struff determined to lead Germany to Davis Cup success
Alexander Zverev won't lead Germany in the Davis Cup Finals as the German declined to play in the event with this new format and in his absence the most experienced player is Struff. The German has played consistent tennis for a few years now and while the biggest of successes have been missing, Struff has always been a player that is very tough to beat.
Even the best are not thrilled about playing him which he proved many times this season including by beating Medvedev in Halle. Indoor conditions suit his playstyle very well and his serve is a proper weapon. Speaking on the Davis Cup Struff said:
“I have played the most ties and have the most experience in the team, For me, I learned so many things from Philipp and others when I was coming into the team. It was motivating for me to see the other guys practice at team events."
"I enjoyed it so much. There are so few team events and so often on tour you are alone. I got something from these guys, now it is my responsibility to give something back. This is how teams work, while I have played some really good matches as the No."
He finished off by saying that Germany is primed for a great result:
"We have a great team with great players, a great captain and a great team behind us. We have also had a great atmosphere the last few years. “I remember in 2018, we beat Australia in Brisbane, and for a long time they had not lost a home tie, while of couple a months later we played an incredible tie against Spain in Valencia. It’s been building for a while now and it’s always fun to be with these guys”.