World No. 371 Zsombor Piros is ready to lead his side against Germany in this week's Davis Cup qualifying round tie -- which is set to be held on an indoor-clay surface in Frankfurt. Piros, 19, will be the top-ranked Hungarian tennis player against Germany after world No.
47 Marton Fucsovics and world No. 258 Attila Balasz were forced to withdrew from the tie. 2017 Australian Open boys' singles champion Piros is set to clash against eight-time ATP champion Philipp Kohlschreiber in the opening rubber of the tie.
The 19-year-old Hungarian is also expected to meet 2018 Nitto ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev in the fourth rubber of the tie. "I feel really blessed to play because I never played as a No. 1 player, but I'm a little bit nervous, but hopefully it will go through the match (against Kohlschreiber)," Piros said, per the Davis Cup website.
"I believe in myself because I can play really great tennis sometimes when I'm in a good shape and I think I prepared as well as I can. The chemistry in the team is really good and I can't wait to play."
Hungarian Davis Cup Team Captain Gabor Koves also nominated for the tie Peter Nagy, Gabor Borsos and David Szintai. On the other side, German Captain Michael Kohlmann also nominated for the tie Jan-Lennard Struff, Peter Gojowczyk and Tim Puetz.
Despite being huge underdogs, the Hungarians will be motivated to put on a good performance against Germany. "It's an uphill battle for us. But we're going to show up on the court, try our best and we’ll see what the weekend will bring,"Hungarian Captain Koves said.