German tennis on a high since Steffi Graf's time


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German tennis on a high since Steffi Graf's time

German tennis is experiencing a magical moment currently, after a long time. Since 2016, when Angelique Kerber reached the top of the WTA Ranking and won two Majors, there have been moments that can lead fans to say that German tennis is experiencing the best moment since the times of Steffi Graf and Boris Becker.

Kerber is certainly a great advocate of this golden age. She, from 2015 onwards, has won 9 nine titles in 16 finals played. Among them, the Australian Open and US Open in 2016, and Wimbledon 2018. We are yet to include the Wimbledon 2016 final, the 2016 Rio Olympics final and the WTA Finals, later in the same year.

Important note; two of her Major successes came against Serena Williams, not an adversary like the others. In the middle, in 2017, a negative period, but this season saw Kerber's revival. Kerber also follows Graf as the only other German to have won the women's singles title in Wimbledon.

Alexander Zverev still has to find the skills to be able to perform well in the Majors. For now, his best result is reaching the quarter-final at the French Open 2018. But let's talk about the 21-year-old, who has won nine titles in 14 finals in the last three years.

He has already won three ATP Masters 1000. A significant goal, especially in the era of Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Julia Goerges is the happiest note of the last three years. Four titles in nine finals and, above all, a continuity in her performances and very important results.

Do not forget German players who are experiencing ups and downs like Andrea Petkovic, or those, who are trying to get back on the circuit after complicated injuries, like Sabine Lisicki. In general, German tennis is experiencing a resurgence.

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