Nineteen-year-old Dominic Stricker will make his Davis Cup debut on Friday when a young Swiss team take on Estonia in their World Group II clash in Biel. Stricker, who recorded his first Tour-level match wins earlier this year by reaching the quarterfinals at the ATP 250 tournaments in Geneva and Stuttgart, will mark another milestone in his early tennis career when he opens the tie for your country against the best.
Vladimir Ivanov, Estonian classified. The experienced Henri Laaksonen then follows up against World No. 1041 Mattias Siimar in the second match on Friday, with World No. 119 seeking an 11th Davis Cup victory in his fourteenth appearance in a draw with the home team.
Stricker, who won the men's singles title at Roland Garros 2020, is one of three promising teens named to Severin Luthi's squad for this weekend's tie, along with teammate Leandro Reidi, 19, and Jerome Kym, 18. years. All three have qualified in the youth top 10 on the ITF World Tennis Tour, with Stricker at No.
3, Reidi at No. 6 and Kym, the current youth world No. 6 following his recent run to the semi-finals. male. at the US Open. There are exciting signs for the future of Swiss men's tennis, but Captain Luthi admits there is a long way to go if they want to build a team strong enough to emulate the achievements of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, who led the Swiss to glory.
of the Davis Cup. in 2014. "We are happy with how they have developed, but I think it is important that they continue to improve," said Luthi of Stricker, Reidi and Kym after Thursday's draw. “They are not at the end of their journey."
Daniil Medvedev on the Big 3
Recently, Daniil Medvedev spoke about the words exchanged between him and Novak Djokovic at the net.
He went further into history, relating to situations in which Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and the Serb were involved in gruesome matches over the years. The 25-year-old player stated, “I said sorry to him,” Medvedev revealed when asked what was said between him and Djokovic following his win.
“Tennis is such a brutal sport — there are two guys and one is going to lose no matter if it’s the first round or the final. I always watch Novak, Rafa [Nadal], Roger [Federer] play these finals and I feel like every time in the speech they’re sorry for their opponent because they know how it feels”.
The US Open 2021 champion added, “I stopped Novak from doing something crazy and unbelievable in tennis history and I do feel sorry for him. I’m happy for myself but I do feel sorry for him, that’s what I said and yeah, Novak is such a great guy that he just said I deserve everything and he really hugged me and that’s unbelievable”.
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