This weekend, the first round of this year’s Tennis Davis Cup will be played. Among the twelve first round matches is the Germany – Switzerland Davis Cup.
The international tennis match between Germany and Switzerland will be played on 3 and 4 February in Trier. Both matches will be broadcast live on SportBild.de.
Here you can find all the information on the German Davis Cup first round match: the match schedule, the broadcast on TV and Livestream as well as the players and the starting position.
Tennis Davis Cup Germany – Switzerland
When is the Tennis Davis Cup Germany – Switzerland?
The Davis Cup clash between Germany and Switzerland will be played on 3 and 4 February 2023.
This will be a 1st round encounter. A total of twelve matches are scheduled for this weekend in this first round, which is also called the Davis Cup Qualifiers.
The twelve winners will then play from 12 to 17 September with the already qualified nations Canada (defending champions) and Australia (last year’s finalists), as well as the two wildcard nations Spain and Italy in four groups for places in the Davis Cup Finals, which will take place at the end of November.
The twelve losers will have to play in September against relegation to World Group I.
Broadcast: Where will the Davis Cup Germany – Switzerland be broadcast?
The Germany – Switzerland Davis Cup on 3 and 4 February 2023 will not be broadcast live on TV. Even Sky and Eurosport, who are leading tennis broadcasters all year round, will not show the German Davis Cup first round match against Switzerland.
The Davis Cup Germany – Switzerland broadcast will be available exclusively as a live stream at SportBild.
SportBild.de will broadcast all matches of this international tennis competition live. A second option to watch the German Davis Cup team against the Swiss is offered by the tennis portal tennischannel.
Last year’s Davis Cup in Hamburg was still broadcast by ServusTV. Not this time.
The schedule of the Trier Davis Cup 2023
The Davis Cup 2023 in Trier will be played on Friday (3 February) and Saturday (4 February).
A total of five matches are on the Davis Cup schedule on these two days – four singles and one doubles.
Two singles will be played on Friday, followed by the doubles on Saturday and then the other two singles.
All five matches will be played over two winning sets, with one point awarded for winning a match. The nation that has three points first wins the “international match”.
Match Schedule: Davis Cup Germany – Switzerland
The Squads for Germany and Switzerland
Which players will be in the Davis Cup clash between Germany and Switzerland?
Germany captain Michael Kohlmann has nominated the following players: Alexander Zverev (25), Oscar Otte (29), Daniel Altmaier (24) and the two doubles specialists Tim Pütz (35) and Andreas Mies (32).
Zverev, who has only just returned from a long injury break, is expected to ensure the German home victory as the team’s No. 1 (ATP No. 14).
Switzerland will field Stan Wawrinka, a Davis Cup veteran and three-time Grand Slam champion. However, the 35-year-old is only ranked 135th in the world. But his experience could make the Swiss a dangerous opponent.
In addition to “Stan the Man”, the current top-ranked Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler (No. 53 in the ATP world rankings) and top talent Dominik Stricker are also in the Swiss Davis Cup squad.
Captain: Michael Kohlmann
Captain: Severin Lüthi
Who is favourite for the first round duel?
What is the starting position before the Germany – Switzerland Davis Cup in Trier?
If you go by the current world rankings of the players who are in the respective line-ups, then Germany are the favourites for this international clash.
With Alexander Zverev (14th in the world rankings), Germany has a top-20 player and with Otte (80th) and Altmaier (91st) even two others from the top-100. In contrast, Marc-Andrea Hüsler is the best-placed Swiss player at 53rd in the world rankings – and the only one of the Swiss squad in the top-100.
The wild card for the Swiss, however, is Stan Wawrinka. With his experience, the old warhorse and grand slam champion, who is now only ranked 135th in the world due to several injuries, can be very dangerous.
In the end, however, the quality in doubles speaks for Germany. Doubles specialist Andreas Mies is still undefeated in the Davis Cup and has won all his three matches so far.
This is what the statistics say: Germany and Switzerland have faced each other nine times in the Davis Cup so far. The DTB team has won every match so far. The last time the German team won 5:0 was in Geneva in 1996.