German Tennis Bund hopes for more top
“We can get better there. Our claim must be better to position ourselves in the future that we will have a greater width of top 50 players,” said DTB President Dietloff from Arnim on Friday on the sidelines of the Munich tennis tournament.
Five German men are currently among the top 100. Except for the world number third Alexander Zverev, Oscar Otte (62), Dominik Koepfer (66), Daniel Altmaier (67) and Jan-Lennard Struff (69) rarely play for tournament victories. The best tennis days of the world rankings 19 seem to women. Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic (64th place).
Great successes of younger players recently failed to materialize. “We certainly have to see in youth promotion that we don’t miss the connection,” said von Armin. To do this, the compatibility of tennis training and school in Germany must be optimized. “Other countries are a whole step ahead in which they already offer digital school formats better for young players,” said the president.