Alexander Zverev attends a press conference on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in Hannover
Berdych? "I'm going to convince myself that I can win"
On Friday Philipp Kohlschreiber will face Lukas Rosol (#50), Jiri Vesely (#56) or Radek Stepanek (#164); Alexander Zverev is likely to play against World #7 Tomas Berdych on the rather slow hard court at the TUI arena, with its seating capacity for 7100 spectators.
"I'll go out there and will be thinking that I can win and not thinking that I celebrate my Davis Cup debut," Zverev said.
Of course, the World #56 is feeling the pressure and the expectations of the German public. It's natural that the media show interest for the former Australian Open junior champion.
"It is a great honor for me to play for Germany," he says. And on the question of whether it makes any difference to him, whether his single match at the draw on Thursday (13 pm) in the New Town Hall of Hannover will be Friday's first or second match, a relaxed Zverev replied: "I really couldn't care less about it."