World Cup Tennis News
In our exclusive World Cup Tennis News ‘Second Service,’ we look back on the main tennis headlines, including Alexander Zverev missing vital Davis Cup Finals ties, Stan Wawrinka rolling back the years versus Casper Ruud in Basel, and more. To begin this tennis news roundup, Alexander Zverev’s injury woes continue, as he was left out of Germany’s Davis Cup squad to play Canada.
Zverev, the world number six in the World Cup Tennis News, has been sidelined since June after injured his ankle in the French Open semi-finals against Rafael Nadal. Zverev’s season seems to be gone, since the injury will also keep him out of the Paris Masters in November and the Davis Cup final in Malaga, should Germany qualifies. “At the present, it does not seem that Alexander Zverev will be fit for play again until the Davis Cup,” said the German Tennis Federation in a statement.
In other World Cup Tennis News, Stan Wawrinka threw back the years by defeating world number three Casper Rudd in straight sets at the Basel Open. For the 15th time, Wawrinka thrilled the home audience his way to a 6-4 6-4 triumph in one hour and 18 minutes.
The three-time Grand Slam winner converted both of his break point chances deep in both sets before easily serving out the match via World Cup Tennis News. He won 93% of his opening service points and struck 28 winners against Ruud. “It’s quite special.” “A lot of emotion being back here in Basel with the Swiss supporters,” he stated after the game.
In addition, Jack Draper has surpassed Andy Murray in the global rankings to become the British number three. Draper attained a career-high rating of 45, passing former world number one Murray. The latter is presently ranked 49th in the world.
Draper, who recently lost to world number one Carlos Alcaraz in three sets in Basel, is currently third in the British rankings, behind only Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans at the World Cup Tennis News. Jack Draper began the year ranked 265th in the world and has since broken into the top 100 and now the top 50. Norrie is now world number 13 after passing Matteo Berrettini, while Evans retains world number 26.