This week went from Davis Cup to Thiago Monteiro. In Rio de Janeiro, the Sierra native represented Brazil against Germany in a clash played at Olympic Park.
On Friday, Thiago surpassed Jan-Lenard Struff, who is ranked 60th in the world, in 6/3, 1/6 and 6/3, while on Saturday it was the turn of third-ranked Alexander Zverev in the rankings. Better take on 6/1 and 7/5. In the end, Germany won the 3×1 match and secured the next stage of the competition.
“It is always a matter of great pride for me to represent the country. The team played well and was very detailed, especially in pairs. Zverev was playing very loose in our match, I think also because of the result in the pair, which he Won. I tried to come back in the second set, I also had a set point, but it ended up being solid and winning”, analyzed the No. 1 tennis player in Brazil.
Monteiro’s next move will be the Miami Masters 1000 in the United States. The competition begins on 23 March, with the Brazilian not playing at Indian Wells.
“I will only play in Miami. Indian Wells qualification starts now, from this Monday, and I will be very high. It has been a very positive season and I hope to continue to have the best year of my career.” ”, he concluded.