Switzerland and Germany faced off at the Arena Trier in Germany for the spot in the 2023 Davis Cup Finals and after five matches, Stan Wawrinka became his country's hero.
The tie between these two countries was probably the most-anticipated clash of the qualifiers. On Friday, Marc-Andrea Huesler put his country ahead, but Zverev soon tied the score by beating Wawrinka.
On Saturday, Germany started with a comeback win in doubles, before Huesler won again, this time stunning the 2020 US Open finalist Zverev. Wawrinka, who lost his first singles match and played also doubles, needed to forget those two losses and focus on the most important match, the one against Daniel Altmaier.
Initially, Oscar Otte was supposed to take on the three-time Grand Slam champion, but Germany changed their nomination and it was Altmaier, who they relied on.
Wawrinka used all of his experience to win this crucial match, and despite losing his lead in the second set, he managed to beat Altmaier 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 and secure Switzerland's spot at the 2023 Davis Cup Finals, which will take place from September 12th to 17th.