Tennis at the Concord: Pütz, and the profiteers

Who wanted to recognize Tim puetz, had to look in the last few days a bit more. The Beard of the German tennis Pro was wearing long, is gone. Also, the hair is

Tennis at the Concord: Pütz, and the profiteers

Who wanted to recognize Tim puetz, had to look in the last few days a bit more. The Beard of the German tennis Pro was wearing long, is gone. Also, the hair is short and shaved, since the hair stores in March and in April were closed for several weeks due to the Corona pandemic. "Not much more is there, even for me to make" jokes Pütz at a tennis tournament on the investment of Eintracht Frankfurt, his hairstyle.

Six players from five different Nations competed in the past few days against him, and a handful of other players of Concord. The idea with the team battle was the 32-year-old Frankfurt a few weeks ago, when he had participated in Höhr-grenzhausen in a tournament of the "Exo-Tennis-League", which had been generated in may as one of the first live sporting event after the outbreak of the pandemic on the country's borders, attention. The moving images were sent from the Israeli sports technology company play sight in the world. Its managing Director, Rodney Rapson has now Pütz and Eintracht another Event of this type on the legs, also see it live on the Internet.

No part of the ATP Tour

world ranking points were not awarded, however, to. The Exo-Tennis-competitions are not part of the ATP Tour, which is only at 14. August wants to take their game operation. For the tennis player to the competitive scene of tournaments of this kind of currently, nevertheless, of great importance in the arduous return to normal operation: "That such Events take place now and again, is important for many: For us, the players, for the Concord as a club and in General for the sport of tennis, because we show that it is possible to play a tournament," says Pütz. Should benefit, above all, the young players from the regional League Team Eintracht, who were able to attend for five consecutive days, an individual at a high level against opponents such as Benjamin Hassan, who is, after all, led ranked 354 in the world rankings, or the Wimbledon champion in doubles from 2012, Frederik Nielsen, has since last summer, the doubles partner of Pütz.

So many games against high-class opponents in such a short time, an opportunity that is otherwise rare for the player of the Eintracht – five games in five days, but also a tight program. The consequences got Pütz on the third day of the tournament to be felt. Because of the bad weather the players have changed several times in the courts. On the hard court in the hall of the German felt then, during a step in the direction of the ball, a Pull in the adductor area – the end for the driving force of the tournament. "There's a lot of factors came together. I had a lot of Stress with the organization, I felt flat because I haven't slept much. To change the pad, is in my age not so very easy,“ explained puetz. To the target Re-Start of the ATP Tour in about a month, he wants to be fit again. Conducive to the competitiveness of Concord, the departure of Pütz was not. The exhibition match against the Team "Exo Tennis", for a maximum of one hundred spectators were admitted, lost significantly – a defeat, with the Putz had previously expected.

Updated Date: 19 July 2020, 17:20

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