Zverev Leads Team Germany At Olympic Games In Paris

Alexander Zverev (photo: Florian Heer)

HAMBURG, June 26, 2024

The German Tennis Federation (DTB) is sending a total of five men and four women to the Summer Olympics in Paris. The tennis team, nominated by the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), is led by the reigning Olympic champion Alexander Zverev (ATP 4). The Olympic tennis competition will take place from July 27 to August 4 at Stade Roland Garros.

We are delighted to send such a large and strong team to the Olympic Games. We are confident that these nine players will proudly and passionately represent the German colors in Paris,” said DTB Board Member Veronika Rücker, who will serve as the team leader on-site.

For the men’s Olympic competition, Jan-Lennard Struff (ATP 35), Dominik Koepfer (ATP 65), Tim Puetz (ATP Doubles 17), Kevin Krawietz (ATP Doubles 17), and defending champion Alexander Zverev have qualified.

“Winning the gold medal for Germany at the Tokyo Olympics was a dream come true for me. Returning to the Olympics in Paris this year as the defending champion is a very special and proud feeling. I can’t wait to represent the German colors at Roland Garros, one of my favorite stadiums,” said Zverev.

Four DTB players have qualified for the women’s competition. For Angelique Kerber, who secured her spot using her special ranking (WTA 31), it will be her third Olympic Games:

“My excitement for my third Olympic Games is immense. I have special memories of the Olympics, especially the Games in Rio where I won the silver medal in 2016. To feel the Olympic spirit once again, to give my best for Germany again, is both a great challenge and motivation for me,” said Kerber.

In addition to Kerber, Tatjana Maria (WTA 56), Tamara Korpatsch (WTA 74), and Laura Siegemund (WTA 75) will also compete for a medal in Paris.

All combinations for the doubles and mixed competitions for both men and women, composed of the nominated players, will be announced at a later date.

The German athletes will be coached at the Olympics by Davis Cup captain Michael Kohlmann and Billie Jean King Cup captain Rainer Schüttler.