Zverev, poorer and poorly, pulls out of Davis Cup tie

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2017 file photo Germany's Mischa Zverev makes a backhand return to Switzerland's Roger Federer during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.Zverev was assessed a fine of US$45,000 at the Australian Open on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, for a poor performance in his first-round match against South Korea's Chung Hyeon, the largest penalty ever assessed to an individual for an on-site transgression at a Grand Slam tournament. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Mischa Zverev, feeling poorer and poorly, pulls out of Germany's Davis Cup tie against Australia

BRISBANE, Australia —

Mischa Zverev has withdrawn from Germany's Davis Cup team for the first-round tie against Australia, starting Friday, with a continuation of the illness which brought him a record fine for his first-round retirement at the Australian Open.

Zverev was fined A$45,000 (US$36,000) in Melbourne when he quit while trailing South Korea's Hyeon Chung 6-2, 4-1, citing illness. He was fined most of his first-round prize money under tennis's new First Round Performance rule which requires players to "perform to a professional standard".

Germany team captain Michael Kohlmann said Tuesday Zverev is still affected by a viral illness but had made a desperate effort to prove his fitness for the World Group tie.

Kohlmann said "I am feeling bad for him. He was trying everything to be here but in the end it didn't make sense".

Related News

Tennys Sandgren blasts media in final shot at...

Jan 24, 2018

After losing in the Australian Open quarterfinals, Tennys Sandgren saved his final shot of the...

Hyeon Chung's profile on rise with Aussie Open...

Jan 25, 2018

Hyeon Chung's profile is on the rise in South Korea with his breakthrough run to the Australian...

Zverev, poorer and poorly, pulls out of Davis Cup...

Jan 30, 2018

Mischa Zverev, feeling poorer and poorly, pulls out of Germany's Davis Cup tie against Australia

Court told Geoffrey Rush inappropriately touched...

Feb 19, 2018

A lawyer has accused Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush of repeatedly touching an actress...

Court told actress swore at Geoffrey Rush to...

Feb 20, 2018

Australian court documents allege that an actress who accused Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush of...

Pop stars, diplomacy victims of cooling China-S....

Aug 10, 2016

Growing Chinese anger at South Korea over a U.S. anti-missile defense system bodes ill for...

You may also like these

Pop stars, diplomacy victims of cooling China-S....

Aug 10, 2016

Growing Chinese anger at South Korea over a U.S. anti-missile defense system bodes ill for...

After Rio, Olympics headed for Asian venues seen...

Aug 22, 2016

The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in Asia following the drama...

'Soul Mate' leads Hong Kong Film Awards nominees...

Feb 8, 2017

Romance drama "Soul Mate" has charmed the Hong Kong Film Awards

China not amused by Dalai Lama's spot on John...

Mar 7, 2017

John Oliver won rave reviews for his "Last Week Tonight" interview showing the Dalai Lama in all...

Chinese Nobel laureate's death turns focus to...

Jul 14, 2017

Friends of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo's family say efforts to persuade the...