Dominic Stricker between chair and bench

Dominic Stricker is stuck between the chair and the bench and keeps calm, he says: “These setbacks are quite normal”

Tennis talent Dominic Stricker recently struggled with a form slump and a back injury. Now the Bernese comes against Estonia for his first appearance in the Davis Cup.

Dominic Stricker is in the Swiss Davis Cup line-up for the first time.

Urs Lindt / freshfocus

A year ago he triumphed in the junior competition of the French Open, in March he won his first professional tournament in Lugano, in May he reached his ATP debut in Geneva after successes against Grand Slam winners Marin Cilic and Marton Fucsovics the quarterfinals. Likewise in Stuttgart, where he defeated a top 20 player with Hubert Hurkacz, who shortly after defeated Roger Federer in Wimbledon and reached the semi-finals. In the world rankings, he moved up from 1168th to 287th place within three months. And at the end of July, the 19-year-old won his first ATP tournament in Gstaad – in doubles alongside Marc-Andrea Hüsler.

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