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Sports tennis versus ice hockey: Alexander Zverev and Leon Draisaitl duel in Cologne

13:20  20 october  2020
13:20  20 october  2020 Source:   express.de

NHL superstar: Leon Draisaitl with the Kölner Haien in training

 NHL superstar: Leon Draisaitl with the Kölner Haien in training ice hockey top striker Leon Draisaitl is now keeping fit with the Kölner Haien. The top scorer of the North American professional league is currently staying in his hometown after the end of the season in North America and a subsequent vacation on Mallorca and is now training with the Haie. The club confirmed this on Monday. © dpa Leon Draisaitl Accordingly, the 24-year-old world-class striker of the Edmonton Oilers himself decides when to go on the ice with the sharks.

The ATP Tour shared a video of Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl meeting up with Alex Zverev , the No. 7 The trio met at Laxness Arena in Cologne , Germany, site of the 2020 Bett1Hulks ATP tournament. After the hockey , the three played a little bit of tennis . "It was great fun," said Zverev

Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl continues to forge friendships with his fellow national sports heroes as he hit the hardcourt in his hometown on Monday with the The NHL's reigning Hart Memorial Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award and Art Ross Trophy winner received some tennis pointers from Zverev and

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Special hit from two German sports stars in Cologne: while Leon Draisaitl (24) re-enacted his vacation enjoys a long ice hockey season with the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL in his home country, Alexander Zverev (23) is currently doing his job as a tennis professional and serving at the Bett1 Open in the Lanxess Arena.

reason enough to bring the two sports heroes together. Both professionals tried each other's sport on Monday - and faced a racket duel with puck and tennis ball.

Alexander Zverev and Leon Draisaitl swap sports

Initially, it was a matter of hitting a hard rubber disc on the tennis court in small holes in the ice hockey goal.

shooting with the sharks: NHL star Leon Draisaitl plays Oliver Pocher dizzy

 shooting with the sharks: NHL star Leon Draisaitl plays Oliver Pocher dizzy Draisaitl obviously had fun, circling around the comedian until he was downright dizzy. Then he showed him how to shoot and how to check. The motto of the show was of course taken up. It can be dangerous when the world's best ice hockey player with a height of 1.88 meters takes a 1.70 meter tall TV star seriously. From the Haien there were also other players around Frederik Tiffels (25) and goalie Hannibal Weitzmann (25). Pocher also stood in the box and tried to fend off a few pucks.

Alexander Zverev and Felix Auger-Aliassime are set to return for the bett1HULKS Championship, and will be joined this time by Diego Schwartzman and Denis Shapovalov. Zverev will be aiming to capture his second straight title in Cologne after beating Auger-Aliassime in the bett1HULKS Indoors final.

Over in Cologne , Germany it’s down to Alexander Zverev and Felix Auger-Aliassime, after the two won tough semifinal matches on Saturday to reach Zverev was the first to advance, edging Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in two tight sets, 7-5, 7-6 (3), after an hour and 56 minutes. It was far closer than

Zverev shot past the box several times. "I will probably continue to play tennis, with an ice hockey career it will not be more for me," said the seventh in the tennis world rankings, who won the first tournament in Cologne last week, with a smile . Alexander Zverev is happy about Leon Draisaitl's visit

The Hamburger, who used to play hockey when he was twelve, was happy about Draisaitl's visit: "But it was fun, because it's always nice to get to know athletes from other sports."

Leon Draisaitl , who used to stand on the tennis court a lot as a child, then tried his hand at the yellow felt balls. First, the best player of the past NHL season held up a tennis ball with an ice hockey stick, then the striker fired a few hits over the net.

Leon Draisaitl versucht in der Lanxess-Arena einen Tennisaufschlag, Profi Alexander Zverev schaut zu. © imago images / Paul Zimmer Leon Draisaitl tries a tennis serve in the Lanxess Arena, professional Alexander Zverev watches. “I can't answer whether it was good. Bringing back a serve at this level is pretty darn hard. I almost got my shoulder blown out, ”reveals the Oilers attacker.

So the two top German athletes will soon be causing a sensation again in their usual terrain. (fne)

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