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Switzerland beats Serbia 4-1

24.09.2006 | Tennis

The Swiss Davis Cup Team has secured its place in the World Group. Roger made everything clear with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win over Novak Djokovic of Serbia.


After winning Friday's opening singles match against Janko Tipsarevic and then taking a second point in the doubles alongside partner Yves Allegro on Saturday, Roger made it three out of three on Sunday to put the Swiss 3-1 up with one match left to play.


Marco Chiudinelli beat Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-1 in the remaining reverse singles match.


"It was very important for us to keep our place in the world group and it's a fantastic feeling because somehow the Davis Cup always brings out a lot of emotion," Roger said.


Djokovic came into Sunday's encounter on the back of an impressive 12 months during which he had climbed 60 ranking places to world No. 21.


Switzerland were drawn into this weekend's relegation battle after losing 3-2 to Australia in a first round match which Federer did not play. Since taking Switzerland to the semifinals and quarterfinals of the 2003 and 2004 competitions, Roger has decided to skip the Davis Cup first round to concentrate on his individual career.


"I'd love to play all the Davis Cup [matches] because with the quality in this team we definitely have the potential to win it one day," Roger said when asked about his future commitment to the competition.

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26.09.2006 | 01:35
Great display you served very well in all games Roger and you returned serve incredibly well. The way you broke serve several times against Novak Djokovic with a series of clean winner was just awesome. Congratulations and all the best for future i am co
26.09.2006 | 00:23
CONGRATULATIONS! ROGER.... Switzerland deserves to win. You & your Swiss team are so good! Go Go Roger.... I wish your team will one day be the Davis Cup Champion....

God bless!
26.09.2006 | 00:19
Hello Roger
Congratulations to you and your team for a wonderful victory.
It must be a great feeling to participate in a team for your country--you appeared to enjoy yourself.
And what a joy for the ever so polite Swiss people to be able to watch their
25.09.2006 | 21:48
Dear Roger

I am so glad that you beat Djokovic because he is full of gamesmanship. Congrats to you and the rest of the team, you all performed well.

Take some rest and get ready for Japan. I do hope I will be able to see some of the matches.

25.09.2006 | 20:55
Congratulations to the Swiss team for this deserved victory.
Good luck for the Davis Cup in the next year.
25.09.2006 | 17:53
Hi roger and team,

Congratulations to you all what a fantastic win 4-1 it couldn't of been any better iam really happy for you.

I know that you roger would love to play more for your country and it is a shame that you can't, i surpose if there wasn'
25.09.2006 | 16:42
Congratulations to you and your team... You deserve it, because you are beeter team ....But we( Serbian team) are proving.... I am sure we will meet again next year in World group..... But anyway i just wanted to say that it's really pitty tha
25.09.2006 | 16:18
ROGI KING !!! Excellent job as always, what a proud for your country having you, its a proud for me and i am not swiss.. imagine them...
Congratulatons to swiss team, i am happy you guys keep your place in the group.

Rest ROGI, Tokyo is waiting for y
25.09.2006 | 16:16
i miss you Roger
25.09.2006 | 16:08
Congratulatiosn to the Swiss team!!!