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Switzerland eliminate Great Britain

25.09.2005 | Tennis

Switzerland retained their place in the Davis Cup's elite 16-nation World Group on Saturday after winning their play-off against Britain. Roger combined with regular partner Yves Allegro in Saturday's doubles rubber to see off Greg Rusedski and Andy Murray 7-5 2-6 7-6 6-2. The result left Britain trailing Switzerland 3-0 with just two reverse singles rubbers left to play on Sunday. And those merely only had statistical character: George Bastl only left David Sherwood with three games (6:3, 6:0), Wawrinka secured the flawless 5:0 Swiss victory with a 7:5, 7:6 (7:5) against Mackin.

 

"This is magnificent -- it's been a very special weekend," said Roger. "It's been a long time since I played in Switzerland and it gives me a lot of pleasure to play in front of my home fans."

 
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09/25/2005 | 04:23 AM
I am jealous of all these fans around the world who got to see you play against Britain. And a champagne shower on BBC? I live in the US and I had to follow google.com news reports just to see how the matches turned out! Congratulations! Other than flying
09/25/2005 | 03:21 AM
Hello Roger
Congatulations to you and the Swiss team for a wonderful win.
What a thrill for you to play in front of your very own home crowd and, equally, what a thrill for them as well to have you there in front of them.

Regards
Margaret Australia
09/25/2005 | 02:02 AM
will u come to Chile to play in clay with us?
09/25/2005 | 02:00 AM
What a dream victory Roger! Congratulations to you and your team - it must feel great to be Swiss these days!
Clearly, your presence back in the team and awesome opening performance inspired everyone else to play their absolute best. I am so proud of yo
kriko
09/25/2005 | 01:39 AM
¡¡¡¡¡¡BRAVOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

¡¡¡¡FELICITACIONES A ROGER Y SU BANDA!!!!


Buenos Aires -

Argentina -
09/25/2005 | 01:17 AM
yay! congrats!
break out the toblerone!
hehe, jk.
but seriously, congratulations!
go switzerland!

anjali
09/25/2005 | 12:20 AM
Great job, I really expect to see Switzerland keep going!!!
09/25/2005 | 12:06 AM
You get what you deserve. Congratulations, Switzerland! Always a pleasure to watch you play, Roger.

Best wishes!
09/25/2005 | 12:05 AM
Congratulations to you roger. That just great. Getting to play at home and win for you country what could be better than that.

-Dani
09/24/2005 | 11:38 PM
Congrats Roger!! Must of been great playing at home!!

To sweet_adeline:
and those green rubber things are noise makers....I think every country versing and WTT gives them out
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