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Switzerland leads 2-0

20.09.2008 | Tennis

Switzerland has taken a 2-0 lead in the Davis Cup World Group playoff.


Stanislas Wawrinka beat Steve Darcis 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in a four-hour match to give the Swiss the lead. Roger then went on to beat Kristof Vliegen 7-6(1), 6-4, 6-2, improving his career record in Davis Cup singles to 25-6.


Roger went down a break in the first two sets but then managed to come back strong, especially relying on his serve - with a percentage of 73 first services in the field. "Even if I had lost a set, that would not have been the end of the world. But I was a bit nervous before the tie-break in the first set and in the middle of the second. I just knew that it was important to get my game from the baseline together, which I eventually managed to do."


The Swiss pair are scheduled to revive their Olympic partnership in Saturday's doubles rubber against Xavier Malisse and Olivier Rochus, who won the 2004 French Open.

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09/20/2008 | 10:15 PM
**TriniMum127 I was also glad that the USA pulled out the doubles win. So did Brazil. HOORAY!

I’m mostly happy about Roger and FedRinka wins though. No matter that Roger plays for Switzerland, he is the most beloved athlete of them all. 'He does belon
09/20/2008 | 10:08 PM
Hey Roger!!!
That´s great!! Congratulations! and keep going!!
You and Wawrinka are an great team. I know you can do it!!Good Luck!!!!
09/20/2008 | 09:52 PM
Well done Roger. My brother my son and myself R UR biggest fan in the world. watch every match, keep doing what u do, ure still our number 1. shazz (england)
09/20/2008 | 09:26 PM
Hey Rog,
I saw the match!!!
And what a great match it was!!! I realy enjoyed it!!!! Only the last set i could'nt see completly, because of the switch 'Sporza'Belgium Tv made to see the finish of the Vuelta. But not for long, so i could see you and Stan
09/20/2008 | 09:26 PM
VERY happy for the US that Mardy and Mike pulled off the Doubles rubber!!

Hopefully, Andy could beat TBP tomorrow!! He beat him before, and James and Sam could give a few pointers. Did you see the tension in Nada's face? Good Lord, lighten up man. Spa
09/20/2008 | 08:53 PM
Beautiful work, Fedrinka!

So pleased to see that you won the match in 4 sets, getting stronger with every set! A great day for Fedrinka and a great day for Switzerland! Special congrats to Stan for his steady performance after a tough 5-setter yest
09/20/2008 | 08:52 PM
Way to go RF!
You're the man!
P.s. I love the new website color.
09/20/2008 | 08:45 PM
Congrats, Team Fedrinka, for giving Switzerland an unassailable 3-0!!!

According to the Davis Cup website, you were both honoured for the Olypics gold before the start of the doubles and....

"The emotions were strong. I had tears in my eyes and coul
09/20/2008 | 08:35 PM
Congrats Roger!!!! Now a 3-0 lead! I hope that you get to celebrate with your teammates, you and Stan should be very proud. As we are of you. :)
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