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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 | 07:19 PM
Hi Artful. You know I enjoy playing with your last name. I've had Federwonder for a while, but now I have another one: Federfire. You turned on some of that for the Basel crowd. What I'm most glad about though, is that it was you_and Stan getting the
09/20/2008 | 07:19 PM
Wawrinka and Roger ,congratulations!
i couldnt watch your match because my country(Argentina) was playing against Russia at the same time as yours.
I hope next year Argentina would play with Switzerland.
Good luck Roger,i love you
09/20/2008 | 07:09 PM

CONGRATULATIONS to the Swiss Golden
Team! So Roger & Stan, you can just
play for fun tomorrow. Now, good luck
in Stockholm! Love you always.
09/20/2008 | 07:03 PM
good roger make the best
god pless u
09/20/2008 | 06:41 PM
Roger!! Congratulations with your victory in the singles! And Stan, you too! ;) Also very much of congratulations for your victory in the doubles! I knew you were going to win that match :) it gives me so much joy to see how happy you two are when you win
09/20/2008 | 06:39 PM
Very good Federer!!!
=) Everybody stay with you, today, tomorrow and always!!!
Love yoouuuuu forever!!!! Switzerland and Brazil!!!
09/20/2008 | 06:29 PM
Roger, congratulations on the doubles win, too. We look forward to seeing you in the World Group. Love this new color background. xoxo, Lily
09/20/2008 | 06:29 PM
Stanislas and you are great in doubles!
Congrats for the victory over Vliegen and double of Belgium!
09/20/2008 | 06:23 PM
congrats roger on your doubles victory. could not watch the match unfortunately. Enjoy your celebrations. Good luck in singles tomorrow if you decide to play.
09/20/2008 | 06:13 PM

congrats rogi and wish you the best for the doubles
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