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Switzerland back in the World Group

20.09.2008 | Tennis

Roger and Stan made everything clear in the doubles today, bringing Switzerland back into next year's elite Davis Cup World Group.

 

The Olympic gold medal team defeated Belgium's Xavier Malisse and Olivier Rochus 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3 for a 3-0 lead in the best-of-five playoff series.

 

Half an hour before the beginning of the match Roger and Stan were honoured for their achievements in Beijing. Sports minister Samuel Schmid and the president of Swiss Olympic, Jörg Schild, were also present to congratulate the two stars who received standing ovations.

 

Roger described the ambiance as "great. It is so nice to celebrate this triumph after last year's disappointment." Asked about next year, he said: "My schedule is a lot better than this year."

      

 
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09/23/2008 | 03:40 AM
Excelent, roger welcome back
continue with your habilities
09/23/2008 | 02:24 AM
Hi Roger,

You and Stan are the greatest doubles team.
Congratulations on this victory.
And many more to come!

Timothy
09/23/2008 | 01:23 AM
Well done Roger, Stan and the whole swiss team! Kep it up, hope you will win the Davis cup final, it's too early, I know, but I'm hoping, now that Roger is back on the team. Im so happy for you, guys.

Wishing you the best always!

Stay happy and heal
09/23/2008 | 01:11 AM
***Kuetschuek***

What a snazzy picture of the Swiss Davis Cup team in suits and red check ties! Not how we usually see our heroes. Thanks for posting it!

Cheers,
MC
09/23/2008 | 12:55 AM
***kuetschuek,
Great picture of the Swiss team indeed! Thanks a lot.
(I tried to save it on my PC but it did not work.)
09/23/2008 | 12:34 AM
fans:
for a short time nice picture on this site

www.mytennis.ch
09/23/2008 | 12:31 AM
Congratulations, Roger and Stan!!!! :) WAY TO GO!!!!!!! Rock on! :)
09/22/2008 | 10:50 PM
***lucrezia, wanted to propose you to get acquainted at Swiss Indoors but realized that I'll be there on 21. and 22.
I'm counting the days up to the tournament.
I wish you all the best in Basel and I hope too that you can see RF in action.
09/22/2008 | 10:17 PM
Dearest Roger,

Awesome, absolutely great - Congratulations to you and Stan for the great achievement at the Davis Coup. It's a joy that you guys bring back Switzerland into the elite World Group. I am very proud of you!!
Wishing you both best of luck.
09/22/2008 | 09:07 PM
**congratulation** to roger and stan you guys are brilliant n superb... n for beloved roger keep winning so you can get bck your no.1 position soon..... wish you a very best of luck in this coming tournamentin stockhom.. take care n god bless you always