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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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09/22/2008 | 04:58 PM
Many, many congratulations, dear Roger and Stan, for the great achievement. How happy you must be, and we fans, too.

Thank you, ezrabartz (I hope the spelling is correct) for what you wrote (p.10). How true! That's why we admire our champion so much
09/22/2008 | 04:49 PM
way to go fedrinka :D
09/22/2008 | 04:23 PM
Go Swiss
i love you Roger
xxxxx
09/22/2008 | 04:13 PM
Roger and Stan,

Congratulations! it is a joy to see you back in Davis Cup world group.

Wish you success next year and years to come.

09/22/2008 | 04:07 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on achieving another one of your goals this year! What has especially impressed me about this year for you in particular is that, in spite of all the tough losses (which for any other player would have just been part of a re
09/22/2008 | 03:57 PM
Felicitaciones!!!!!!!!!
la pareja de oro el tennis!
un abrazo y ya se conocen el camino al triunfo, sólo siganlo!
un beso!
Roger Te Amo!
09/22/2008 | 03:48 PM
Hey Rog
what an awesome show you put up in the Davis cup playoffs! It feels great to see you rejoicing after a nagging period of traumas! Hope to see you smiling always! Hey champ your U.S.open victory surely put your antis in confusion 'bout what to sa
09/22/2008 | 03:38 PM
My Dear Roger,

Well done to you and Stan. I know that you make a formidable team. Keep up the good works.

Your number one fan,

Leta
09/22/2008 | 03:18 PM
....theSameThoughts....
09/22/2008 | 03:15 PM
Congratulations Swiss Team !!
What a great victory for this wonderful team !
Love, Sandra