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Switzerland meets the US

23.09.2008 | Tennis

The Swiss Davis Cup team will play the United States in the first round of the 2009 Davis Cup competition (March 6-8, 2009).


The Swiss team gained promotion to the elite World Group last weekend after a one-year absence. The match in the US could feature the world's number one ranked doubles pair, the Bryan twins, against Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka, who won gold in the doubles event at the Beijing Olympics.


The Swiss played three of the last ten encounters abroad, one of which - 2007 against the Czech Republic - they lost. The US team around Patrick McEnroe last won the Cup in 2007 and lost in this year's semi-final against Spain last weekend.


Severin Lüthi, the captain of the Swiss team, said it will be a difficult task against the USA, the 32-times-champion. "The Americans have a lot of strong singles players as well as the Bryan brothers, the leading doubles team in the world. But our team has chances against any other nation." Switzerland is the only team in the World Group next to the USA and Spain with two top-ten players.


The location of play is still open, but must be decided upon by December 16, 2008, according to the regulations of the International Tennis Federation.



The first round:


Argentina - Netherlands

Czech Republic - France

USA - Switzerland

Cratia - Chile

Sweden - Israel

Russia - Rumania

Germany - Austria

Spain - Serbia





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10/23/2008 | 12:32 AM
HEy Roger,

America is a powerful country and they have good quality players (especially the Brian's). They are very tough on hard courts too!

I think you're a pretty good player. We should play some time. I'm undefeated against anyone over 82 years
10/20/2008 | 01:50 PM
Good luck! catch americans ,roddick vs federer must be thrilled
10/17/2008 | 10:24 PM
go roger i know you and stan will do the job

good luck
10/15/2008 | 06:23 PM
Speaking from an American herself, I hope the Swiss team dominates first round! :-)
10/13/2008 | 12:32 PM
Hehe, is's written: Cratia - Chile (it's Croatia)...Ayway, best wishes to my favourite tennis team ever, Swiss Davis Cup team and especially to Rogie...Best wishes in 2009...:)
10/13/2008 | 05:14 AM
hi dear,
We miss you...tough draw but I know u can overcome it. So all the best for that...Take care and we will be supporting for you.
10/13/2008 | 02:57 AM
Hi Roger,

Oh, I'm sooooo glad the Swiss team has made it to the 2009 Davis Cup competition!

Keep up that great confidence you had when you and Stan won the Gold at the Beijing Olympics, and you'll beat the pants off of the US team!!

10/10/2008 | 12:41 PM

10/02/2008 | 12:39 AM
There will be some interesting matches. Hope it bring out your best tennis! Go Roger!
10/02/2008 | 12:20 AM
Oh wow! I'm excited! I was going to say I'll try to be neutral like Switzerland, but who am I kidding? I'll root for Roger all the way :D.
I wonder where the venue will be?
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