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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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10/01/2008 | 12:11 AM
Hey, long time no see, but that's probably because i've been in the forum to get my post # up. How are u doing? Yes, I actually liked Nole before his behavior became an issue. Now, he's a nuisance. It's a shame, because I really like his game, bu
09/30/2008 | 09:50 PM
I just wish the best of luck roger be supporting you from here venezuela and just wait to win one more time ..!

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09/30/2008 | 09:22 PM
i love also these pictures about him. if you take a look at his face not just that way like "just look at him" but try also to see, everyone can see that in Roger how much seriousness is, which life put in his heart.
09/30/2008 | 07:56 PM

I knew something was wrong in my post... I should have written "le placher des vaches" of course.
09/30/2008 | 06:55 PM

I agree with you that Fakovic does not seem to have the same confidence and will to win. I think he thought he was the best in the world in January after winning AO (using a bit of faking of course). He thought he had pretty much all
09/30/2008 | 06:45 PM
*** marycorbin & Takeko

About the female tennis players, I do believe it is much easier for them to win more titles because of the fact that many of them do not attend all the tournaments even the Masters. For example, here at the Rogers Cup, many of
09/30/2008 | 06:39 PM
Speaking of Fakovic alias Djerko alias ... I think something is really wrong with him. He does not seem to have the same confidence and will to win. Surprise, surprise!!! Murray will surpass him very soon. Murray is the guy to watch. His match in the semi
09/30/2008 | 06:23 PM
-Tilou, p11 and 12,

Ha, ha, ha, I agree with you re. Djokovic. He is and will be always Fakovic or Djokoquit unless he grows up in TRUE SENSE in many ways.

-marycorbin, p12,

I agree with you. I also saw the TV program about Stefi. Somehow some fe
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