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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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09/29/2008 | 10:49 AM
My post above regards to Roger and Daren Cahill teaming up, I found it in the forum.
09/29/2008 | 04:20 AM
Not sure guys, it is posted already...

Rogi and Daren Cahil teaming up
Under the leadership of Jose Higueras since April 2008, Roger Federer has decided to end its collaboration with the former glory of Spanish tennis.

09/29/2008 | 02:24 AM
I'm so ecstatic that Fakervic lost in straight sets to Tsonga. Go JWT!
09/29/2008 | 12:14 AM
Congratulations from spain. I hope you'll win someday
09/28/2008 | 07:57 PM
Best Wishes to Swiss team! And the most for Roger! All the best!
09/28/2008 | 05:32 PM
*** jeux-set-match,

Unfortunately I was not able to wake up for the Tsonga-Djoko match. It was too tough in the middle of the night and I have been very tired lately.

Thank you so much for providing the results. I am very happy that Jo (I read som
09/28/2008 | 04:35 PM
I'm on your side ,no matter what happens.
09/28/2008 | 11:59 AM
YES JoWilly has his revenge. He won in 2 sets.
Did you see the match? 1st TB and 2nd set 6.4
JW did not play like at the AO but he is on his way back.. Fakovic is not playing with confidence and of course he had a medical time-out, but to be f
09/28/2008 | 07:15 AM
Roger the Great,

Congratulations to you for winning the Davis Cup match against Belgium. I am very happy for you, your Davis Cup team and your country. But Roger, what a first round in 2009!! Switzerland and USA, two best teams, will be playing in t
09/28/2008 | 04:59 AM
Thank you. You are always so kind.

Dear Roger,
Wishing you the very best in Stockolm. I will be thinking about you and sending you good vibes. In my book, you will always be No 1.
Lots of love and cheers.