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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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09/26/2008 | 07:43 PM
-eeee, p9,

I tend to agree with you, particularly Roger's priority. No, again, I do not want to see Roger beaten at Madrid or Paris. if his health is good i think he will do fine.

Hurray, Roger.
09/26/2008 | 07:40 PM
Does anybody know why this site turned greenish blue, green, then blue again? I like blue best!

Maju terus (Go) ROGER FEDERER! Best ever, ever, ever, yeah! Can't wait too see SUI vs. USA, huh?
09/26/2008 | 07:02 PM
Dear roger,
I'm very happy
Thats why I love you and your tennis.
Smart, lovely, sweet, teratological, sporty, horrifying, and make dreams come true :) ? I love you Roger
09/26/2008 | 06:56 PM
I personally prefer Paul Annacone than Daren Cahill ,I mean look what he did to Sampras in the 2nd half of his career , also when everyone was writing him off.

To me Paul Annacone is a more experienced tactician , and at a time when new talents are ari
09/26/2008 | 06:48 PM
Difficult opponent...I think Roger and Stan can beat U.S. team.I am from Serbia and we had worse luck than Swiss team(Spainish team on clay in Spain).I hope Sebia and Switzerland will win first round matches.Good luck Roger!Best wishes!
09/26/2008 | 06:15 PM
*** marj69 (p 8)
Thank you so much for the article about David Foster Wallace and Roger "La belleza del tennis" ("The beauty of tennis").
I will put the 'picture' in my profile for a while...Ha ha ha! So cute!

09/26/2008 | 06:12 PM
C'MON Switzerland and Romania:D!!!:*:*:*good luck!:x
09/26/2008 | 03:52 PM
Dear Rog
It's gonna be a tough Davis Cup next year I mean facing U.S. is not a cake walk! Wish you get the better of 'em! And hey best of luck for your upcoming matches. Hope you are having a gala time with your family!
09/26/2008 | 03:34 PM
FUERZA ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09/26/2008 | 02:59 PM
-kuetschuek, p7,

Roger Federer need a coach?

Yes, I agree with all you said. You said it all.