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Birmingham will host Davis Cup

19.12.2008 | Tennis

The city of Birmingham, Alabama, will host the 2009 first-round Davis Cup matches between the United States and Roger-led Switzerland on March 6-8.


The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Arena is expected to seat more than 17,000 for the best-of-five series. It's the first time a Davis Cup match will be played in Alabama. Roger will play in the first round for the first time since 2004.


"It's certainly one of the tougher first-round matches we could have gotten," said McEnroe, captain of the U.S. Davis Cup-team.  Roger and Stan won the gold medal in doubles at the Olympics, beating American brothers Mike and Bob Bryan along the way. "That's pretty much their team," McEnroe said. "Assuming that they're both healthy, they're quite a formidable duo in singles and doubles."


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12/21/2008 | 06:23 PM
hey roger,

all the very best for your games.. good luck to u and stan..

hope u have a fantastic christmas and a great new year and a greater year ahead..l
lots of love and respect..
12/21/2008 | 05:28 PM
hi everybody
I am back I can't wait until the beginning of the season I hope I will be happier than 2008.
Good luck for you Roger

with love
12/21/2008 | 04:45 PM
Roger Go Go Go
i belive in you
i love you
12/21/2008 | 12:53 PM

love you rogi you rock <3<3<3<3<3
12/21/2008 | 10:31 AM
Good luck Rog n Stan!!! We all are with ya..............
12/21/2008 | 08:09 AM
Good luck Roger!Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!I enjoy your photoes very much!I hope you will win the champion in this Davis CUP!
12/21/2008 | 06:47 AM
P. McEnroe got that right… you and Stan are the Swiss team and are quite a formidable duo in singles and doubles. Wish team FedRinka all the best and great success in 2009.
Rogi, those sunny and smiley pictures of you practicing have been FED-tastic! ke
12/21/2008 | 05:28 AM
Oh,man. I was hoping you guys would play in Texas so I could see you play!! BOOO.
Oh well. You will have a wondeRFul time at Davis Cup. Best of luck, Can't wait to see you and Stan again! :)
12/21/2008 | 02:08 AM
Maestro (the serbian word is Majstor) good luck in the new year. You have so many fans in Serbia which is little bit strange because we tend to get too supportive of our own stars - one proof more of your greatness... Davis cup 2009 is going to be SO inte
12/21/2008 | 01:47 AM
Bottom line , in my opinion Roger has only 2 more shots at the French Open , that's it .

To me he is already the greatest player ever to play the game , but if he wants to complete his career grand slam and to be officially named by tennis experts and