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Roger secures Switzerland's Davis Cup spot

20.09.2009 | Tennis

Roger secured Switzerland's spot in the Davis Cup World Group for 2010 with a 6-3, 6-0, 6-4 victory over Italy's Potito Starace (ATP 91) today.

 

Conditions were rather difficult and almost even dangerous as the clay was wet from the past days. Roger nevertheless looked comfortable back on clay, coping well with light drizzle in the first set and a long rain delay at 4-0 in the second. After the delay, Roger came out to display some great and entertaining tennis, finishing off the match after 1:43 hours.

 

With the 3:2 win over Italy Switzerland will play in the World Group of next year's Davis Cup. The draw for the matches will take place in Geneva this coming Wednesday. Switzerland is bound to meet a strong nation in the first round as they are unseeded. They last time they passed the first round was 2003 (semi-finals) and 2004 (quarter-finals). Since then, Roger was never able to participate in the round played in spring.

 
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09/23/2009 | 02:39 AM
Congratulations Roger, it´s amazing everything you do, take a rest and be happy around your lovely family, I´m gonna miss you, loves
09/23/2009 | 01:57 AM
Congratulations Roger!!
You're our champ ;-)
09/23/2009 | 01:45 AM
Congratulations!!!
09/23/2009 | 12:26 AM
Roger, FELICITACIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIONES
flore
09/23/2009 | 12:19 AM
Dear Roger,

Well done to help Switzerland stay in the world group were u all belong. Saw the video where u were the singing leader sounds good.

Enjoy ur holiday with ur lovely family it's so well deserved.

Today Myla and Charlene are two months o
09/22/2009 | 11:06 PM
Congratulations to you and your team !
Your health is important.
Rest and relax !!
and
We are waiting for You and your family !!!
09/22/2009 | 10:57 PM
hilariuos video.thanks fans.i really enjoyed it.it s like a good therapy for the depression a blessing for the soul.i think roger would conquer an other planet: the moon after reining on the earth.go roger tha maestro.
09/22/2009 | 10:50 PM
Hilarious that video of Roger singing! Took me a good laugh:) It was obvious he was very relaxed, maybe antecipating weel deserved rest and holidays!:)
But thank God he's a great tennis player, as I don't think he would make a career as a singer, lol!
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09/22/2009 | 10:48 PM
Great!
09/22/2009 | 10:36 PM
_DRAMs, the video you shared on the bottom of p. 12 is great fun! Don't miss it! I loved the RF fans sharing the play by play of the matches of the Swiss DC. It would have been a shame to miss them and Roger's outstanding play. My gratitude to you all