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Thanks for this info Mrs. B

I am so excited!!!
When do we find out the venue???
I hope its close to NYC.....I will try my best to go!!!

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hope it's also on the east coast, Laura, then i might try to join you!


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Oh boy this really sucks. No doubt this will be played on an ice rink. And I can't see Stan taking out Blake or Roddick. I have to believe Roger will play as there's no way Switzerland will take out the USA without him. And probably not much of a chance with him.

Quite amazing though that Switzerland draws USA and Serbia draws Spain.

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And probably not much of a chance with him.
It will probably be up to the doubles... Hopefully the Swiss can pull out a Beijing again and beat the Bryans
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It will probably be up to the doubles... Hopefully the Swiss can pull out a Beijing again and beat the Bryans
I'm not so confident of Roger taking out Roddick on a very fast surface where he can throw down bombs left and right. And that's assuming he beats Blake. Assuming the Roger of 2008 no longer exists in 2009 he should beat Blake, but you never know when playing on an ice rink.

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I'm not so confident of Roger taking out Roddick on a very fast surface where he can throw down bombs left and right. And that's assuming he beats Blake. Assuming the Roger of 2008 no longer exists in 2009 he should beat Blake, but you never know when playing on an ice rink.
Hopefully 2008's crappy form will be long gone and Roger will be back to his old self... And if that's the case, then neither Andy nor Blake could really threat him, even on an ice rink
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I'm not so confident of Roger taking out Roddick on a very fast surface where he can throw down bombs left and right. And that's assuming he beats Blake. Assuming the Roger of 2008 no longer exists in 2009 he should beat Blake, but you never know when playing on an ice rink.
There's nothing like an Ice rink. The fastest hardcourts in US are in Cincinnati....and roger didn't have any trouble with andy there...and the other important thing to remember is that these are going to be best of 5.......so roger will have a really good shot at winning bothi his matches....no matter where they are played.....and i believe it will come down to stan and especially doubles......

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Difficult opponent. I really hope Roger decides to play to make the tie interesting Hopp Switzerland!!!

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An intriguing tie, indeed.
I hope all the top players get to participate.
As things stand right now, I would say it's going to be the doubles that decide the tie.
Hopefully Wawa does well in singles.

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There's nothing like an Ice rink. The fastest hardcourts in US are in Cincinnati....and roger didn't have any trouble with andy there...and the other important thing to remember is that these are going to be best of 5.......so roger will have a really good shot at winning bothi his matches....no matter where they are played.....and i believe it will come down to stan and especially doubles......
Yeah well I think the surface the USA used against Spain in 2007 and France in 2008 was about as fast as you can get. I'm guessing it was faster than Cincy and the USO. Plus it was indoors.

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am actually very excited for this tie !

I'm still confident that Roger will be able to beat Andy, regardless of the surface, and I think Stan can only improve from his form in 2008. I don't mean it'll be an easy one, but, providing roger plays, I think the swiss have a pretty good chance against the US. federinka against the bryans would be another treat .

why can't they just play this, like, tomorrow already X3?? (ok, ok, I get too excited, I guess...)


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Re: Switzerland to play USA in next year's Davis Cup, first round

DAVIS CUP - SWITZERLAND MEETS THE US


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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Re: Switzerland to play USA in next year's Davis Cup, first round

Interesting match-ups! For the first time ever I might even get interested in the DC... both Switzerland - USA and Spain - Serbia will be nerve crackers I expect.

And oh, oh, poor Dutchies...
(well, even if they happened to win their tie against South-Korea, I don't think they belong in the World Group at all, so no harm done there... can't wait to go all-in at the vBet on that tie, )

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