[Yahoo] Russia looks to have edge in Fed Cup (AP)

Rusty Backhand
11-23-2004, 08:16 PM
With the U.S. Open and French Open champions, plus home-court advantage, Russia looks as if it has a good shot at winning the Fed Cup for the first time. And it doesn't hurt that semifinal opponent Austria and potential finalist France are missing top players. ``We are favorites if we show our best tennis,'' Russian captain Shamil Tarpischev said after Tuesday's draw.