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Confirmed Teams and Players (updated 5/19/07)

smucav
11-21-2006, 03:22 AM
Teams
Czech Republic: Tomas Berdych/Jan Hajek/Martin Damm
Spain: David Ferrer/Nicolas Almagro/Bartolome Salva-Vidal
United States: James Blake/Mardy Fish/Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
Argentina: Jose Acasuso/Agustin Calleri/Juan Ignacio Chela
Germany: Florian Mayer/Philipp Kohlschreiber/Benjamin Becker/Alexander Waske/Michael Kohlmann
Belgium: Kristof Vliegen/Olivier Rochus/Steve Darcis
Sweden: Robin Soderling/Jonas Bjorkman/Thomas Johansson
(WC) Chile: Fernando Gonzalez/Nicolas Massu/Julio Peralta
OUT Croatia
OUT Russia
OUT Switzerland

Alternates
France
Great Britain

Players in bold have confirmed their participation at the ARAG ATP World Team Championship 2007.

http://www.arag-world-team-cup.de/en/news/stories/newsarticle_8722_rx.asp
Champion Croatia to Return - Hosts Need Wildcard

Spain, the United States and defending champions Croatia have qualified in the top three positions for the 2007 ARAG ATP World Team Championship, which will be held at the Rochusclub in Düsseldorf from 20-26 May 2007. Russia, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Argentina, who ended No. 4-7 respectively, will also take their place at the round-robin format competition, based on the combined year-end INDESIT ATP 2006 Race standings of the two best players of each country.

Four-time former champions Germany has finished at No. 11 in the Race to Düsseldorf 2007 - outside of the seven automatic qualification spots. The host nation have celebrated the achievements of Tommy Haas, who finished No. 11 in the INDESIT ATP 2006 Race and won three ATP titles in Delray Beach, Los Angeles and Memphis. But compatriot Nicolas Kiefer (photo) has been sidelined since Roland Garros in May due to a severe wrist injury, which ultimately cost Germany an automatic qualifying berth. Last year's beaten finalists are most likely to be awarded a Wildcard by the ATP and the event's organizers. France (No. 8), 2003-04 titlists Chile (No. 9) and Great Britain (No. 10) will be on standby should one of the qualified teams drops out.

The ARAG ATP World Team Championships, which has been contested at the Rochusclub in Düsseldorf since 1978, features the world's eight best tennis nations. With a squad of three to five players, the eight nations are drawn into two groups of four teams. Every country plays a minimum of three ties, consisting of two singles and one doubles rubber, against all three of the other nations in its group. The leading nation of each group then contests the championship.

The round robin format has also been a staple of the Tennis Masters Cup circuit finale. The ATP recently announced that 12 tournaments would experiment with the format starting with Adelaide in the first week of the 2007 season, with the aim of improving the tournament experience for players, tennis fans, broadcasters and promoters.

Blue Heart24
11-23-2006, 11:56 AM
I would love to see Croatia-Switzerland :devil:

Björki
11-23-2006, 11:57 AM
Germany will get the WC for sure.

Sommarsverige
11-26-2006, 08:14 PM
Germany will get the WC for sure.

This means no Swedish team next year again :sad:

Björki
11-29-2006, 03:35 PM
Haas already commits he will play here.
Haas schafft Klarheit - Deutschland erhält Wildcard

Tommy Haas wird vom 20. bis zum 26. Mai 2007 beim ARAG WORLD TEAM CUP aufschlagen. Deutschlands Spitzenspieler gab bereits jetzt seine Zusage für die 30. Ausgabe der Tennis-Mannschafts-Weltmeisterschaft im Düsseldorfer Rochusclub.

http://www.arag-world-team-cup.de/

+alonso
01-14-2007, 08:38 PM
I'm sure Chile will get into the MD, there's plenty of withdrawals before this starts

Marksman
02-24-2007, 12:13 AM
It'd be cool if GB get in there :yeah:

Björki
03-12-2007, 10:20 AM
Ljubicic and Davydenko wont play here. They already commited at Poertschach.
CRO should be out.

Kiefer will play here.

Björki
03-17-2007, 11:49 AM
Berdych, Stepanek confirmed.


Tschechisches Tennis-Duo bei Mannschafts-WM
Di 13 Mär, 14:17 Uhr

Düsseldorf (dpa) - Die tschechischen Tennis-Profis Tomas Berdych und Radek Stepanek haben ihre Teilnahme an der Mannschafts-Weltmeisterschaft vom 20. bis 26. Mai in Düsseldorf zugesagt.

Der 21 Jahre alte Berdych ist die aktuelle Nummer 12 der ATP-Weltrangliste, sein sieben Jahre älterer Landsmann Stepanek liegt nach einer Verletzungspause auf Platz 26. Bei der Mannschafts-WM erreichte Tschechien bisher drei Mal das Finale.

croat123
03-31-2007, 03:18 PM
i guess ljubo is skipping cause mario probably won't play

Alonsofz
03-31-2007, 03:39 PM
I'm sure Chile will get into the MD, there's plenty of withdrawals before this starts
Fernando González said that he will not play tournaments before GS, so... Bye WTC... :sad:

ExcaliburII
03-31-2007, 04:14 PM
I would like to see here, Nalbandian, Willy, Chucho and Chelita playing for Argentina.

ChinoRios4Ever
04-11-2007, 02:51 AM
NO Chile.... Massu enter Portschach...

probably NO Croatia too, Ljubo and Mario enter Portscach too...

Björki
04-11-2007, 06:02 AM
lots of team are out. They will annonce the teams next week.

Jimnik
04-11-2007, 09:59 PM
I assume all the Americans will play here.

wenty
04-13-2007, 04:28 AM
I would like to see here, Nalbandian, Willy, Chucho and Chelita playing for Argentina.

Agreed. :)

Björki
04-13-2007, 12:18 PM
USA confirmed.
Blake, Fish and Bryans


US-Team mit Blake, Fish und weltbestem Doppel
Fr 13 Apr, 12:42 Uhr

US-Team mit Blake, Fish und weltbestem Doppel
Bild vergrößern

Düsseldorf (dpa) - Die Tennis-Nationalmannschaft der USA tritt zum World Team Cup vom 20. bis 26. Mai in Düsseldorf mit ihrer derzeit besten Besetzung an.

Mit den Einzelspielern James Blake und Mardy Fish sowie den Zwillingen Bob und Mike Bryan als weltbestem Doppel streben die Amerikaner ihren ersten Erfolg bei der Mannschafts-Weltmeisterschaft seit 1993 an. Diese Besetzung gaben die Veranstalter in Düsseldorf bekannt.

Nymeria
04-17-2007, 06:33 AM
I noticed at the website that they updated the part about Länder & Spieler... there only 7 flags left, does this mean that this are for participating teams? :scratch: (because the players names when clicking on the countries are also different names than the top2 players named at the homepage)

Björki
04-17-2007, 07:23 AM
confirmed teams:

CZE (Berdych, Stepanek)
ESP (Ferrer, Almagro)
USA (Blake, Fish, Bryans)
ARG (Acasuso, Calleri, Canas)
GER (Haas, Kiefer)
BEL (O.Rochus, Vliegen, Malisse)
SWE (Söderling, Björkman, T.Johansson)

WC: not decided yet

elo25
04-21-2007, 11:46 PM
Gaston Gaudio (ARG) is not played? :mad:


Traduccion...
Gaston Gaudio (ARG) no juega para argentina??

JuanRodriguez
04-23-2007, 12:16 PM
confirmed teams:

BEL (O.Rochus, Vliegen, Malisse)


cool! :yeah:

Foosimoo
04-24-2007, 01:16 AM
Belgium :woohoo:

Duncan
04-25-2007, 10:16 AM
When will WC be announced?

Björki
04-25-2007, 10:50 AM
no idea. probably no team is interested. :p

Pea
04-26-2007, 03:14 PM
Yay, Olivier and Xavier back on a team.:D

valexie03
04-26-2007, 03:38 PM
no idea. probably no team is interested. :p

Maybe they'll invite Canada!;) :cool:

kiwi10is
05-05-2007, 12:53 PM
word on the street says the wildcard will go to Chilie

Björki
05-05-2007, 02:00 PM
They want Chile. We should know later today.

kiwi10is
05-05-2007, 03:44 PM
The Ticker Chile gets a wildcard into the World Team Championships in Dusseldorf

But it was only on the tennisticker yet... Nothing in the German news yet

lucho_coria
05-05-2007, 05:05 PM
González ratifica que jugará Dusseldorf y queda libre en el arranque de Roma

El número uno de Chile justificó su presencia en la Copa del Mundo por Equipos, aún sin saber con qué compañero. Además se conoció que debutará en segunda ronda en el Foro Itálico debido a su calidad de sexto sembrado.

Es momento de decisiones para el chileno Fernando González (6º de la ATP), quien optó por olvidar la recomendación de su técnico Larry Stefanki de descansar una semana antes de Roland Garros y determinó jugar sí o sí la Copa del Mundo por Equipos de Dusseldorf, que arranca el 20 de mayo.

"Lo que pasa es que no he jugado mucho en arcilla y tres partidos antes de París me vendrían bien. Se juega con las mismas pelotas que en Roland Garros Y es un torneo atractivo. Por eso al final opté por ir", justificó González en diálogo con el diario La Tercera.

"Los resultados no han sido los esperados. Me ha costado más que otros años acostumbrarme a la arcilla. Pero estoy tranquilo porque el año recién empieza y uno no puede pensar que puede andar siempre bien. Son momentos que hay que asumir y superar", completó.

Al ser el número uno de Chile y top ten, González recibió la invitación de los organizadores del torneo alemán y es él que decide cómo se conforma el equipo nacional.

La prioridad la tiene Nicolás Massú, pero el viñamarino tiene comprometida su actuación en el torneo de Pörtschach (Austria).
"Nicolás habló con gente de la ATP y lo ven difícil, porque son pocas las figuras que hay en el torneo", comentó González.

En la tarde de este sábado Massú debería entregar su postura final. Ese será el momento en el que González definirá quién más lo acompañará, aunque es obvio que las otras cartas son Paul Capdeville y Adrián García.



THE ARTICLE SAID THAT GONZALEZ CONFIRM YOUR PATICIPATION IN DUSSELDORF , BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT MASSU IS IN POLAND THIS WEEK
AND THIS AFTERNOON MASSU DECIDED IF HE PLAY IN POLAND OR IN DUSSELDORF

enqvistfan
05-05-2007, 09:52 PM
In Austria :)


THE ARTICLE SAID THAT GONZALEZ CONFIRM YOUR PATICIPATION IN DUSSELDORF , BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT MASSU IS IN POLAND THIS WEEK
AND THIS AFTERNOON MASSU DECIDED IF HE PLAY IN POLAND OR IN DUSSELDORF

ZackBusner
05-05-2007, 10:08 PM
The way I understand this is Gonzalez will play WTC in any case. If Massú doesn't join him some other chilenian will.

rafa
05-06-2007, 07:26 AM
What about Salvà-Vidal joining the spanish team? :confused:

kiwi10is
05-06-2007, 07:32 AM
I read somewhere (don`t remember where) that the teams (at least 3 players) will be officially announced on Monday. So hopefully we will get something official about Chile and about Nicolas Kiefer playing for Germany or not.

Björki
05-08-2007, 09:20 AM
Kiefer is out.

Nymeria
05-09-2007, 02:47 PM
on WTC website it now says Chile is 8th country, but so far they only got one player named, Gonzalez

kiwi10is
05-10-2007, 05:08 PM
only gonzalez?? Should be not too cool for him to play doubles on his own hehe
my guess is that the ATP will allow Massu to play in Düsseldorf instead of Pörtschach because Garcia and Capdeville need to play qualification in Paris

JMG
05-10-2007, 07:34 PM
But the Austrians didn't even let Phau play last year.

ExcaliburII
05-11-2007, 03:01 AM
Massu wont be able to play. Will Gonzalez play with a junior?

azza
05-11-2007, 01:41 PM
Australia should have got the WC :sad:

Rodrigo76
05-11-2007, 03:24 PM
Massu wont be able to play. Will Gonzalez play with a junior?

Official: Massu said that will play in Dusseldorf with Fernando Gonzalez...he obtained the permission of Poertschach director...I think that adrian Garcia will be the third player because capdeville want to play rolang garros qualy.

kiwi10is
05-11-2007, 04:58 PM
Massu's name just appeared on the WTC website!!!

NicoFan
05-12-2007, 03:16 PM
Unfortunately yes Nico is playing. :rolleyes:

And he had to play 5,000 Euros just for the pleasure of doing so.

:mad:

Nico's my favorite player, but he was insane to do that. I can't think of another player who would do something like that. :(

RickDaStick
05-12-2007, 03:34 PM
Unfortunately yes Nico is playing. :rolleyes:

And he had to play 5,000 Euros just for the pleasure of doing so.

:mad:

Nico's my favorite player, but he was insane to do that. I can't think of another player who would do something like that. :(

Dont feel too bad for him. He will make much more in Dusseldorf.

NicoFan
05-12-2007, 03:36 PM
Dont feel too bad for him. He will make much more in Dusseldorf.

Less 5000 euros. That's a lot of money. And he shouldn't have had to do it.

If I were his manager, I would have said - no way.

Nico's not the one that needs to play in Dusseldorf - it was Fernando.

So why should Nico pay?

:confused:

He was crazy to agree to it. :(

kiwi10is
05-13-2007, 01:12 PM
I am sure the WTC management will pay for it. They are happy to have Chile and they will pay 5000 Euro to have Massu there.

shotgun
05-15-2007, 02:22 PM
It's ironic that Gonzalez was complaining of lack of matches in on clay, now he's just reached the Rome final so playing here wouldn't be that necessary anymore.

enqvistfan
05-15-2007, 09:11 PM
The third man of the Chilean team will be Julio Peralta. Feña announced the news on his official website.

Peralta, 25 years old, has no ranking at the moment, and retired in 2004 due to many injuries, and apparently, he wants to come back.

Garcia and Capdeville will play the qualies in Paris.

But, it's sure that Fernando and Nicolas will play all the matches in Dusseldorf.

kiwi10is
05-16-2007, 10:30 AM
But, it's sure that Fernando and Nicolas will play all the matches in Dusseldorf.

yes it is. Nicolas is officialy out of the acceptance list for Poertschach and he doesn`t have to pay anything. The reason for his withdrawal was "released from the TD to play Dusseldorf" The ATP allowed him to withdraw from Poertschach

scoobs
05-16-2007, 10:32 AM
Any word on who the Germans will field yet? Kiefer looks to have pulled out of Roland Garros so I doubt he'll be Dusseldorf - and Haas with his injury seems unlikely to play too.

kiwi10is
05-16-2007, 07:14 PM
Kiwi's wrist is healed but he withdrew from WTC and Roland Garros because he needs more practice for his comeback and a comeback on clay wouldn`t be good. He'll comeback in Halle for Gerry Weber Open. At least that`s the last news I heard from him. Tommy is getting treatment in Florida and is planing to play the WTC but still nothing is sure. Kohlschreiber, Waske, Kohlmann and Becker were also chosen by Patrik Kühnen. If Tommy cannot play Florian Mayer will be in the team.

enqvistfan
05-16-2007, 07:22 PM
Sorry Kiwi, it wasn't a question :) I wanted to say that now, it's sure that Fernando and Nico will play all the matches in Dusseldorf :)

yes it is. Nicolas is officialy out of the acceptance list for Poertschach and he doesn`t have to pay anything. The reason for his withdrawal was "released from the TD to play Dusseldorf" The ATP allowed him to withdraw from Poertschach

Rodrigo76
05-17-2007, 02:07 PM
Sorry Kiwi, it wasn't a question :) I wanted to say that now, it's sure that Fernando and Nico will play all the matches in Dusseldorf :)

yes, y think the same...maybe peralta will play some doubles matches...but im not sure.

Rodrigo76
05-17-2007, 02:10 PM
when appears the groups?...

enqvistfan
05-17-2007, 02:32 PM
I think he'll be the sparring partner, and for him, it will be a good experience to be in the team.

yes, y think the same...maybe peralta will play some doubles matches...but im not sure.

HEiKE
05-17-2007, 02:39 PM
when appears the groups?...

Draws will be made friday afternoon as far as I know. That's what it was the past years.

I so can't wait, I will be there all week long :-)

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
05-17-2007, 04:09 PM
Draws will be made friday afternoon as far as I know. That's what it was the past years.

I so can't wait, I will be there all week long :-)

lucky you, i love Düsseldorf, such a lovely place.

Go Czech guys Berdych & Stepanek :bigclap: