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smucav 11-21-2006 04:22 AM

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

Great Britain

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

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 12:56 PM

Re: Qualified Teams
I would love to see Croatia-Switzerland :devil:

Björki 11-23-2006 12:57 PM

Re: Qualified Teams
Germany will get the WC for sure.

Sommarsverige 11-26-2006 09:14 PM

Re: Qualified Teams

Originally Posted by Björki (Post 4490208)
Germany will get the WC for sure.

This means no Swedish team next year again :sad:

Björki 11-29-2006 04:35 PM

Re: Qualified Teams (updated 11/20/06)
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.

+alonso 01-14-2007 09:38 PM

Re: Qualified Teams (updated 11/20/06)
I'm sure Chile will get into the MD, there's plenty of withdrawals before this starts

Marksman 02-24-2007 01:13 AM

Re: Qualified Teams (updated 11/20/06)
It'd be cool if GB get in there :yeah:

Björki 03-12-2007 11:20 AM

Re: Qualified Teams (updated 11/20/06)
Ljubicic and Davydenko wont play here. They already commited at Poertschach.
CRO should be out.

Kiefer will play here.

Björki 03-17-2007 12:49 PM

Re: Qualified Teams (updated 11/20/06)
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 04:18 PM

Re: Qualified Teams (updated 3/12/07)
i guess ljubo is skipping cause mario probably won't play

Alonsofz 03-31-2007 04:39 PM

Re: Qualified Teams (updated 11/20/06)

Originally Posted by <Lt*Alonso*Cl> (Post 4679677)
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 05:14 PM

Re: Qualified Teams (updated 3/12/07)
I would like to see here, Nalbandian, Willy, Chucho and Chelita playing for Argentina.

ChinoRios4Ever 04-11-2007 03:51 AM

Re: Qualified Teams (updated 3/12/07)
NO Chile.... Massu enter Portschach...

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

Björki 04-11-2007 07:02 AM

Re: Qualified Teams (updated 3/12/07)
lots of team are out. They will annonce the teams next week.

Jimnik 04-11-2007 10:59 PM

Re: Qualified Teams (updated 3/12/07)
I assume all the Americans will play here.

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