Defending Champs Sweden Return, Gauchos Strong at ATP World Team Cup
by Staff | May 17th, 2009, 8:39 pm
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Defending champion and former tennis powerhouse Sweden has received a wildcard as the eighth country, rounding out the field at this week’s ARAG World Team Cup in Dusseldorf, Germany.


The Swedes field Robin Soderling, Andreas Vincigguera, and doubles specialist Robert Lindstedt. The host Germans lead with Nicolas Kiefer, Rainer Schuettler, Philipp Kohlschreiber and Mischa Zverev in doubles.

The Argentine squad enters as the favorite behind stalwart claycourters Juan Martin Del Potro and Juan Monaco in singles.

Other teams include France with Gilles Simon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Jeremy Chardy; Russia behind Igor Andreev, Dmitry Tursunov and Evgeny Korolev; Italy with Andreas Seppi and Simone Bolelli; the U.S. fronted by Sam Querrey and Robby (or “Robin” as the tournament website lists him) Ginepri and the Bryan brothers in doubles; and Serbia with Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic and doubles threat Nenad Zimonjic.

Last year Soderling won all eight of his matches, four in singles and four in doubles, to propel Sweden to victory on the red clay in this the last of the Roland Garros warm-up events.


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