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World Group 1st Round

10 Feb - 12 Feb 2012, Forum Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland, Clay, Indoor

Team Nominations

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    • Roger FEDERER
    • Date of birth: 08 Aug 1981
    • Singles ranking: 4
    • Doubles ranking: 127
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    • Marco CHIUDINELLI
    • Date of birth: 10 Sep 1981
    • Singles ranking: 214
    • Doubles ranking: 597
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    • Michael LAMMER
    • Date of birth: 25 Mar 1982
    • Singles ranking: 455
    • Doubles ranking: 594
  • Team captain Severin LUTHI
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    • Mardy FISH
    • Date of birth: 09 Dec 1981
    • Singles ranking: 516
    • Doubles ranking: 181
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    • John ISNER
    • Date of birth: 26 Apr 1985
    • Singles ranking: 10
    • Doubles ranking: 112
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    • Ryan HARRISON
    • Date of birth: 07 May 1992
    • Singles ranking: 117
    • Doubles ranking: 96
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    • Mike BRYAN
    • Date of birth: 29 Apr 1978
    • Singles ranking: -
    • Doubles ranking: 1=
  • Team captain Jim COURIER

News from the tie

  • Breakthrough weekend for Captain Courier's team
    Jim Courier has instilled a fresh belief into the American team during his short spell as captain, which was clearly evident in Fribourg this weekend
  • USA oust Fed-led Swiss
    USA have swept into the World Group quarterfinals with a 5-0 victory over Switzerland, after Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka suffered their second defeats of the weekend
  • USA stun Switzerland for 2-0 lead
    Mardy Fish and John Isner produced huge upsets on day one in Fribourg, defeating Stanislas Wawrinka and Roger Federer respectively to give the visitors a 2-0 lead

Photos

  • Roger Federer (SUI) 2012
  • John Isner and Captain Jim Courier (USA)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • Roger Federer and Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)
  • Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)
  • Michael Lammer (SUI)
  • Ryan Harrison (USA)
  • Ryan Harrison (USA)
  • Captain Severin Luthi and Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Captain Jim Courier and Ryan Harrison (USA)
  • USA wins the doubles
  • US fans
  • Inside the Forum Fribourg
  • Mike Bryan (USA) and Mardy Fish (USA)
  • Mardy Fish (USA) and Mike Bryan (USA)
  • The winning US team
  • Roger Federer (SUI) and Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
  • Roger Federer (SUI) and Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Mike Bryan (USA) and Mardy Fish (USA)
  • Mike Bryan and Mardy Fish (USA)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Roger Federer (SUI) with captain Severin Luthi
  • John Isner (USA) with captain Jim Courier
  • John Isner (USA)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • USA Fans
  • Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
  • Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
  • Mardy Fish (USA)
  • Mardy Fish and Captain Jim Courier (USA)
  • Mardy Fish (USA)
  • Michael Lammer (SUI)
  • Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) and Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Mardy Fish (USA)
  • Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
  • US Davis Cup team
  • US Davis Cup team
  • Switzerland v USA
  • Severin Luthi (SUI) and Roger Federer (SUI)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • Ryan Harrison (USA)
  • Ryan Harrison (USA) and Mike Bryan (USA)
  • Mardy Fish (USA)
  • Roger Federer (SUI) and Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)
  • Mike Bryan (USA)
  • USTA President Jon Vegosen and ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti
  • Swiss Davis Cup team
  • Roger Federer (SUI) and Rene Stammbach (SUI)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Captain Jim Courier (USA)
  • Mike Bryan (USA)
  • Tie Summary

    Switzerland and USA are going head-to-head for the fourth time with home advantage proving decisive in their previous outings. Roger Federer won all three rubbers when the Swiss recorded their sole victory in 2001, but the 16-time Grand Slam champion wasn’t in the team when USA gained revenge in 2009. However, the most memorable clash between these two nations was their first meeting in 1992. The occasion was the Davis Cup Final when an American ‘dream team’ made up of Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and John McEnroe lifted the trophy in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Newly promoted Switzerland, who bounced straight back to the World Group in 2011 after a one-year absence, have selected an indoor clay court for the visit of USA. The last time they played a home tie on clay was six years ago, which suggests that this decision was made with one eye on their American opposition. Switzerland’s loss to USA in 1992 remains, to date, their only appearance in a Davis Cup Final, but victory here would put them in the frame for being title contenders once again.

    USA, with 32 wins, are the most successful nation in Davis Cup history. However, recent times have been more of a struggle, highlighted by them claiming just one title in the last 16 years. A change in captaincy last season, with Jim Courier taking over from Patrick McEnroe, looked to signal a change in fortunes, but after an away win over Chile in the first round, Courier’s men slipped to defeat against eventual champions Spain in the quarterfinals. The Americans will draw strength from their last two away ties, both wins and both on clay, against Chile and Colombia, although facing Switzerland could provide a more comprehensive challenge.

    Verdict: This tie is shaping up to be another classic and both teams will fancy their chances of progressing to the last eight.

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