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Davis Cup in Fribourg

Rainer Sturm  /
Switzerland against the US. Only four times have Swiss tennis players played against American tennis players in the Davis Cup. Supposedly the most famous Davis Cup games between these two nations took place in 1992 in Texas. Switzerland reached the the finals and was defeated by a great American team which included Andre Agassi, John Courier and John McEnroe. At least that's what the media here in Switzerland kept writing about in the preparation of todays Davis Cup matches in Fribourg. I wouldn't know since I was still very young in 1992... :)

In any case, this years Davis Cup has sparked quite some attention here in Switzerland. This is mainly due to Roger Federers appearance in the competition in the first round already. Many experts and fans believe that this year Switzerland has a realistic chance at finally winning the trophy. However that may end, the tennis matches this weekend in Fribourg are sold out and Swiss television is broadcasting the games live on tv and on its website. As I'm writing this, Stan Wawrinka is in the middle of the game against Mardy Fish and it looks like Wawrinka is gonna loose... :( 

If you want to get a part of the action check out the Swiss Televisison tennis section. You can watch all 5 matches for free on their live stream. 

Now lets hope that the Swiss will show some courage, endurance and strength. And hopefully they'll get their share of luck as well... All I can say is: HOPP SCHWIIZ! ALLEZ LA SUISSE!



  1. I can't believe Wawrinka and Federer lost all three matches... goodbye Davis Cup! :(


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