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Germans go to final in the World Team Cup

Germans go to final in the World Team Cup

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by Voo De Mar

Photo: Philipp Kohlschreiber (Daylife) Dusseldorf Blue Group Philipp Kohlschreiber with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Mikhail Youzhny secured a place in the Saturday's final where Germans will meet Argentina for the third time in history (previously in 1989 and 2005).

Philipp Petzschner gave a strong start beating 6-4, 6-2 Igor Andreev yesterday. "My tactic worked well, particularly in the first set," stated Petzschner. "In the second [set] I thought too much, but ultimately was lucky to win.

This was an important step in the right direction today. The loss to Spain has been digested. The important thing is to win for your country." If Germans lost to Russia, Serbs would advance to the final as they overcame Spain today.

Red Group The Argentinians, who are the defending champions, advanced to the final yesterday winning their third match (against USA). Last year the team was consisted of Juan Monaco, Eduardo Schwank and Horacio Zeballos, this year to Monaco joined Juan Ignacio Chela and Maximo Gonzalez.

The highest ranked player in the tournament - Robin Soderling (Sweden) celebrated yesterday his 300th win, defeating 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 Andrey Golubev (Kazakhstan).
Results of the semifinals in Nice: Victor Hanescu (ROU) d.

(5)Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 6-3 6-3
(3)Nicolas Almagro (ESP) d. (2)Tomas Berdych (CZE) 6-4 6-4 .

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