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ATP - Dusseldorf - World Team Cup - 20-26 May 2012
« on: May 18, 2012, 12:34:37 PM »
Name: Power Horse World Team Cup
Category: ATP World Tour 250
Place: Düsseldorf, Germany
Date: 20.05.2012-26.05.2012
Draw Size: S-RR D-RR
Surface: Clay Prize Money: € 800,000
http://www.world-team-cup.com/


Top Tennis Nations Clash In Düsseldorf


First held in 1978, the Power Horse World Team Cup is a prestigious competition between nations hosted at Düsseldorf's Rochusclub. In 2011, Germany won a record-breaking fifth title with victory over defending champion Argentina, while Sweden's Robin Soderling and Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber were presented with the Fair Play Trophy.



Who is playing
Tomas Berdych, Janko Tipsarevic, Viktor Troicki, Florian Mayer, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Radek Stepanek, Tatsuma Ito, Mardy Fish

Germany Defending Champion
Germany returns as defending champion and host nation at the 2012 Power Horse World Team Cup. Florian Mayer, Philipp Kohlschreiber and Philipp Petzschner will unite in an attempt to win the title for Germany for a record sixth time.

Serbia In The Running - Serbia will look to regain the team title it won in 2009. Janko Tipsarevic spearheads Serbia’s campaign and is joined by Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjic.

Berdych Leads Czechs - Tomas Berdych is one of two Top 10 players confirmed in Dusseldorf and will look to lead the Czech Republic to its first title since 1981. He is joined by Radek Stepanek.

American Assault- Mardy Fish will spearhead an American team that will chase its first Power Horse World Team Cup title since 1993.

2012 Nations

USA
Mardy Fish (8)
Andy Roddick (14)
James Blake (59)

Serbia
Janko Tipsarevic (9)
Viktor Troicki (22)
Nenad Zimonjic (doubles / 6)

Czech Republic
Tomas Berdych (7)
Radek Stepanek (28)

Croatia
Marin Cilic (21)
Ivan Dodig (36)
Ivo Karlovic (56)

Germany
Florian Mayer (23)
Philipp Kohlschreiber (34)
Philipp Petzschner (63)

Russia
Alex Bogomolov (34)
Dmitry Tursunov (40)

Argentina
Juan Ignacio Chela (29)
Carlos Berlocq (60)

Japan
Kei Nishikori (17)
Go Soeda (79)

Past Champions
Year Winner
2011 Germany
2010 Argentina
2009 Serbia
2008 Sweden
2007 Argentina
2006 Croatia
2005 Germany
2004 Chile
2003 Chile
2002 Argentina
2001 Australia
2000 Slovak Republic
1999 Australia
1998 Germany
1997 Spain
1996 Switzerland
1995 Sweden
1994 Germany
1993 United States
1992 Spain
1991 Sweden
1991 Sweden
1990 Croatia
1989 Germany
1988 Sweden
1987 Slovak Republic
1987 Slovak Republic
1986 France
1985 United States
1984 United States
1983 Spain
1982 United States
1981 Czech Republic
1981 Czech Republic
1980 Argentina
1979 Australia
1978 Spain

Rochusclub Dusseldorf 1897
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Re: ATP - Dusseldorf - World Team Cup - 20-26 May 2012
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 05:33:29 PM »
Red Group
USA
Argentina
Czech Republic
Japan

Blue Group
Germany
Russia
Serbia
Croatia
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Re: ATP - Dusseldorf - World Team Cup - 20-26 May 2012
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 05:39:22 PM »
Sunday, 20 May, OOP

Center Court 1 - start 12:00 noon
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS)
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs Andy Roddick (USA)
Victor Troicki (SRB) vs Ivan Dodig (CRO)
doubles: Argentina vs USA

Center Court 2 - start 12:00 noon
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) vs Ryan Harrisson (USA)
Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Tatsuma Ito (JPN)
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Re: ATP - Dusseldorf - World Team Cup - 20-26 May 2012
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 12:30:42 PM »
Sunday, 20 May

Red Group
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) d. Andy Roddick (USA) 62 62
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) d. Ryan Harrison (USA) 64 57 63
Tatsuma Ito (JPN) d. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 36 64 64
Carlos Berlocq / Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs James Blake / Ryan Harrison (USA) 76(2) 41 suspended

Blue Group
Viktor Troicki (SRB) d. Ivan Dodig (CRO) 63 76(3)
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) d. Alex Bogomolov Jr (RUS) 60 62
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Re: ATP - Dusseldorf - World Team Cup - 20-26 May 2012
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 12:47:18 PM »
Monday, May 21, 2012 - OOP
 
Center Court 1 Start 1:00 pm

Florian Mayer (GER) v Igor Andreev (RUS)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) v Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
doubles: Germany vs Russia
doubles: Serbia vs Croatia

Centre Court 2 Start 1:00 pm
Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Go Soeda (JPN)
doubles: Czech Republic vs Japan
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Re: ATP - Dusseldorf - World Team Cup - 20-26 May 2012
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 12:17:25 PM »
Monday, 21 May

Red Group

Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Go Soeda (JPN) 61 36 61
Frantisek Cermak / Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. Tatsuma Ito / Go Soeda (JPN) 62 76(4)
Carlos Berlocq / Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) d. James Blake / Ryan Harrison (USA) 76(2) 64

Blue Group
Florian Mayer (GER) d. Igor Andreev (RUS) 62 76(7)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) d. Lovro Zovcko (CRO) 60 60
Christopher Kas / Alexander Peya (GER) d. Igor Kunitsyn / Dimitry Tursunov (RUS) 64 36 10-4
Ivan Dodig / Lovro Zocko (CRO) d. Viktor Troicki / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 76(5) 76(4)
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Re: ATP - Dusseldorf - World Team Cup - 20-26 May 2012
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 01:47:02 PM »
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - OOP
 
Center Court 1 Start 1:00 pm

Florian Mayer (GER) v Ivan Dodig (CRO)
Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Andy Roddick (USA)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) v Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS)
Radek Stepanek (CZE) v James Blake (USA)

Centre Court 2 Start 1:00 pm
Viktor Troicki (SRB) v Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) v Tatsuma Ito (JPN)
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Re: ATP - Dusseldorf - World Team Cup - 20-26 May 2012
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 01:18:52 PM »
Tuesday, 22 May

Red Group

Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Andy Roddick (USA) 61 62
Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. James Blake (USA) 62 61
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) d.  Tatsuma Ito (JPN) 64 64

Blue Group

Florian Mayer (GER) d. Ivan Dodig (CRO) 61 61
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) d. Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) 61 63
Viktor Troicki (SRB) d. Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 63 62
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) v Tatsuma Ito (JPN)
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Re: ATP - Dusseldorf - World Team Cup - 20-26 May 2012
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2012, 01:23:46 PM »
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - OOP
 
Center Court 1 Start 1:00 pm

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) v Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) v Go Soeda (JPN)
doubles: Germany v Croatia
doubles: Argentina v Japan

Centre Court 2 Start 1:00 pm
doubles: Serbia v Russia
doubles: USA v Czech Republic
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Re: ATP - Dusseldorf - World Team Cup - 20-26 May 2012
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2012, 12:06:44 PM »
Wednesday, 23 May

Red Group

Carlos Berlocq (ARG) d. Go Soeda (JPN) 63 64
Brzezicki / Chela (ARG) d. Ito / Sato (JPN) 67(3) 61 10-7
Cermak / Stepanek (CZE) d. Roddick / Harrison (USA) 76(5) 57 10-8

Blue Group
Philip Kohlschreiber (GER) d. Lovro Zovko (CRO) 62 76(2)
Kas / Petszchner (GER) d. Dodig/Zovko (CRO) 64 46 10-3
Tursunov / Kunitsyn (RUS) d. Jankovic / Zimonjic (SRB) 75 76(3)
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Re: ATP - Dusseldorf - World Team Cup - 20-26 May 2012
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2012, 12:10:28 PM »
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - OOP
 
Center Court 1 Start 1:00 pm

Viktor Troicki (SRB) v Florian Mayer (GER)
Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
Andy Roddick (USA) v Go Soeda (JPN)
doubles: USA v Japan

Centre Court 2 Start 1:00 pm
Ryan Harrison (USA) v Tatsuma Ito (JPN)
Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) v Ivan Dodig (CRO)
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Re: ATP - Dusseldorf - World Team Cup - 20-26 May 2012
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2012, 12:29:48 PM »
The Americans are having a horrible team event....

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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2012, 12:18:47 PM »
Thursday, 24 May

Red Group

Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 61 67(2) 63
Ryan Harrison (USA) d. Tatsuma Ito (JPN) 62 76(5)
Go Soeda (JPN) d. Andy Roddick (USA) 75 76(4)
Blake / Harrison (USA) d. Ito / Sato (JPN) 46 60 10-3

Blue Group
Viktor Troicki (SRB) d. Florian Mayer (GER) 76(6) 63
Ivan Dodig (CRO) d. Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) 76(0) 64
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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2012, 12:38:34 PM »
Germany and Serbia, as well as Argentina and the Czech Republic made it to the group 'finals'.
Final: Red Group, Czech Republic or Argentina v Blue Group: Serbia or Germany

Friday, 25 May - OOP

Center Court 1 Start 1:00 pm

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
Radek Stepanek (CZE) v Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
doubles: Germany v Serbia
doubles: Czech Republic v Argentina
 
Centre Court 2 Start 1:00 pm
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) v Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
doubles: Russia v Croatia
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Re: ATP - Dusseldorf - World Team Cup - 20-26 May 2012
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2012, 10:55:09 AM »
Friday, 25 May

Red Group

Leonardo Mayer (ARG) d. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 67(4) 75 64
Cermak / Stepanek (CZE) d. Berlocq / Mayer (ARG) 64 46 10-3

Blue Group
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) d. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 64 36 75
Alex Bogmolov Jr (RUS) d. Lovro Zocko (CRO) 64 62
Petzschner / Kas (GER) d. Jankovic / Zimonjic (SRB) 64 64
Kunitsyn / Tursunov (RUS) d. Dodig / Zocko 26 63 10-3


Final, tomorrow, start 12:00 noon: Czech Republic vs Serbia
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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2012, 03:52:07 PM »
Saturday, May 26, 2012 - OOP

Center Court 1 Start 12:00 noon

Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
Radek Stepanek (CZE) v Viktor Troicki (SRB)
doubles: Czech Republic v Serbia
 
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« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2012, 01:11:54 PM »
Saturday, May 26, 2012 - Final

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) d. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 75 76(8)
Viktor Troicki (SRB) d. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 26 64 63
Tipsarevic / Zinomjic (SRB) d. Berdych / Cermak (CZE) 63 61
 

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« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2012, 01:16:21 PM »
Serbia Beats Czech Republic To Capture Trophy; Tipsarevic, Troicki Notch Singles Wins



Serbia has won the Power Horse World Team Cup in Dusseldorf for the second time.

Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki, who were part of the 2009 title-winning squad, helped Serbia to a 3-0 win over the Czech Republic with victories in the singles rubbers on Saturday.

World No. 8 Tipsarevic got Serbia off to a fine start at the Rochusclub with a 7-5, 7-6(8) win over Tomas Berdych in one hour and 57 minutes to break a three-match losing streak against the World No. 7. Tipsarevic, 27, has a 26-11 season record and is now 8-2 at the championship.

"We both played very solid. I was a bit lucky at the end of both sets," said Tipsarevic. "In the second set, his string broke on a very important point, but I felt I deserved to win. I was the better player today in the crucial moments of the match."

Berdych agreed with Tipsarevic's assessment, stating, "I think it was a pretty solid game today but unfortunately there were a couple of things that were a bit unlucky on my side. But that’s how it is in tennis."

In the second rubber, Troicki battled back from a slow start to overcome Czech Radek Stepanek 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 in two hours and eight minutes to clinch the team title for Serbia.

"I would say that it was not such a great match from both of us. It was more tactical," Troicki said. "I knew he was a bit more tired than me. I was using that and at the end I played good. I also want to thank Janko. He won all of his matches and he helped me a lot today with the pressure. I also want to thank Nenad and Miki. It was great."
 
"In the beginning, I was the better one," believes Stepanek. "I had more control over the game, I was active. But I think the previous days just slowly got me. I got slower on my legs and I didn’t have good positioning on the final shots."

Tipsarevic and Nenad Zimonjic then teamed up to complete a clean sweep for Serbia with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Berdych and Frantisek Cermak in the doubles rubber, which lasted 54 minutes.

Red Group champions, Czech Republic, went 3-0 in round robin play this week and were attempting to capture its third title and the first since 1987. They also won the title in 1981. Blue Group winners, Serbia, also went 3-0 in group play and earned its second trophy on the Dusseldorf clay.
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