2008 ARAG World Team Cup

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2008 World Team Cup
Date:   18 May – 24 May
Edition:   30th
Category:   World Team Cup
Surface:   Clay / outdoor
Location:   Düsseldorf, Germany
Venue:   Rochusclub
Champions
Sweden Sweden
World Team Cup
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The 2008 ARAG World Team Cup was a tennis tournament play on outdoor clay courts. It was the 30th edition of the World Team Cup, and was part of the 250 series of the 2008 ATP Tour. It took place at the Rochusclub in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 18 May through 24 May 2008.

Argentina were the defending champions but they failed to advance beyond the group stage. Sweden defeated Russia in the final, by two rubbers to one for their third title.[1] It was also their first title since 1995.

Blue Group[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos. Country Points Matches Sets
1.  Russia 2 – 1 6 – 3 12 – 9
2.  Italy 2 – 1 5 – 4 13 – 9
3.  Germany 1 – 2 3 – 6 8 – 13
4.  Spain 1 – 2 4 – 5 9 – 11

Germany vs. Spain[edit]


Germany
2
Düsseldorf, Germany
May 18, 2008 (2008-05-18) + 19 May 2008
clay

Spain
1
1 2 3
1 Germany
Spain
Philipp Kohlschreiber
David Ferrer
6
1
6
0
   
2 Germany
Spain
Denis Gremelmayr
Feliciano López
4
6
3
6
   
3 Germany
Spain
Christopher Kas / Philipp Petzschner
Marcel Granollers / Feliciano López
65
77
6
4
10
5
 

Russia vs. Italy[edit]


Russia
2
Düsseldorf, Germany
18 May + 19 May 2008
clay

Italy
1
1 2 3
1 Russia
Italy
Mikhail Youzhny
Potito Starace
6
4
5
7
6
2
 
2 Russia
Italy
Igor Andreev
Simone Bolelli
6
3
62
77
6
3
 
3 Russia
Italy
Igor Andreev / Dmitry Tursunov
Simone Bolelli / Potito Starace
4
6
4
6
   

Germany vs. Italy[edit]


Germany
1
Düsseldorf, Germany
20 May + 21 May 2008
clay

Italy
2
1 2 3
1 Germany
Italy
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Potito Starace
6
2
77
65
   
2 Germany
Italy
Nicolas Kiefer
Simone Bolelli
65
77
6
7
   
3 Germany
Italy
Christopher Kas / Philipp Petzschner
Potito Starace / Simone Bolelli
6
2
3
6
4
10
 

Spain vs. Russia[edit]


Spain
2
Düsseldorf, Germany
20 May + 21 May 2008
clay

Russia
1
1 2 3
1 Spain
Russia
David Ferrer
Mikhail Youzhny
6
3
6
3
   
2 Spain
Russia
Feliciano López
Igor Andreev
6
4
6
4
   
3 Spain
Russia
Marcel Granollers / Feliciano López
Dmitry Tursunov / Mikhail Youzhny
3
6
4
6
   

Russia vs. Germany[edit]


Russia
3
Düsseldorf, Germany
22 May + 23 May 2008
clay

Germany
0
1 2 3
1 Russia
Germany
Igor Andreev
Philipp Kohlschreiber
6
4
6
3
   
2 Russia
Germany
Dmitry Tursunov
Nicolas Kiefer
6
4
3
6
7
5
 
3 Russia
Germany
Dmitry Tursunov / Mikhail Youzhny
Christopher Kas / Philipp Petzschner
77
62
6
3
   

Spain vs. Italy[edit]


Spain
1
Düsseldorf, Germany
22 May + 23 May 2008
clay

Italy
2
1 2 3
1 Spain
Italy
David Ferrer
Potito Starace
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
2 Spain
Italy
Feliciano López
Simone Bolelli
4
6
3
6
   
3 Spain
Italy
Marcel Granollers / Feliciano López
Simone Bolelli / Potito Starace
4
6
64
77
   

Red Group[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos. Country Points Matches Sets
1.  Sweden 3 – 0 8 – 1 16 – 6
2.  United States 2 – 1 4 – 5 10 – 12
3.  Argentina 1 – 2 4 – 5 10 – 10
4.  Czech Republic 0 – 3 2 – 7 7 – 15

United States vs. Czech Republic[edit]


United States
2
Düsseldorf, Germany
18 May + 19 May 2008
clay

Czech Republic
1
1 2 3
1 United States
Czech Republic
James Blake
Tomáš Berdych
65
77
65
77
   
2 United States
Czech Republic
Wayne Odesnik
Ivo Minář
6
2
6
1
   
3 United States
Czech Republic
James Blake / Wayne Odesnik
Tomáš Berdych / Pavel Vízner
0
6
7
5
10
8
 

Argentina vs. Sweden[edit]


Argentina
1
Düsseldorf, Germany
18 May + 19 May 2008
clay

Sweden
2
1 2 3
1 Argentina
Sweden
Guillermo Cañas
Robin Söderling
3
6
1
6
   
2 Argentina
Sweden
Juan Ignacio Chela
Thomas Johansson
6
2
6
1
   
3 Argentina
Sweden
Lucas Arnold Ker / Sebastián Prieto
Robin Söderling / Robert Lindstedt
5
7
2
6
   

United States vs. Argentina[edit]


United States
2
Düsseldorf, Germany
20 May + 21 May 2008
clay

Argentina
1
1 2 3
1 United States
Argentina
James Blake
Guillermo Cañas
77
65
6
4
   
2 United States
Argentina
Wayne Odesnik
Juan Ignacio Chela
5
7
1
6
   
3 United States
Argentina
Wayne Odesnik / Bobby Reynolds
Lucas Arnold Ker / Sebastián Prieto
6
3
65
77
10
7
 

Czech Republic vs. Sweden[edit]


Czech Republic
0
Düsseldorf, Germany
20 May + 21 May 2008
clay

Sweden
3
1 2 3
1 Czech Republic
Sweden
Tomáš Berdych
Robin Söderling
4
6
6
1
3
6
 
2 Czech Republic
Sweden
Michal Tabara
Thomas Johansson
2
6
6
4
65
77
 
3 Czech Republic
Sweden
Michal Tabara / Pavel Vízner
Robert Lindstedt / Robin Söderling
4
6
5
7
   

United States vs. Sweden[edit]


United States
0
Düsseldorf, Germany
22 May + 23 May 2008
clay

Sweden
3
1 2 3
1 United States
Sweden
James Blake
Robin Söderling
7
5
3
6
0
6
 
2 United States
Sweden
Bobby Reynolds
Thomas Johansson
3
6
6
2
3
6
 
3 United States
Sweden
Wayne Odesnik / Bobby Reynolds
Robert Lindstedt / Robin Söderling
1
6
2
6
   

Argentina vs. Czech Republic[edit]


Argentina
2
Düsseldorf, Germany
22 May + 23 May 2008
clay

Czech Republic
1
1 2 3
1 Argentina
Czech Republic
Guillermo Cañas
Tomáš Berdych
2
6
6
3
3
6
 
2 Argentina
Czech Republic
Juan Ignacio Chela
Michal Tabara
6
0
6
4
   
3 Argentina
Czech Republic
Lucas Arnold Ker / Sebastián Prieto
Tomáš Berdych / Pavel Vízner
77
64
6
3
   

Final[edit]

Russia vs. Sweden[edit]


Russia
1
Düsseldorf, Germany
24 May 2008
clay

Sweden
2
1 2 3
1 Russia
Sweden
Mikhail Youzhny
Robin Söderling
3
6
1
6
   
2 Russia
Sweden
Igor Andreev
Thomas Johansson
2
6
6
3
6
4
 
3 Russia
Sweden
Dmitry Tursunov / Mikhail Youzhny
Robert Lindstedt / Robin Söderling
6
4
65
77
9
11
 

References[edit]