Seppi keeps Italy's hopes aliveItaly are still in with a chance of reaching the final of the World Team Cup here after Andreas Seppi Andreas Seppi (born February 21, 1984 in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy) is a professional tennis player from the province of Bolzano_Bozen-Italy, who turned professional in 2002. This year so far Seppi has reached 1 final (Gstaad) in ATP Tour events this year, 2 semi finals (Sydney & upset Serbia's Viktor Trojcki 6-1, 6-4 on Friday to keep his team's hopes alive.
The Italians need to keep up the pressure in the remaining singles and doubles game on Friday to secure a 3-0 victory over Serbia in the Blue Group, while Argentina must lose to Russia. Serbia lead the group.
Seppi produced his strongest performance so far here at the Rochusclub and dominated Trojcki particularly in the first set, before the Serbian newcomer raised his level, but could not turn the match.
In the Red Group, Germany suffered a huge setback in the battle to make it to the final when Sweden's Robin Soderling destroyed Rainer Schuettler 6-0, 6-0 in just under an hour.
Despite Schuettler?s strong performance against France's Simon on Tuesday, the German could not find his rhythm this time and was sent off the court without capturing a single game.
Only once before in the competition's history has a player lost without winning a single game when another German, Damir Keretic, beat the Australian player Paul McNamee Paul McNamee (b. November 12 1954, in Melbourne, Australia and had his secondary schooling at St Bernard's College Essendon) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.
During his career he was ranked the World No. 1 men's doubles player. 6-0, 6-0 in 1987.
In Friday's games, Germany take on Sweden in the Red Group while Serbia play Italy in the Blue Group.
Earlier, the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. came out on top 2-1 in the battle royal with France when Sam Querrey Sam Querrey (born October 7, 1987 in San Francisco, California, United States) is a pro American tennis player from Thousand Oaks, California.
Many tennis experts have touted Querrey as America's next great talent, including Davis Cup Captain Patrick McEnroe. and Mardy Fish Mardy Fish (born December 9, 1981 in Edina, Minnesota) is an American professional tennis player. He is one of several young American tennis players who rose to prominence at the beginning of the 21st century. saw off their rivals Jeremy Chardy and Gilles Simon This article is about the tennis player. For the head of Scuderia Ferrari's Engine Department, see Gilles Simon (Formula One).
Gilles Simon is a French professional tennis player. He was born on December 27 1984 in Nice. 2-6, 6-4, 10-7 in the doubles for a decisive win.
Although the French brought their two top ten players, Jo-Wilifried Tsonga and Gilles Simon, the Americans ran out winners in the Red Group tie with neither team capable of making it into the final with defending champions Sweden top of the table.
And world number seven Simon lost his third world cup match when he went down 7-5, 6-3 to Querrey before compatriot com·pa·tri·ot
1. A person from one's own country.
2. A colleague.
[French compatriote, from Late Latin compatri Tsonga gained revenge with a win over Robby Ginepri of the United States before the doubles.