2008 ARAG World Team Cup

  (Redirected from 2008 World Team Cup)

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.

2008 World Team Cup
Date18 May – 24 May
Edition30th
CategoryWorld Team Cup
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationDüsseldorf, Germany
VenueRochusclub
Champions
Sweden Sweden
← 2007 · World Team Cup · 2009 →

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 fourth title.[1] It was also their first title since 1995.

Blue GroupEdit

StandingsEdit

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. SpainEdit

 
Germany
2
Düsseldorf, Germany
May 18, 2008 (2008-05-18) + 19 May 2008
clay
 
Spain
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Philipp Kohlschreiber
David Ferrer
6
1
6
0
   
2  
 
Denis Gremelmayr
Feliciano López
4
6
3
6
   
3  
 
Christopher Kas / Philipp Petzschner
Marcel Granollers / Feliciano López
65
77
6
4
10
5
 

Russia vs. ItalyEdit

 
Russia
2
Düsseldorf, Germany
18 May + 19 May 2008
clay
 
Italy
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Mikhail Youzhny
Potito Starace
6
4
5
7
6
2
 
2  
 
Igor Andreev
Simone Bolelli
6
3
62
77
6
3
 
3  
 
Igor Andreev / Dmitry Tursunov
Simone Bolelli / Potito Starace
4
6
4
6
   

Germany vs. ItalyEdit

 
Germany
1
Düsseldorf, Germany
20 May + 21 May 2008
clay
 
Italy
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Potito Starace
6
2
77
65
   
2  
 
Nicolas Kiefer
Simone Bolelli
65
77
6
7
   
3  
 
Christopher Kas / Philipp Petzschner
Potito Starace / Simone Bolelli
6
2
3
6
4
10
 

Spain vs. RussiaEdit

 
Spain
2
Düsseldorf, Germany
20 May + 21 May 2008
clay
 
Russia
1
1 2 3
1  
 
David Ferrer
Mikhail Youzhny
6
3
6
3
   
2  
 
Feliciano López
Igor Andreev
6
4
6
4
   
3  
 
Marcel Granollers / Feliciano López
Dmitry Tursunov / Mikhail Youzhny
3
6
4
6
   

Russia vs. GermanyEdit

 
Russia
3
Düsseldorf, Germany
22 May + 23 May 2008
clay
 
Germany
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Igor Andreev
Philipp Kohlschreiber
6
4
6
3
   
2  
 
Dmitry Tursunov
Nicolas Kiefer
6
4
3
6
7
5
 
3  
 
Dmitry Tursunov / Mikhail Youzhny
Christopher Kas / Philipp Petzschner
77
62
6
3
   

Spain vs. ItalyEdit

 
Spain
1
Düsseldorf, Germany
22 May + 23 May 2008
clay
 
Italy
2
1 2 3
1  
 
David Ferrer
Potito Starace
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
2  
 
Feliciano López
Simone Bolelli
4
6
3
6
   
3  
 
Marcel Granollers / Feliciano López
Simone Bolelli / Potito Starace
4
6
64
77
   

Red GroupEdit

StandingsEdit

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 RepublicEdit

 
United States
2
Düsseldorf, Germany
18 May + 19 May 2008
clay
 
Czech Republic
1
1 2 3
1  
 
James Blake
Tomáš Berdych
65
77
65
77
   
2  
 
Wayne Odesnik
Ivo Minář
6
2
6
1
   
3  
 
James Blake / Wayne Odesnik
Tomáš Berdych / Pavel Vízner
0
6
7
5
10
8
 

Argentina vs. SwedenEdit

 
Argentina
1
Düsseldorf, Germany
18 May + 19 May 2008
clay
 
Sweden
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Guillermo Cañas
Robin Söderling
3
6
1
6
   
2  
 
Juan Ignacio Chela
Thomas Johansson
6
2
6
1
   
3  
 
Lucas Arnold Ker / Sebastián Prieto
Robin Söderling / Robert Lindstedt
5
7
2
6
   

United States vs. ArgentinaEdit

 
United States
2
Düsseldorf, Germany
20 May + 21 May 2008
clay
 
Argentina
1
1 2 3
1  
 
James Blake
Guillermo Cañas
77
65
6
4
   
2  
 
Wayne Odesnik
Juan Ignacio Chela
5
7
1
6
   
3  
 
Wayne Odesnik / Bobby Reynolds
Lucas Arnold Ker / Sebastián Prieto
6
3
65
77
10
7
 

Czech Republic vs. SwedenEdit

 
Czech Republic
0
Düsseldorf, Germany
20 May + 21 May 2008
clay
 
Sweden
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Tomáš Berdych
Robin Söderling
4
6
6
1
3
6
 
2  
 
Michal Tabara
Thomas Johansson
2
6
6
4
65
77
 
3  
 
Michal Tabara / Pavel Vízner
Robert Lindstedt / Robin Söderling
4
6
5
7
   

United States vs. SwedenEdit

 
United States
0
Düsseldorf, Germany
22 May + 23 May 2008
clay
 
Sweden
3
1 2 3
1  
 
James Blake
Robin Söderling
7
5
3
6
0
6
 
2  
 
Bobby Reynolds
Thomas Johansson
3
6
6
2
3
6
 
3  
 
Wayne Odesnik / Bobby Reynolds
Robert Lindstedt / Robin Söderling
1
6
2
6
   

Argentina vs. Czech RepublicEdit

 
Argentina
2
Düsseldorf, Germany
22 May + 23 May 2008
clay
 
Czech Republic
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Guillermo Cañas
Tomáš Berdych
2
6
6
3
3
6
 
2  
 
Juan Ignacio Chela
Michal Tabara
6
0
6
4
   
3  
 
Lucas Arnold Ker / Sebastián Prieto
Tomáš Berdych / Pavel Vízner
77
64
6
3
   

FinalEdit

Russia vs. SwedenEdit

 
Russia
1
Düsseldorf, Germany
24 May 2008
clay
 
Sweden
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Mikhail Youzhny
Robin Söderling
3
6
1
6
   
2  
 
Igor Andreev
Thomas Johansson
2
6
6
3
6
4
 
3  
 
Dmitry Tursunov / Mikhail Youzhny
Robert Lindstedt / Robin Söderling
6
4
65
77
9
11
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ATP – 2008 World Team Championship" (PDF). ATP.