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Germany downs USA

DUESSELDORF: Host Germany twice came back from a set down to beat the United States 2-1 in its Red Group tie for the World Team Cup in Duesseldorf on Monday.

The results: At Duesseldorf (World Team Cup): Red Group: Germany 2 bt USA 1 [Philipp Kohlschreiber bt Robby Ginepri 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-0; Nicolas Kiefer & Misha Zverev bt Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey 4-6, 6-4, 10-1]; Sweden 2 bt France 1 [Robert Lindstedt & Robin Soderling bt Jeremy Chardy & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 3-6, 10-7; Robin Soderling bt Gilles Simon 4-6, 6-2, 6-0]

Blue Group: Italy 2 bt Russia 1 [Simone Bolelli & Andreas Seppi bt Evgeni Korolev & Stanislav Vovk 6-7(4), 6-3, 10-4; Simone Bolelli bt Stanislav Vovk 7-6(1), 6-2]; Serbia 1 Argentina 1 (Viktor Troicki bt Maximo Gonzalez 6-4, 6-1; Janko Tipsarevic lost to Juan Monaco 6-4, 7-6(8)].

At Kitzbuehel (Austrian Open): First round: Victor Hanescu bt Nicolas Lapentti 6-7(6), 6-3; 7-5; Mikhail Youzhny bt Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-2, 7-6(7); Marcel Granollers bt Teimuraz Gabashvili 7-6(11), 6-3; Nicolas Massu bt Robin Vik 6-4, 6-2; Andreas Beck bt Jan Hernych 5-7, 6-3, 7-5; Daniel Koellerer bt Tomas Bellucci 6-4, 6-4.

At Warsaw Open (Warsaw Open): First round: Anne Keothavong bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-2, 7-6(4); Kateryna Bondarenko bt Tsvetana Pironkova 7-5, 6-2; Marta Domachowska bt Akgul Amanmuradova 6-2, 6-1.

At Strasbourg (Strasbourg International): First round: Peng Shuai bt Alexa Glatch 3-6, 6-2, 6-0; Gisela Dulko bt Mara Santangelo 6-1, 7-6(3); Ayumi Morita bt Kinnie Laisne 6-1, 6-3; Kristina Barrois bt Irena Pavlovic 6-3, 6-3. — Agencies

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