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31 January 2013

Wawrinka positive about weekend ahead

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  • Richard Fleming

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: After such a great start to the 2013 season Stanislas Wawrinka talks positively about Switzerland's chances against defending champions Czech Republic this weekend. Wawrinka reached the fourth round and came within a couple of points of eliminating the eventual champion Novak Djokovic in a late night five-set thriller on Rod Laver Arena.

Czech No. 1 Tomas Berdych also feels optimistic about Czech Republic's first round encounter despite losing his Davis Cup stalwart Radek Stepanek to a back injury. Like Wawrinka he has been nominated to play on all three days which is an exhausting prospect if matches go to five sets.



Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) - 31/01/2013

Tomas Berdych (CZE) - 31/01/2013

Henri Laaksonen (SUI) - 31/01/2013

Captain Jaroslav Navratil (CZE) - 31/01/2013

Lukas Rosol (CZE) - 31/01/2013

Captain Severin Luthi (SUI) - 31/01/2013

Marcos Chiudinelli/Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) - 31/01/2013

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    Richard Fleming

    Richard is relatively new to the tennis circuit, having spent 22 years covering all sports, in all corners of the globe. A former broadcaster with the BBC, his wife and three children are always sorry to see him depart for overseas trips. Their demeanour changes little on his return…



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