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Germany beat defending champions Argentina 2-1 to win the Power Horse World Cup for a record fifth time.

They became the first country to win the trophy five times in the competition’s 34-year history when Philipp Kohlschreiber and Philipp Petzschner beat Juan Ignacio Chela and Maximo Gonzalez 6-3 7-6 (7/5) in the deciding doubles match. Earlier in the day, Florian Mayer had put Germany 1-0 ahead with a 7-6 (7/4) 6-0 win over Juan Monaco, only for Chela to then defeat Kohlschreiber 6-4 7-6 (7/4) to level things up.



Murray is humiliated by Kohlschreiber in Monaco.

Andy Murray entered the Monte Carlo Masters to gain some much-needed practice on the red clay before the start of the French Open. He was seeded third behind Djokovic and Nadal, in what he hoped would be an easy route to the semi final. There’s an expression which described his pathetic performance as he was trounced 6-2, 6-1 by Phillip Kohlschreiber, and that is ‘a fish out of water’.

If he can only manage to win 3 games against the #33 player, what chance does he have against the likes of Rafael Nadal?

Murray lived up to his recent admissions that he has fallen out of love with tennis, as he showed no interest in the match. It would be a waste of time to list all his faults on court, the score reflects his performance. He might be in a race with Ana Ivanovic to see who can slide the furthest down the rankings if he continues along this path.

Novak Djokovic joined five Spaniards, Rafeal Nadal, Juan Carlos Ferrero, David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo and Albert Montanes in the third round early on a sun-kissed Wednesday in the principality.


Two more teams enter the Hopman Cup.



Wimbledon quarter finalist Sabine Lisicki will return to Perth with a new teammate, world number 22, Philipp Kohlschreiber to play for Germany in the Hyundai Hopman Cup.

20 year old Sabine Lisicki started the year with her Hopman debut defeating Casey Dellacqua and impressing the Perth crowd with her big smile, huge serve and booming forehand. Lisicki went to Melbourne with high expectations but was defeated in the second round by Australia’s Samantha Stosur. A semi final in Memphis and her first WTA tournament win in Charleston led to Wimbledon, where she defeated top ten players Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki and Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova to make a quarter final that catapulted her to a career high ranking of 22 in August 2009. She is Germany’s top ranked female and has a current ranking of 26.

Philipp Kohlschreiber, a powerful right-hander, has won six doubles and two singles titles. Kohlschreiber started the year with quarter final appearances at Doha and Auckland, reached the round of 16 at Indian Wells and the French Open and was a member of the winning German Team at the ATP World Team Championship in Duesseldorf. He reached his highest singles ATP World Tour ranking on 28 September 2009, after reaching the Final in Metz (going down to world number 13 Gael Monfils in a tight 3 set match 2-1). Kohlschreiber’s ranking has jumped to 22 in the world.

Romania will field a team in the Hyundai Hopman Cup for the third time with the news today that French Open quarter finalist Sorana Cirstea will team with Victor Hanescu in the International Mixed Teams Championship. Romania also competed at Hopman Cup IX and X.

19 year old Sorana Cirstea is one of the up and coming stars of the WTA Tour. 2009 saw her reach a career high ranking of 23 built on the back of semi finals at Marbella and Los Angeles, the round of 16 at Cincinnati and a quarter final appearance at Estoril. Her coming out however was at the French Open where she defeated Alize Cornet, Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic, showcasing her ‘star’ potential before losing to Samantha Stosur. She is currently ranked 28.

Victor Hanescu also has a current world ATP Tour ranking of 28. 2009 has been an impressive year for the top ranked Romanian with quarter final appearances at Doha, Casablanca, Hamburg and Kitzbuhel, the round of 16 at Montreal and the French Open, where he defeated world number 7, Gilles Simon. He also reached the Final in Stuttgart and is a member of the Romanian Davis Cup team.

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