Cyprus Tennis Team to Face Slovenia for Davis Cup
Nicosia, Apr 8 - Cyprus’ national tennis team will face Slovenia on April 11- 13 for the first round of the 2008 Davis Cup's Europe/Africa Zone. The matches will be held at Cyprus National Tennis centre in Nicosia.
The Cypriot team is comprised of Marcos Baghdatis, 14th in the ATP world rankings, Photos Kallias 571st in the world rankings, George Kallis and Lefteris Christou, both unseeded. The coach of the Cypriot team is Giannos Hadjigeorgiou.
The Davis Cup event includes 5 matches. On Friday, April 11 two singles matches, on Saturday one doubles and on Sunday another two singles matches. The winning country must secure three victories.
Mr. Hadjigeorgiou stated that Cyprus has no choice other than winning the event and will do everything to achieve victory. He pointed out that Slovenia has a very strong team especially in the doubles, adding that all five matches are important and no match can be taken for granted.
Baghdatis said that he will do his utmost to win his matches and will assist the Cypriot team to secure the three wins necessary for achieving the overall victory in the event.