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Russian challenge in Davis Cup

Russia's Yevgeny Kafelnikov will give Swiss players a hard time during the Davis Cup Keystone Archive

Switzerland has been drawn against Russia in the first round of the 2002 Davis Cup tennis tournament in February.

This content was published on October 18, 2001 - 23:36

The Swiss face a tough challenge against the fifth-seeded Russian team, which boasts the two top-ten Russian players Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin.

A 1990 encounter between the Soviet Union and Switzerland ended in a 3-2 victory for the Swiss team.

The matches are due to take place from February 8-10 next year.

The first round draw for the World Group of the 2002 Davis Cup is as follows (numbers denote seedings):

Argentina v 1-Australia
2-France v Netherlands
3-Spain v Morocco
Britain v 4-Sweden
5-Russia v Switzerland
6-U.S. v Slovakia
Czech Republic v 7-Brazil
Croatia v 8-Germany

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