Once again the heavily favored Russians lost to the Germans today but this time in World Team Cup. A slumping Zhenya lost to Tommy Haas in straight sets while yesterday's losing finalist in Hamburg Marat Safin could not find his form and went down to Nicolas Kiefer, who has also been struggling and doesn't generally play his best stuff on red clay.
Nicolas Kiefer, Germany, def. Marat Safin, Russia, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6!!!!
GO NICO! You have so much talent Nicolas. WAKE UP AND PLAY YOUR GAME CUTEY PIE! GO MARAT TOO!