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Germany Wins World Team Tennis Crown


Germany has battled back from an opening match loss to beat Argentina 2-1 and win the World Team Cup tennis final in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Argentina took the lead Saturday when Guillermo Coria scored an easy 6-1, 6-1 win over Germany's Florian Mayer in the opening singles match.

Tommy Haas leveled the match for Germany by defeating Gaston Gaudio 6-4, 6-3 in the second singles. In the decisive doubles match, Haas and teammate Alexander Waske topped Guillermo Canas and Coria, 6-1, 6-2.

Germany has now won the event four times since its inaugural victory in 1989. The Germans last won the World Team Cup in 1998. Argentina has captured the title twice, with victories in 1980 and 2002.

The clay-court event was also a key warm-up for the second major tournament of the year, the French Open, which starts Monday in Paris.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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