DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 24 (UPI) -- Sweden beat Russia 2-1 in the best-of-three final Saturday to win the $2.34 million ATP World Team Championship.
It is Sweden's fourth World Team Championship, following titles in 1988, 1991 and 1995.
The championship came down to a decisive doubles match after Sweden and Russia split a pair of singles matches earlier in the day. Sweden's doubles team of Robin Soderling and Robert Lindstedt defeated Dmitry Tursunov and Mikhail Youzhny 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 11-9.
The Russians have not won this tennis tournament but have been the runner-up three times before, from 2000-2002.