Germans beat USA in World Team

May 18, 2009 at 6:35 PM

DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 18 (UPI) -- Nicolas Kiefer and Mischa Zverev gave Germany a 2-1 win over the United States Monday in the ATP World Team Championship.

Kiefer-Zverev beat Americans Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey 4-6, 6-4, 10-1 on the second day of play in the tennis tournament.

Earlier Monday, German Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated American Robby Ginepri 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-0. Ginepri is appearing at his first tournament since undergoing an emergency appendectomy in late February.

Also, Sweden, four-time champion in this eight-nation round robin, beat France 2-1, Serbia beat three-time champion Argentina 2-1, and Italy beat 2008 runner-up Russia 2-1.

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