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Germany wins record 5th cup

DUESSELDORF, Germany -- Germany overcame defending champion Argentina 2-1 to win the World Team Cup for a record fifth time Saturday.

Florian Mayer put Germany ahead by defeating Juan Monaco 7-6 (4), 6-0, but Juan Ignacio Chela pulled Argentina even when he beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Kohlschreiber then teamed with Philipp Petzschner to defeat Chela and Maximo Gonzalez 6-3, 7-6 (5).

Argentina was playing in the final for the seventh time and seeking to become the first team to claim five victories. All three of its defeats in the final have come against Germany.

Argentina was bidding to become the third nation to successfully defend its title after the United States in 1984-85 and Chile in 2003-04.