The true cost of throwing a match: captain of Russia’s tennis team

Shamil Tarpishchev, captain of the Russian national tennis team, President of the Russian Tennis Federation

1948 - Born in Moscow
1970 - Graduates, State Central Institute for Physical Culture, Moscow
1974 - Captain, Russian Davis Cup team
1992 - Adviser to President of the Russian Federation on Physical Culture and Sport Matters
1993 - Chairman, National Sport Foundation of Russia
1993 - Chairman, Co-Ordination Committee for Physical Culture and Sport under the President of the Russian Federation
1994 - Chairman, State Committee for Physical Culture and Tourism
1994 - Member, International Olympic Committee
1995 - Member, IOC Radio and Television Commission
1996 - President, Russian Tennis Federation
1997 - Adviser to the Mayor of Moscow
1999 - President, Russian Tennis Federation
2000 - Captain, Federal Cup team
2002 - Member, Council of Sport under the President of the Russian Federation
2002 - Captain, Davis Cup Championship
2004 - Captain, Federation Cup Championship
2005 - Captain, Federation Cup Championship
2006 - Member, Sport and Environment Commission, IOC
2006 - Captain, Davis Cup Championship
2007 - Captain, Federation Cup Championship

Today we will talk about tennis. Russia is going to try to defend the Davis Cup title against the Americans this weekend. The home environment will certainly boost the chances of the Americans. So - what would it take the Russians to keep their Champion title? To answer these questions, our guest in the studio today is Shamil Tarpishchev, the captain of the Russian national tennis team - who has already led Russia's women’s team to the victory at the Fed Cup Final earlier this year.