GOTEBORG, Sweden — Anders Jarryd has replaced the injured Stefan Edberg in the Swedish lineup for this weekend's Davis Cup final against India, but no one involved believes that the loss of the world's No. 2 player will make a difference to the Swedes.
"Sweden has the four best clay-court players in the world," India's playing coach, Vijay Amritraj, said Thursday after the draw. "It makes no difference to us who's playing."
Mats Wilander, ranked No. 3 in the world, will play the first singles today against India's top player, Ramesh Krishnan, ranked No. 49. Jarryd, who is No. 15, faces the 34-year-old Amritraj in the second singles.
Edberg, who twisted his right foot Monday, is scheduled to join Jarryd in Saturday's doubles against brothers Vijay and Anand Amritraj.