Once a conveyor belt of tennis greats like Bjorn Borg, Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis now finds itself in the doldrums.
Former Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal has suffered a shock first-round exit to unfancied Belgian Steve Darcis.
Swedish former world number nine Joachim Johansson announced his retirement from tennis for the second time, citing a lack of motivation.
Sweden beat Russia 3-2
World Group first round: Joachim Johansson (Sweden) beat Teymuraz Gabashvili (Russia) 6-3 7-6(4) 6-4
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