Bryans Lead US Past Austria in Davis Cup

Top-ranked twins cruise to win; France next up for Americans
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 9, 2008 10:15 PM CST
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga smiles waving the French flag after his team won the doubles match of the Davis Cup World Group first round encounter between Romania and France in Sibiu, central Romania,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Friday was for stressing, but yesterday was relaxing for the U.S. team in the first round of the Davis Cup. After Andy Roddick and James Blake struggled to win singles matches Friday, twins Bob and Mike Bryan won in straight sets to beat Austria and send the U.S. into April's second round, reports the Associated Press.

"I am glad we finished off the job on the second day," U.S. captain Patrick McEnroe said. The Bryans beat Julian Knowle and Jurgen Melzer 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 for a 3-0 U.S. lead in Vienna. The U.S. will advance to host France, which beat Romania 3-0 in Sibiu. The top-ranked Bryans had none of the clay-court problems Roddick and Blake had Friday.