Roddick Puts US in Davis Cup Semis

US will face Spain next - Roddick vs. Nadal
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2008 6:46 PM CDT
France's Paul-Henri Mathieu returns a shot during his Davis Cup tennis quarterfinals match against Andy Roddick in Winston-Salem, N.C., today.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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(Newser) – Andy Roddick proved dominant again in the Davis Cup, sending the defending champion United States past France today and into the semifinals against Spain. Roddick defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 for the deciding. This was Roddick's second singles victory in three days. This marks the sixth straight Davis Cup victory for the U.S., including last year's win over Russia in the final.

Next up for the U.S. is a road matchup against Rafael Nadal and Spain in September. "I know we're not going to be the favorites," Roddick said. "But I know we're going to go and we're going to try. The thing about this team is we don't play when it's convenient. That's probably different from some of the other countries."