Unbroken, Roddick Goes to Final

Sixteen aces edge team ahead in best-of-five series
By Rachel Kravetz,  Newser User
Posted Sep 23, 2007 6:45 PM CDT
Andy Roddick of the United States against Sweden's Joachim Johansson during a Davis Cup semi final between Sweden and the United States in Gothenburg, Sweden, Friday, Sept. 21, 2007. (AP Photo/Michael...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The US is headed to the Davis Cup finals thanks to Andy Roddick’s victory today. He beat Sweden’s Jonas Bjorkman 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4, sending the US back home to host the final for the first time in more than a decade. The US will face defending champion Russia for the title, Sports Illustrated reports. Russia defeated Germany in the other semifinal in Moscow.

"If you would have told me I could get through three sets with Jonas without getting broken I would have questioned your sanity a little bit," said Roddick, whose win ended a three-match losing streak against the Swedes at the Scandinavium. For his part, Bjorkman praised Roddick’s game, but added that “the lady in the chair was way too nice to him.”