Davis Cup

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Roddick Puts US in Davis Cup Semis

US will face Spain next - Roddick vs. Nadal

(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... More »

Doubles Win Keeps France Alive in Cup

Top-ranked Bryans fall as US fails to clinch semifinals spot

(Newser) - Frenchmen Michael Llodra and Arnaud Clement rallied past top-ranked twins Bob and Mike Bryan 6-7 (7), 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to cut the Americans' lead to 2-1 in their Davis Cup quarterfinal today. The Bryans had been 14-1 in Davis Cup play and 5-0 in clinching situations, but they couldn't secure... More »

Blake, Roddick Give US 2-0 Davis Cup Lead

Blake comes back to win in five sets, Roddick blasts 30 aces

(Newser) - James Blake's perseverance and Andy Roddick's power gave the United States a commanding 2-0 lead over France in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday. Blake overcame his fifth-set woes, fighting off two match points to beat Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 and Roddick ripped 30... More »

Bryans Lead US Past Austria in Davis Cup

Top-ranked twins cruise to win; France next up for Americans

(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.... More »

US Brings Cup Home Again

Bryan twins clinch America's first Davis victory since 1995

(Newser) - A novel Russian strategy backfired against the top team in men's tennis today, as America's Mike and Bob Bryan clinched the Davis Cup with a doubles match win in straight sets: 7-6, 6-4, 6-2. Russia hoped that baseliners Nikolay Davydenko and Igor Andreev would foil the Bryans, but Davydenko—currently... More »

Blake Mentally Tough in Davis Cup Win

United States one victory away from first title in 12 years

(Newser) - James Blake got past his reputation for failing in big situations, in part by avoiding the fifth set today. The No. 2 American player defeated Russia's Mikhail Youzhny to give his nation a commanding 2-0 lead in the Davis Cup Final, reports the Oregonian. Fellow American Andy Roddick won in... More »

Possible Poisoning at Davis Cup

German Haas' may have been drugged in match vs. Russia

(Newser) - The alleged stomach virus that forced Tommy Haas to withdraw from his Davis Cup match against Russia may have been something far more sinister. The International Tennis Federation is looking into allegations that the German was poisoned, based on comments relayed by a Haas teammate from a Russian who manages... More »

Unbroken, Roddick Goes to Final

Sixteen aces edge team ahead in best-of-five series

(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... More »

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