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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 »

Haas Gives Up on Federer, Wimbledon

Abdominal injury forces German's third walkout from Grand Slam play

(Newser) - Germany's Tommy Haas withdrew from his match against Roger Federer yesterday, citing a torn stomach muscle. "I wonder if I am cursed," said the thirteenth seed, who has bowed out of two other Wimbledon tournaments under similar circumstances. Haas apparently sustained the injury during his defeat of Russia's... More »

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