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2006 United States Davis Cup Team Archive

May 25, 2008 12:40 PM

United States vs. Russia World Group Semifinal

Cup Quest Continues as U.S. Faces Russia
After enjoying the home-cooking of successful campaigns in La Jolla and Mission Hills, the United States Davis Cup Team packed their bags and flew halfway around the world to Moscow, in preparation for their biggest test yet, a World Group semifinal clash with powerhouse Russia.

Safin Nets Russia Victory in Command Performance
Taking a gamble on the mercurial but extraordinarily gifted Marat Safin, Russia reaped the rewards and may have found its leading man.

Bryans Double Up Russian Duo
Bob and Mike Bryan gave their country exactly what it needed on Saturday, earning a valuable point in doubles that keeps the United States’ Davis Cup dreams alive and within a point of tying Russia in the best-of-five semifinal series.

An Unlikely Hero Guides Russia to Final
Surprise substitute Dmitry Tursunov earned host Russia a berth in the 2006 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas final, defeating a valiant Andy Roddick in five grueling sets, 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 17-15.

United States vs. Chile World Group Quarterfinal

Roddick Draws U.S. Even With Chile
Soaring high above the surrounding San Jacinto mountain range, a confident and poised Andy Roddick defeated Nicolas Massu of Chile in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6(5), 7-6(5), to level the best-of-five Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinal at one point apiece.

High-Flying Bryan Brothers Win in a Romp
Thrown into the fire on center-stage at the Mission Hills Country Club after not expecting to compete during the weekend, Capdeville and Garcia were promptly dismissed by American twins Bob and Mike Bryan in a shade over an hour, losing in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

Roddick Closes Out Win for Americans
For the seventh straight time Roddick had the opportunity to clinch a Davis Cup tie for his country, and for the seventh match in a row, he sealed the deal for the United States.

United States vs. Romania World Group First Round

U.S. Rolls Past Romania, Eye Quarterfinal Meeting With Chile
Cool, calm, and collected, a resurgent Andy Roddick ended Romania’s stay at the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean, locking in an intriguing match-up with Chile in the world group quarterfinals. Defeating Razvan Sabau in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2, the U.S. number one redeemed himself for his sickening Friday, and earned the team a hard-fought 4-1 overall victory.

High-Flying Bryan Brothers Give U.S. 2-1 Lead
After dropping the first set to Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States, 6-2, Victor Hanescu was forced to retire because of a rib injury, handing the Americans a fortuitous break and their first lead of the best-of-five Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first-round weekend series. An injury described by neutral ITF doctor Stuart Marshall as a tear to the ligaments that hold his eleventh rib (aka, “a floating rib”), Hanescu took a three-minute timeout in the seventh game of the first set, down a break, serving at 2-4.

Ailing Roddick Gets a Boost as Blake Settles The Score
Barely able to stand, over three and a half hours removed from the opening game in his Davis Cup first round match at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Andy Roddick couldn’t find an answer to the inspired play of Andrei Pavel, falling to the 32-year-old veteran, 6-7(3), 2-6, 7-6(8), 6-2, 6-4. "Basically I didn't have anything left in my body for my body to use as fuel. I just felt dead. I felt like I had no energy after that" said Roddick, who declared defiantly, "I'm playing," when asked about his availibility for his reverse singles match on Sunday. Roddick will have all day Saturday to rest, rehab, and gain strength.

United States Opens 2006 Davis Cup Campaign at La Jolla
Playing host to Romania with a berth in the 2006 World Group quarterfinals on the line, a highly motivated U.S. Davis Cup team is eager to erase the bitter memories of a year ago and write a promising new chapter. Beginning on Friday, an expected crowd of more than 5,000 fans will congregate in La Jolla, Calif., to root on their team, with live television coverage starting at 2 p.m. Eastern on The Tennis Channel and throughout the weekend of play on the Outdoor Life Network.

The USTA Signs OLN and The Tennis Channel As U.S. Davis Cup Television Partners For 2006
The USTA, in conjunction with the ITF, announced that OLN and The Tennis Channel will be the domestic television broadcasters for all U.S. Davis Cup action in 2006. The new agreement begins February 10-12, with complete live television coverage of the 2006 first round U.S. Davis Cup competition, including full, live coverage and same-day, prime-time replays of all matches. The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, an ITF event, is the largest annual international team competition in world sport. Featuring 133 nations, 16 countries qualify for the elite World Group each year.



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