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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

US wins Davis Cup Title final 4-1

The win for the United States' over Russia in the Davis Cup final was the first Davis Cup title since 1995. Apparently, James Blake smiled his way through and last match of the Davis Cup on Sunday. He comfortably did so as his the final match was in fact meaningless after the Unites States victory was already assured with their earlier wins on Saturday. Blake who went on to defeat Dmitry Tursunov 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 said of the occasion, "It's starting to sink in." "We did it." The U.S. beat Russia 4-1 to win the Davis Cup title. Even Andy Roddick proudly reflected after helping the United States win saying, "To be here and to bring the Cup back to the States is just an amazing feeling." "But more importantly, just to share the journey with these guys, it's been so much fun," he added in conclusion.

Roddick and Blake each kicked off the Untied States' inevitable victory by winning both their singles matches Friday on the indoor hard court at Portland's Memorial Coliseum. Twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan solidified the task of winning the first U.S. Davis Cup victory in more than ten years on Saturday, beating Russia's Nikolay Davydenko and Igor Andreev 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-2 for the Americans' third straight win in the best-of-five final.

Pete Sampras led the U.S team to victory over Russia on clay in Moscow 12 years ago. The once-dominant United States team then experienced the longest duration without an American victory in history. The United States now has 32 titles in the international team competition, dating to 1900. Team captain Patrick McEnroe proudly added when asked if it was his best moment ever in tennis, "It's not about me, it's about this whole group of guys ...” before he was interrupted by a rapturous Roddick.

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