Friday, March 6, 2009

Davis Cup Results

Andy Roddick tied the U.S. with Switzerland after beating Marco Chiudinelli in 3 comfortable sets. James Blake lost the opening match to Stanislas Wawrinka in 4 and the Bryan Bros will take to the court tomorrow to try to give the U.S. a lead. Croatia, Russia and Argentina all won both of their opening matches to take 2-0 leads, while Spain and Serbia's much anticipated matchup was delayed 23 hours due to 55 mph winds that hit Benidorm on Thursday. Weather was ideal for the match on Friday, but the day was used to repair damage inflicted upon the venue.

U.S.A vs. Switzerland

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) def. James Blake (USA), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Andy Roddick (USA) def. Marco Chiudinelli (SUI), 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Czech Republic vs. France

Tomas Berdych (CZE) def. Gilles Simon (FRA), 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) def. Radek Stepanek (CZE), 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

Sweden vs. Israel

Thomas Johansson (SWE) def. Harel Levy (ISR), 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 8-6
Dudi Sela (ISR) def. Andreas Vinciguerra (SWE), 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 11-9

Croatia vs. Chile

Mario Ancic (CRO) def. Nicolas Massu (CHI), 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Marin Cilic (CRO) def. Paul Capdeville (CHI), 6-1, 6-2, 6-1

Romania vs. Russia

Marat Safin (RUS) def. Victor Crivoi (ROU), 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) def. Victor Hanescu (ROU), 6-4, 6-2, 6-4

Germany vs. Austria

Stefan Koubek (AUT) def. Rainer Schuettler (GER), 6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 6-2
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) def. Jurgen Melzer (AUT), 6-7 (4-7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3

Argentina vs. Netherlands

Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) def. Jesse Huta Galung (NED), 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2
Juan Monaco (ARG) def. Thiemo De Bakker (NED), 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

1 comment:

John said...

Superb start from Argentina. I did expect a 2-0 lead from them. But never did I thought that guy Galung had some surprises under his sleeves. It was only then the experience that Chela had the edge from the game. Monaco was simply a class above compare to his opponent. I’m happy to see both players making a triumphant return to the team.

Hopefully our doubles can get the job done in Day 2. So do you think the Dutch can make a remarkable comeback in this tie? After all this is the Davis Cup where anything is possible.