US down Swiss in Davis Cup
The US has stunned Switzerland in the World Group first round, taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead.
The United States reached the Davis Cup quarter-finals on Saturday when the doubles pairing of Mike Bryan and Mardy Fish gave them an unbeatable 3-0 lead over hosts Switzerland.
The Americans defeated Olympic champions Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3 to secure the winning point.
In Friday’s opening two rubbers, Fish defeated Wawrinka in five sets and John Isner upset Federer in four.
Defending champions Spain reached the Davis Cup quarter-finals for a sixth successive year when they secured an unassailable 3-0 lead over visitors Kazakhstan.
Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez defeated Evgeny Korolev and Yuriy Schukin 6-2 6-3 6-1 in the doubles to put Spain, playing without Rafael Nadal, into a last eight clash against either Austria or Russia.
In Friday’s opening singles, Juan Carlos Ferrero had beaten Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 4-6 6-4 whole Nicolas Almagro saw off Andrey Golubev 6-3 4-6 6-1 6-1.
In other World Group results:
Czech Republic leads Italy 3-0
Serbia is 2-1 against Sweden
Croatia leads Japan 2-1
Argentina leads Germany 3-0
Austria leads Russia 2-1
Canada and France are tied 1-1
Asia/Oceania Zone 1
Australia leads China 3-0
Korea leads Chinese Taipei 3-0
Uzbekistan leads New Zealand 3-0