Monday, March 8, 2010

Davis Cup 2010: First Round

The Academy Awards wasn't the only thing happening this weekend. Davis Cup was also being played around the world. Here is how it all went down.

Argentina d. Sweden 3-2

Top ten player Robin Soderling won both of his rubbers for Sweden, but with the score tied at 2-2, David Nalbandian gutted out a four-set win for Argentina.

Spain d. Switzerland 4-1

Stepping in for absent Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, David Ferrer and Stanislas Wawrinka both won in the first day for their respective countries. Day 2 and 3, however, went Spain's way as the defending champion moves on.

Russia d. India 3-2

As expected, Russia dominated in the first day while India took doubles in the second. It was up to Mikhail Youzhny to clinch it for Russia on the third day and he did.

France d. Germany 4-1

France headline by Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, dominated the match up winning the first three games rendering the next two matches dead rubbers.

Serbia d. United States 3-2

Second ranked Novak Djokovic won both of his matches against Sam Querrey and John Isner to lift Serbia to the next round. The United States had to do without Andy Roddick, James Blake, and Mike Bryan.

Chile v. Israel 3-1

With a 2-1 advantage heading into the third day, Fernando Gonzalez beat Dudi Sela in straight sets in the fourth rubber to hand Chile the win.

Czech Republic d. Belgium 4-1

Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek both won in singles in the first day and then partnered to win doubles on the second day to give the Czech Republic the win.

Croatia d. Ecuador 5-0

Nicolas Lapentti took Ivo Karlovic to five sets in the first rubber, but still lost to the big man. Croatia then went on to dominate the rest of the tournament.

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