U.S. Wins First Davis Cup Since 1995
By ANNE M. PETERSON,
Posted: 2007-12-01 23:45:08
Filed Under: Tennis
PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 1) – The United States won its first Davis Cup since 1995 with a doubles victory over defending champion Russia on Saturday.
Leading 2-0 in the best-of-five final, the Americans’ powerful team of twins Bob and Mike Bryan cruised past Nikolay Davydenko and Igor Andreev 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-2 to in a shade under two hours to seal the tie.
“No words can explain how we feel right now, except Woooooooo!” Mike Bryan exclaimed.
The once-dominant United States won its 32nd Davis Cup, and ended a 12-year drought, its longest span without a victory.
“To be here and to bring the Cup back to the States is just an amazing feeling,” Andy Roddick said. “But more importantly, just to share the journey with these guys, it’s been so much fun.”
Captain Patrick McEnroe was asked if it was his best moment ever in tennis.
McEnroe started his reply: “It’s not about me, it’s about this whole group of guys … “
But he was interrupted by a jubilant Roddick.”Say yes!” he shouted.
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