USA doubles halve Spain advantage


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:02

The US went into the tie knowing a defeat would signal the end of their reign after losing both singles matches on Friday, but makeshift pairing Mardy Fish and Mike Bryan breathed fresh life into the semi-final with a 4-6 6-4 6-3 4-6 6-4 win.

Fish, playing in his first Davis Cup match in four years, was only given his chance after Bob Bryan withdrew due to a shoulder injury, breaking up his top-ranked partnership with twin brother Mike.

However, Fish played his part to the full as the US halved Spain’s advantage and set up an enthralling final day in the singles, when world number one Rafael Nadal is set to meet US hope Andy Roddick and David Ferrer is due to face Sam Querrey.


Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.