Rafael Nadal shrugged off his disappointment and fatigue from losing the U.S. Open final to rout Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-0, 6-1 Friday and give Spain a 1-0 lead over France in their Davis Cup semifinal.
Sweden will play the United States in the Davis Cup semifinals at the Scandinavium Arena on Sept. 21-23.
World No. 1 Roger Federer will open Switzerland's Davis Cup world group playoff against Serbia on Friday in the opening singles tie against Janko Tipsarevic.
Anna Kournikova began preparations for the French Open and put her injured side to a test in a first-round victory Wednesday in the Cloister Cup.