Call it a life-altering experience. Fifteen years ago, Andy Roddick attended the Davis Cup final and decided tennis was in his blood. Now, Roddick is a step closer to leading the U.S. team to its first title since 1995.
Andy Roddick is as good as it gets (8-0) when it comes to closing out Davis Cup ties. But part of the reason for his success is the fact that the Bryan brothers almost never lose their crucial doubles matches, writes Bonnie D. Ford.
Joachim Johansson hasn't played a match since January. So why has Sweden's captain Mats Wilander pegged Johansson, and not veteran Jonas Bjorkman, to play singles in Friday's Davis Cup semifinals against the U.S.?
An ideal surface. Two top-10 players. The world's No. 1 doubles team. Is there any reason to think host Sweden stands a chance against the United States in the Davis Cup semifinals? One look at history and the answer is a resounding yes.