The United States took a 2-0 lead over Brazil in their first-round, best-of-five Davis Cup tennis competition in Jacksonville, Fla.
U.S. leads Brazil 2-0
John Isner and Sam Querrey each won their matches Friday to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Brazil in the first round of their best-of-five Davis Cup competition in Jacksonville, Fla.
Isner beat Brazil’s Thiago Alves 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. Earlier, Querrey earned a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Thomaz Bellucci.
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Bob and Mike Bryan, the world’s No. 1-ranked doubles team, will take on Brazil’s Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares on Saturday, with reverse singles scheduled Sunday.
Isner, who is coming back from a bone bruise on his knee, finished with 32 aces and had 29 other serves Alves could not return.
Querrey dominated the 15 games he served. He won 45 of the 47 first-serve points that went in and never faced a service break on his serve, winning all but 12 points on his serve in the three sets.
In other first-round action, Canada took a 2-0 lead over Spain in Vancouver, B.C., as Milos Raonic beat Albert Ramos 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 and Frank Dancevic defeated Marcel Granollers 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.
Dr. Phil show: Part 2
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Police said Stillwagon fired at the driver of a pickup truck Sept. 30, with one of the shots grazing the 41-year-old man’s head.
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