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WASHINGTON - AUGUST 06: Sam Querrey serves to Andy Roddick during Day 4 of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center on August 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The United States was in trouble when Sam Querrey began his Davis Cup match against Thiago Alves on Sunday. A few booming serves later, the Americans were headed for the quarterfinals. Querrey beat Alves 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) to give the U.S. a dramatic 3-2 victory over Brazil, stepping up after teammate John Isner lost to Thomaz Bellucci to send the countries to the deciding fifth match. ''I was very happy with the way I battled through (the match),'' Querrey said. ''I fought through the tough points and got breaks in the second, third and fourth sets. I was just happy to get through it.'' Also advancing Sunday to the quarterfinals were: Canada (over Spain), Italy (over Croatia), Kazakhstan (over Austria) and the Czech Republic (over Switzerland). Clinching spots on Saturday were: France (over Israel), Serbia (over Belgium) and Argentina (over Germany). The U.S. will host Serbia in the next round in Boise, Idaho, from April 5-7. The other three matchups for the quarterfinals ...
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