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Brazil takes 2-1 lead over Spain in Davis Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo defeated Marc Lopez and David Marrero 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 to give Brazil a 2-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup playoff on Saturday, leaving the five-time champions in danger of returning to the zone groups for the first time since 1996. Brazil had key breaks late in all three sets to clinch the victory in 2 hours, 35 minutes, at the Ibirapuera...
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Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, win 5th U.S. Open title for 16th major

NEW YORK -- Bob and Mike Bryan won a record-tying fifth U.S. Open doubles championship Sunday for their 100th tournament title. The top-ranked twins beat 11th-seeded Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 6-4. The Bryans matched Richard Sears and James Dwight, who won the men's doubles five times way back in the 1880s. They now own the Open-era mark, moving ahead of...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Spain builds lead over Ukraine

Marc Lopez beat Denys Molchanov 6-3, 6-3, on Sunday to increase Spain's winning margin to 4-0 over Ukraine in their Davis Cup World Group playoff. Lopez had paired with Rafael Nadal to win Saturday's doubles match over Molchanov and Sergiy Stakhovsky and build an unassailable 3-0 advantage for the hosts. Lopez won his second point in two days by breaking Molchanov four...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite loss, Spain has doubles pair for future

While a loss may not be the best barometer of success, Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez have seemingly filled Spain's recent Davis Cup doubles void. The Spanish duo lost to United States brothers Mike and Bob Bryan but pushed the most successful doubles pair of all time to their longest Davis Cup match. Defending champion Spain leads the semifinal 2-1 going into Sunday'...
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September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryan Brothers Keep US Hopes Alive in Davis Cup Doubles Win

Team USA is still alive in the Davis Cup World Group semifinal – but just barely. Bob and Mike Bryan kept the US hopes alive holding back Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez to win the doubles rubber on Saturday 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 to close the gap to 2-1 versus Spain, in Gijon. Spain aiming for their fourth final in five years won both singles rubber on Friday thanks to...
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September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Lopez replaces Nadal for Olympics

Feliciano Lopez has replaced the injured Rafael Nadal on Spain's tennis team for the London Olympics. The No. 30-ranked Lopez was called in by Spain on Friday after Nadal was forced to pull out with an undisclosed injury. Nadal, a record seven-time French Open champion, lost in the second round at Wimbledon last month and hasn't played since. Marc Lopez was selected to...
Via AP on Fox
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Spain in Davis Cup quarters minus Nadal (AP)

Defending champion Spain secured its place in the Davis Cup quarterfinals by winning the doubles against Kazakhstan for a 3-0 lead Saturday. Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, partnering for the first time, eased to a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Kazakh pair Evgeny Korolev and Yuriy Schukin on indoor clay.
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February 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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