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Soares-Melo give Brazil 2-1 Davis Cup lead over Spain

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 indoor arena...
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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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brazilians Melo/Soares stun the Bryans in day 2 Davis Cup action

With an impeccable 22-2 record in Davis Cup doubles going into today’s match, most people had penned in a US victory for the Bryan brothers in yesterday’s doubles rubber against Brazil. But in tennis it’s never safe to count on the better team on paper. Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares have had success playing the Bryans in the past, having beaten the brothers twice, although...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Brazil Stays Alive As Melo and Soares Upset the Bryans in 5 Sets

  Bob and Mike Bryan   DAVIS CUP: BRAZIL STAYS ALIVE Melo and Soares upset the Bryans in 5 sets; U.S. up 2-1 By Junior Williams   (February 2, 2013) JACKSONVILLE — On Groundhog Day here in the United States, the conventional wisdom was that the world’s top-doubles team would clinch a first round Davis Cup World Group victory and ensure a long winter for Brazil’s team...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Brazil alive; Big doubles win for Czech Republic

Brazil's doubles team of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares upset the top-ranked Mike and Bob Bryan 7-6 (6), 6-7 (7), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 and kept the United States from clinching the first-round Davis Cup match. It was only the third time the Bryan brothers had dropped a Davis Cup match. It was just the second time that they had dropped a five-set match in ATP competition. Their only...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Brazil tops Bryan bros., cuts deficit

Brazil's Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares upset the top-ranked Mike and Bob Bryan 7-6 (6), 6-7 (7), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 and kept the United States from clinching the first-round Davis Cup tie on Saturday. It was only the third time the Bryan brothers dropped a Davis Cup rubber. It was just the second time they lost a five-set match. Their only other five-set defeat was in 1999 at Wimbledon...
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Refuel with NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony

New York Knicks and five-time NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist Carmelo Anthony, or “Melo” as he’s nicknamed, may not be well known among tennis fans — but he should be! “Melo” (don’t confuse him with the Brazilian doubles player Marcelo Melo!) has been around tennis and even incorporates a tennis ball in his training workouts to strengthen his dribbling skills...
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April 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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