Brazil alive at Davis Cup; Big doubles win for Czech Republic
BY Associated Press
Sunday, February 03, 2013
2/03/13 at 6:24 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Brazil's doubles team of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares upset top-ranked Mike and Bob Bryan 7-6 (6), 6-7 (7), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 and kept the U.S. 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.
The U.S. has a 2-1 advantage heading into Sunday's reverse singles. The United States' John Isner faces Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci in the opening match. If Bellucci wins to even the score at 2-2, Sam Querrey of the United States and Brazil's Thiago Alves will meet in the deciding match.
Original Print Headline: Brazil alive with doubles win over Bryans