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Published: Monday, 3/7/2011

Roddick, U.S. advance in Davis Cup

ASSOCIATED PRESS

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Andy Roddick defeated Paul Capdeville 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3, 6-3 Sunday, giving the United States an insurmountable lead in a 4-1 win in the Davis Cup first-round series against Chile.

Roddick is 12-0 in matches that can clinch a Davis Cup series for the United States. He has played in 24 career ties since 2001 and has a 33-11 record.

The Americans will play Spain in the quarterfinal round in July in the U.S. The Spanish team, led by Rafael Nadal, beat Belgium 4-1. Roddick's hometown of Austin is being considered as the host, along with San Antonio and Albany, N.Y.

The U.S. team last played a home series in March, 2009, beating Switzerland 4-1 at Birmingham, Alabama.

"I think it's been no secret that I've wanted [to play in Austin], so I certainly appreciate the effort put forward and hopefully we can get it," Roddick said. "It would be a dream come true to play at home a really cool experience.

"A guy named Rafa coming to town will provide a little bit of energy. It's as good a second round as I've ever seen. Any place will be good as I'm just happy it will be on U.S. soil."



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