Davis Cup first round wrap: Sam is the man- Phew!

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Querrey was the 5th rubber stopper.

Davis Cup is an international competition so its ties are scheduled on dates that work in the over all calendar, not to the benefit of any particular nation, which is why the US faced Brazil on the weekend Feb. 1-3, with the last day being Super Bowl Sunday. Trying to pack a stadium on that day is impossible as it’s the biggest sporting day in the US and given that many tennis fans are also football fans, not enough folks came out to see Sam Querrey finish off Thiago Alves 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 in the final rubber after Thomaz Bellucci has tuned an out-of-sorts John Isner 2-6 6-4 6-7 6-4 6-3.

Around 115 million people watched the Super Bowl and hopefully some of the them turned into the tennis as the pre-game show, as life got very dicey for Jim Courier

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