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United States primed to end Davis Cup drought

With Andy Roddick playing twice and an almost an unbeatable doubles team, one would have to think the United States will be a heavy favorite to win the Davis Cup final.

Originally Published: November 29, 2007
By Keith Hawkins | ESPN.com

With Andy Roddick, you have a player who is the ultimate closer in Davis Cup. With the Bryan brothers, you get the best doubles team on the planet. Add James Blake's perfect record against Russia's No. 1 player (he's also 5-0 against Igor Andreev) and you have to like the United States' chances of winning the Davis Cup title for the 32nd time. But Team USA will have to knock off a Russian squad that is the defending champion and has won Davis Cup twice in the last five years.

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