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Querrey replaces Blake; Nadal to lead Spain

Updated: September 9, 2008, 4:06 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID, Spain -- James Blake was dropped from the defending champion U.S. Davis Cup team and replaced by Sam Querrey on Tuesday.

Querrey was chosen ahead of Blake for the best-of-five series against Spain on outdoor clay Sept. 19-21 in Madrid.

Andy Roddick and doubles specialists Bob and Mike Bryan round out the U.S. team selected by captain Patrick McEnroe.

"James is just exhausted physically and mentally after a grueling summer," McEnroe said. "He said he needed a break and ...

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