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Without Roddick, U.S. falls in quarters

Updated: July 12, 2009, 6:23 PM ET
Associated Press

POREC, Croatia -- The United States was ousted from the Davis Cup, and left to wonder how it might have gone had Andy Roddick been around to pelt opponents with his laser serve.

James Blake was unable to keep the Americans alive in the quarterfinals Sunday, losing to Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the opening match of reverse singles.

Cilic's victory on indoor clay put Croatia ahead 3-1 in the best-of-five format, sending the country to its first semifinal since ...

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