SEVILLE, Spain — The Bryan twins stopped Spain’s momentum in the Davis Cup final. Now it’s up to Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish.
Bob and Mike Bryan defeated Tommy Robredo and Juan Carlos Ferrero in 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 Saturday, leaving the Americans down 2-1 entering today’s singles in the best-of-five series. The Californians are 5-0 in Davis Cup doubles and haven’t dropped a set.
“We obviously have a lot of work tomorrow, but we know what we have to accomplish now,” said Fish, who could face Rafael Nadal in the deciding fifth match today, provided Roddick gets by Carlos Moya in the first singles match.
Only one team in Davis Cup history has come back to win after being down 2-0 in the final. That was Australia in 1939 against the United States. The Americans have won the Davis Cup 31 times, but not since 1995. Spain is seeking its second title.
“It’s a big task. We know what we have in front of us,” added Fish, who gave his team a rallying cry Friday after the Americans lost both singles.