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U.S. claim Davis Cup for 32nd time

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  • United States take Davis Cup for the 32nd time with doubles victory
  • Bryan twins see off Nikolay Davydenko and Igor Andreev in straight sets
  • Andy Roddick and James Blake had won singles rubbers on first day
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PORTLAND, Oregon -- The United States won the Davis Cup for the 32nd time as a doubles win for Bob and Mike Bryan gave them an unassailable 3-0 lead over defending champions Russia in the final in Portland, Oregon.

The Bryan twins proved far too good for their Russian opponents.

The Bryan twins, the world's leading doubles pair for three successive years, were proved too good for the Russian pair of Nikolay Davydenko and Igor Andreev, winning 7-6 6-4 6-2.

Andy Roddick and James Blake had put the United States ahead 2-0 on Friday with singles victories, Roddick downing Dmitry Tursunov 6-4 6-4 6-2 and Blake beating Mikhail Youzhny 6-3 7-6 6-7 7-6 in a five-set epic.

The Bryans were only under any real pressure in the first set tiebreak in which they briefly trailed, but they recovered to take it 7-4 and never looked back,

An early break in the second set was enough for a two sets to love lead and two further breaks of service in the third saw off the Russian pair.

It was United States' first win in the premier team event in men's tennis since Pete Sampras led them to victory over Russia in Moscow in 1995. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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