USA Clinches Davis Cup Against Slovakia
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) -- Americans Bob and Mike Bryan capped a remarkable week with another celebratory chest bump on Saturday.
Six days after winning the U.S. Open for their 100th career tournament title, the world's top-ranked doubles team rolled to an easy three-set victory that clinched the United States' Davis Cup meeting against Slovakia.
Controlling the net with their quick hands and short-angled volleys, the Bryans broke serve seven times and routed Norbert Gombos and Lukas Lacko 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 in just 76 minutes.
''We had our goals, which was to win the US Open and come in here and help the team get to the World Group,'' Bob Bryan said. ''Just feels it's all one emotion. We can kind of exhale and kind of enjoy it. Yeah, when we won the Open it was great, but we shifted our focus very quickly to this tie.''
The Bryans' lopsided victory followed Friday's straight-set singles wins by John Isner and Sam Querrey for an insurmountable 3-0 lead. It secured a spot for the U.S. in the 2015 World Group, extending a stretch in the top tier that began in 1989.
''It was one of our better Davis Cup performances because I felt we were hitting on all facets of the game,'' Mike Bryan said. ''Didn't really have any difficulty out there,'' he added. ''Just thought we started hot and just kept it up, kept our energy high.''
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