So the bad news (for me, at least) is that tickets to the Davis Cup finals in Portland sold out in 30 minutes, so I didn’t manage to get any access to the event this year. The good news is that it looks like the US is about to win the event.
James Blake held off feisty Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3) Friday night to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Russia in the Davis Cup final.
Blake’s victory got the U.S. within one win of its first Davis Cup title since 1995. Earlier, Andy Roddick cruised past Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the opening match on the hard court at Memorial Coliseum. MSNBC.com
In my opinion, it would take a huge upset for the US to not get the one needed victory to clinch the title.