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Despite McEnroe's absence, U.S. team is ready

The U.S. Davis Cup team is very strong on paper. This weekend, two of the world's top-10 players and the No. 1 doubles tandem hope they're even more commanding on grass.

Updated: April 6, 2006, 2:26 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- The U.S. Davis Cup team is very strong on paper. This weekend, two of the world's top-10 players and the No. 1 doubles tandem hope they're even more commanding on grass.

Andy Roddick and James Blake, ranked fourth and eighth, respectively, and twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan will aim to put the Chilean team out to pasture in the Davis Cup quarterfinals, which begin Friday at the Mission Hills Country Club.

Captain Patrick McEnroe polled his players ...

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