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Roddick rides emotional wave; sends U.S. to Davis Cup final

Call it a life-altering experience. Fifteen years ago, Andy Roddick attended the Davis Cup final and decided tennis was in his blood. Now, Roddick is a step closer to leading the U.S. team to its first title since 1995.

Updated: September 26, 2007, 9:59 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | Special to ESPN.com

GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- Credit the put-out to Andy Roddick, with a big assist from a thousand miles away in Moscow.

Roddick kept his perfect streak intact Sunday, defeating late singles entry Jonas Bjorkman 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4 to win a clinching Davis Cup match for the ninth time in as many chances. That launched the U.S. team into its second final in four years -- and thanks to Russia's comeback from a 2-1 deficit against Germany the same afternoon, the U.S. will host that final for the ...

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