Kudos to the captain of America
It's unequivocally true that the U.S. Davis Cup squad that beat Russia in the final this weekend to end a 12-year U.S. drought is Andy Roddick's team. But by the end of the final, it seemed equally true that this was U.S. captain Pat McEnroe's Davis Cup -- his Tom Landry or Phil Jackson moment.
The circumstances going into this final were deceptive. The U.S. was a clear favorite, but every advantage it enjoyed was counter-balanced and, to some degree, mitigated by the well-rounded Russians. ...
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