U.S.-France likely to come down to the wire; Spain, Argentina should cruise

The defending champion Americans are oozing with bravado. The French squad is overflowing with talent. Sprinkle in some bad blood, and we've got a Davis Cup spectacle on our hands. But who wins? Ravi Ubha provides a tie-by-tie breakdown for each of the quarterfinal clashes.

Originally Published: April 9, 2008
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

The U.S. is the most successful team in Davis Cup history, and France has an impressive pedigree, too, so this one was supposed to be good. Then Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet pulled out for the visitors.

Can you say "cakewalk?"

Germany faces an uphill struggle against a full-strength Spain, Argentina is heavily favored against past powerhouse Sweden, and Russia will move a step closer to making a third straight final if it beats the Czech Republic.

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