Roddick blows Mathieu off the court to clinch Davis Cup tie

Despite the unexpected pullout of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet's confounding proposal, the French squad played a spirited tie. However, it just wasn't meant to be as Andy Roddick and the Americans advanced to the Davis Cup semifinals and took a step closer to a title repeat.

Originally Published: April 14, 2008
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- To paraphrase a famous French philosopher, the heart of a tennis player has its own internal reasoning that isn't always reasonable. That's particularly true in Davis Cup tennis, where some great players founder, some mediocre players excel, and most players try to be reliable.

Let's be real -- the way Andy Roddick attacked Sunday's decisive fourth match of the Davis Cup quarterfinals, it wouldn't have made much difference whom the French put on the ...

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