Don't be fooled -- Querrey has the tools to win on clay

Led by Rafael Nadal, a highly motivated Spanish armada appears to have everything in its favor when it tackles the Americans in the Davis Cup semifinals -- on clay and in Madrid. Throw in rookie Sam Querrey and one has to wonder if the U.S. is on a suicide mission.

Updated: September 16, 2008, 5:48 PM ET
By Peter Bodo | TENNIS.com

Sam Querrey is about to find out that the drain in Spain is mainly on the brain, as he makes his debut as a U.S. singles player in what appears to be a suicide mission in a bullring in Madrid. This will be a semifinal against a Spanish team led by Rafael Nadal. The Spanish squad will be highly motivated for the tie because it has a 2-1 record in finals since 2000, but has only won the title once since Nadal emerged as a top player.

The USTA recently hosted a conference call with ...

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