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U.S. finds no satisfaction in a moral victory

Entrenched in a hostile Madrid environment, Sam Querrey and Andy Roddick ardently fought the Spaniards in the Day 1 Davis Cup semifinals. But the U.S. heads into Saturday's action down 0-2.

Updated: September 19, 2008, 5:26 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

MADRID -- Andy Roddick hadn't lost a Davis Cup match in two full years, and he clearly didn't like the change of pace, or seeing his team backed up to the edge of elimination on the first day of the long weekend.

Two down in a best-of-five series is numerology that speaks for itself, but a reporter underscored it by reminding Roddick that the U.S. is 1-31 in that situation over the last century-plus.

"You mean we have a chance?'' Roddick inquired with mock ...

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