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Spain exposes U.S. team's weaknesses

Updated: July 12, 2011, 12:34 PM ET
By Sandra Harwitt

AUSTIN, Texas -- The setup was meant to offer the United States the best opportunity to beat Spain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals this past weekend.

The USTA heard Andy Roddick's pleas and played the tie at his hometown of Austin. They selected the fastest of hard courts meant to suit the home team and divert the visitors. But conquering Spain is becoming an increasingly difficult task these days.

Spanish Davis Cup captain Albert Costa was humble all weekend long in ...

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