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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
U.S. loses to Czech Republic

Associated Press

DUESSELDORF, Germany -- The Czech Republic closed out a 3-0 victory over the United States as Frantisek Cermak and Radek Stepanek defeated Andy Roddick and Ryan Harrison 7-6 (5), 5-7, 10-8 in doubles at the Team World Cup on Wednesday.

Defending champion Germany and Argentina improved their records to 2-0.

Philipp Kohlschreiber sealed Germany's win over Croatia by beating Lovro Zovko 6-2, 7-6 (2). Germany also won the doubles to complete a 3-0 sweep in the Blue Group.

Argentina swept Japan 3-0 in the Red Group. Carlos Berlocq beat Japan's Go Soeda 6-3, 6-4 to secure the win, and Argentina won the doubles.

Russia won the doubles to reduce its deficit to Serbia to 2-1 in the Blue Group.