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U.S. falls behind on opening day

Updated: December 3, 2004, 5:48 PM ET
Associated Press

SEVILLE, Spain -- With drums pounding and a brass band playing, Andy Roddick and his U.S. teammates were reduced to silence Friday in the Davis Cup final.

The Americans lost the opening two singles matches, falling into a big hole while Spain moved into commanding position to win the title for the second time.

Rafael Nadal defeated the second-ranked Roddick 6-7 (6), 6-2, 7-6 (6), 6-2 after Carlos Moya opened by beating Mardy Fish 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

"It was crazy," Roddick said. "It ...

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