Historic Davis Cup Doubles Day

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Davis Cup remains the redoubt of doubles. In this, the second most celebrated and truly international competition (after the World Cup of soccer), doubles matters. The game has its own day, Saturday. It’s critically positioned between the two days that each feature singles matches. You can’t win a Davis Cup tie on Friday, but you can do it on doubles Saturday. Even more important, when a tie is deadlocked at 1-1, the doubles becomes critically important. At times, a doubles win can also be the unexpected launch point of a comeback that enables you to survive a near-death 0-2 experience to win.

Today, the first doubles Saturday of this year’s Davis Cup competition, we had a great demonstration of just how important and unpredictable doubles can be, as well...

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