There is nothing like the Davis Cup in all of tennis… or many other sports for that matter. The closest comparison could be the World Cup of soccer. Tennis is traditionally seen as a country club sport, personified by quiet points and respectful clapping.
Well, the Davis Cup matches change this stereotype. The sold-out Frank Erwin Center is filled with noise-makers, painted faces, flags and national colors. It’s a cross between the US Open and a highly competitive college football game.
Match one did not disappoint. USA’s number one seed Mardy Fish took on Spain’s number two: Feliciano Lopez in a five- set thriller. Lopez upset Fish 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6.
Match number two found the USA in desperate need for a win, but it was not in the cards. Andy Roddick played an incredible match against David Ferrer, but Ferrer didn’t falter. Ferrer gave Spain a 2-0 lead with a close three-set victory: 7-6, 7-5, 6-3.