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United States continued with their demolition act, crushing Switzerland 5-0 in the Davis Cup World Group first round clash on Sunday.

Having already clinched the tie 3-0 following Mike Bryan and Mardy Fish’s four-set win over Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday, the Americans did not step off the accelerator as Ryan Harrison and John Isner cruised home in style.
While Harrison beat Michael Lammer 7-6, 7-6, Isner sealed it with a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Marco Chiudinelli.

Results: At Oviedo: Spain lead Kazakhstan 4-0 (Nicolas Almagro bt Evgeny Korolev 6-3, 6-4; Marcel Granollers/ Marc Lopez bt Evgeny Korolev/ Yuriy Schukin 6-2, 6-3, 6-1; N Almagro bt Andrey Golubev 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1; Juan Carlos Ferrero bt Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-4).

At Ostrava: Czech Republic lead Italy 4-0 (Lukas Rosol bt Andreas Seppi 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Tomas Berdych/ Radek Stepanek bt Daniele Bracciali/ Potito Starace 6-3, 6-4, 6-2; T Berdych bt Simone Bolelli 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2; R Stepanek bt A Seppi 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3).

At Bamberg: Germany trail Argentina 0-4 (Florian Mayer lt to Juan Ignacio Chela 5-7, 5-7; Tommy Haas/ Philipp Petzschner lt to David Nalbandian Eduardo Schwank 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 4-6; F Mayer lt to D Nalbandian 0-6, 1-6, 6-7 (5-7); P Petzschner lt to Juan Monaco 3-6, 3-6, 3-6).

At Fribourg: Switzerland lt to United States 0-5 (Marco Chiudinelli lt to John Isner 3-6, 4-6; Michael Lammer lt to Ryan Harrison 6-7 (0-7), 6-7 (4-7); Roger Federer/ Stanislas Wawrinka lt to Mike Bryan/ Mardy Fish 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 3-6; R Federer lt to John Isner 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (4-7), 2-6; S Wawrinka lt to Mardy Fish 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 7-9).

At Wiener Neustadt: Austria lead Russia 3-1 (Juergen Melzer bt Alex Bogomolov Jr 6-2, 6-4, 6-1; Oliver Marach Alexander Peya lt to Nikolay Davydenko/ Mikhail Youzhny 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 6-3, 4-6; Andreas Haider-Maurer bt A ex Bogomolov Jr 6-1, 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 6-2; J Melzer beat Igor Kunitsyn 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1).

At Nis: Sweden trail Serbia 1-3 (Michael Ryderstedt lt to Janko Tipsarevic 2-6, 6-7 (5-7), 5-7); Johan Brunstrom/ Robert Lindstedt bt J Tipsarevic/ Nenad Zimonjic 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (3-7), 10-8; M Ryderstedt lt to Viktor Troicki 4-6, 3-6, 7-5, 3-6; Filip Prpic lt to J Tipsarevic 3-6, 6-3, 4-6).

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