Czech Republic d. Netherlands 3-2
Tomas Berdych powers the Czechs to two singles wins, and teams with compatriot Radek “The Worm” Stepanek to close out the Dutch 3-1. Dutchman Robin Haase forced a 1-1 split after day one with a five-set win over Stepanek.
Japan d. Canada 4-1
The Canucks suffer without the injured Milos Raonic as Kei Nishikori steps up with two singles wins. Unheralded Yasutaka Uchiyama teamed with Nishikori to stun the Canadian doubles pair of Daniel Nestor and Frank Dancevic.
Germany d. Spain 4-1
The Germans sweep a depleted Spanish team 3-0 behind Philipp Kohlschreiber and Floridan Mayer in singles, and Tommy Haas/Kohlschreiber in doubles.
France d. Australia 5-0
Richard Gasquet, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and the French red clay were too much for Aussies Lleyton Hewitt and rookie Nick Kyrgios who get swept.
Great Britain d. USA 3-1
Brit James Ward stuns Sam Querrey, adding to two Andy Murray wins. John Isner pulls from the tie with injury, and rookie Donald Young is no match for Murray.
Italy d. Argentina 3-1
The fabulous one Fabio Fognini put on his hard hat with two singles wins and a doubles triumph with Simone Bolelli. Argentine Carlos Berlocq made it 1-1 after day one with a win over Andreas Seppi.
Kazakhstan d. Belgium 3-2
Andrey Golubev is the hero in the fifth and deciding match, topping Ruben Bemelmens in straight sets. Belgian David Goffin forced a fifth match on Sunday by defeating Mikhail Kukushkin in five sets.
Switzerland d. Serbia 3-2
The Swiss sweep the Novak Djokovic-less Serbs 3-0 behind Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka in singles, and Marco Chiudinelli/Michael Lammer in doubles. The Serbs are unable to rally any Top 100 players in singles for the tie.
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