2008 Davis Cup Quarter Finals Day 1

The USA and Spain both took control of their matches finishing day 1 of Davis cup Quarter final with a 2-0 lead. In the other two matches the score was deadlock at 1-1.

Scores after day 1

  • RUSSIA 1, CZECH REPUBLIC 1
  • ARGENTINA 1, SWEDEN 1
  • SPAIN 2, GERMANY 0
  • UNITED STATES 2, FRANCE 0

Andy Roddick first seen off Michael Llodra in a toughly fought set, that needed two tie breakers. In the second James Blake saved two matchpoints to win a five-set epic against Paul-Henri Mathieu, securing only third five-set win in the 11 matches he has played.

David Ferrer fought back to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 6-3 6-4 6-2 to give his Spannish team a 2-0 lead and are now one win away from reaching the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time in 4 years. Ferrer took to the court after Rafael Nadal’s comfortable straight-sets win over Nicolas Kiefer.

Marat Safin over came Tomas Berdych’s in a thrilling five setter. Savin produced one of his best performances in years as he came from two sets down for the first time in his career, to win 6-7(5-7) 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-4. Radek Stepanek struck back to level the tie with a straight sets victory over Igor Andreev.

Robin Soderling beat Jose Acasuso to give Sweden a vital point, defeating the Argentine easily 6-0 6-4 6-1, to square the tie after David Nalbandian had given Argentina the lead with a less comfortable win over Thomas Johansson in Buenos Aires, eventually winning 6-2 5-7 6-4 6-2.