RODDICK PLAYS BACKHAND
American Andy Roddick plays a backhand in his match against Canadian Frank Dancevic at the 2006 Stella Artois tennis tournament in London on Wednesday June 14 2006. Roddick won the match 2-6 6-4 6-3.(UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
Spain kept its 2013 Davis Cup hopes alive Saturday when Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez logged a first-round doubles win over their Canadian opponents.
Singles victories by Milos Raonic and Frank Dancevic Friday gave Canada a 2-0 lead over Spain in their first-round Davis Cup meeting.
Spain will be without its biggest names, including Rafael Nadal, as its goes into this weekend's first-round Davis Cup series against Canada.
Top-five players Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer won't be available for Spain when it opens Davis Cup play next week against Canada.
No. 2 seed Dmitry Tursunov and qualifier Frank Dancevic advanced to the finals Friday at the AEGON International in Eastbourne, England.
Feliciano Lopez eliminated 11th-seeded Radek Stepanek, but all the other seeded players came away with first-round wins Monday at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
Top-seeded American James Blake lost to third-seeded Dmitry Tursunov Saturday in the semifinals of the Indianapolis Tennis Championships.
Defending champion Fabrice Santoro reached the Hall of Fame tennis finals in Rhode Island with a straight-set victory Saturday over Vincent Spadea.
Frenchman Fabrice Santoro and American Vince Spadea scored straight-set wins Friday to reach the semifinals in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.